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Review: Monsieur Lazhar
A Montreal elementary school is traumatized by a suicide in the classroom of a popular instructor.
Subtle, wise, and beautifully rendered
| April 20, 2012
Review: Of Gods and Men
Xavier Beauvois co-wrote and directed this thoughtful true story of a small Trappist monastery situated in a poor Algerian Muslim village overrun with fundamentalist mercenaries.
Thoughtful true story about the search for peace and purpose in a chaotic world
| March 18, 2011
Steven Stark is known to Phoenix readers for his "Presidential Tote Board" odds-making feature, but it turns out that he and his son, Harrison, are also soccer aficionados, having become fans of London side Fulham FC during stays in the British capit
Your indispensable World Cup update
| June 11, 2010
Balls of fire
For one month every four years, the United States — try as it might — can’t impose its vacuous culture on the rest of the planet. The World Cup arrives and the Americans are, at best, an afterthought.
Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup
DAVID SCHARFENBERG AND LANCE GOULD
| May 28, 2010
In the land of the stoner cops
Major Jim Contreras was awaiting his marching orders. Literally.
On the front lines of Obama's campaign in Afghanistan
| February 26, 2010
To judge from the titles of some of his recent novels — The Book of Illusion s, Oracle Night , Man in the Dark , and now Invisible — Paul Auster's fiction is receding, Samuel Beckett style, into non-existence.
Paul Auster makes promiscuity a virtue
| November 20, 2009
Style meets stylus
It's a credit to Pixar's success that so many animated films of the past decade have been compelled to sport the sheen of CGI. But now that filmmakers have wrung reality out of 1's and 0's, they're starting to cast their eyes on the next frontier.
Eastern-inspired digital delights at the Brattle
| June 12, 2009
Loud and clear
Although it's no stretch to say that contemporary artists are eager to say something, the art world has seen its fair share of awkwardly shitty gallery talks.
The 2008 Foster Prize at the ICA, Adel Abdessemed at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center
EVAN J. GARZA
| November 26, 2008
Crossword: ''My heart belongs to you''
A little organ music.
| November 12, 2008
Dance in fall
This fall’s offerings of dance performances have an international flavor, as well as featuring the talents of Rhody-grown dance groups.
| September 10, 2008
You, my young British friend, start a band.
How US terror policy is ruining your summer concert season
| June 18, 2008
On this first career-spanning collection, which skitters around chronologically, the consistency of Rachid Taha's work is more evident than ever before.
Rock El Casbah: The Best Of . . . | Wrasse
| June 17, 2008
Ordure in the court
“He couldn’t be a terrorist, living in a cellar and eating canned food,” says a perceptive friend of the notorious French attorney Jacques Vergès.
Barbet Schroeder’s L’avocat de la terreur
| November 06, 2007
Notre ami Pierrot
“Film is like a battleground,” American director Sam Fuller pronounces famously at the cocktail party in Pierrot le fou .
Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 omnibus rides again
| September 12, 2007
Digital or timeless?
Garrison Keillor went into one of his trademark reveries and began to tell us about Tanglewood’s “designer” fireworks.
‘Opening Night at Tanglewood,’ the Dutch and the Danes at Jacob’s Pillow, ‘The Unknown Monet’ at the Clark
| July 18, 2007
The battle for the Algerians
Sweet victory of the ex-colony.
Indigènes inspires; Becket bores
| February 23, 2007
Stuff to drink
It's no secret that we love a good cocktail, but when said cocktail is created with us in mind, it become struly impossible to resist.
We challenged nine local mixologists create the perfect cocktail. They didn’t disappoint us.
| January 08, 2007
Moviegoers seeking release from the increasingly unavoidable escapism of superhero movies will find much to enjoy in the 11th Boston French Film Festival.
The 11th Boston French Film Festival
| July 05, 2006
Home away from home
Souad Massi named her latest album Mesk Elil (Wrasse), which is Arabic for “honeysuckle,” the flower that grows throughout her native Algiers.
Souad Massi finds her Algerian roots in France
| April 13, 2006
The Arab street
Watching the news lately, you can’t help thinking that nobody has an idea what’s going on in the Arab and Islamic world.
Merzak Allouache’s other world at the HFA
| February 23, 2006
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