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Funny business: Funny Ha Ha, Ten Years Later

A lot has happened to Boston-born, Harvard-educated filmmaker Andrew Bujalski in the decade since he filmed his breakthrough debut, the acclaimed indie feature, Funny Ha Ha (2002).

By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 23, 2012
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Review: Harmony And Me

This bagatelle from Bob Byington is Greenberg lite.
Softcore mumblecore
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010

Alive and well

The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
By  |  April 17, 2009
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Review: Beeswax

Beeswax as in, mind your own . . . ?
Don't expect intensity of any kind
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 17, 2009
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Paper or plastic?

The Duplass brothers have constructed a compact meta-movie laced with knowing winks.
Baghead keeps itself covered
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 30, 2008
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Cinema paradiso

Elusive animals, the mysteries of time past, peer pressure, and, inevitably, Iraq dominate what we were able to screen from the sixth annual Independent Film Festival of Boston.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston is movie heaven
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2008


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Local culler

For peddling some not-for-sale DVDs to a dubious Internet customer, local critic Paul Sherman found himself in the middle of an FBI sting, removed from his reviewing posts at the Boston Herald and the Improper Bostonian , and under voluntary house arr
Paul Sherman’s Big Screen Boston
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 22, 2008
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Hannah Takes the Stairs

Nonetheless, certain images, like two people in a tub playing the 1812 Overture on trumpets, are worth the visit.
And they don't go anywhere
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 05, 2007
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Notes from underground

Although it hardly seems likely in a summer of noisy, box-office-busting sequels, independent cinema thrives, after a fashion, in America.
Celebrating independents at the HFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 27, 2007
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Zombie sheep?

After a top-notch first two days, the Fifth  Independent Film Festival of Boston weathers some ups and downs through the remainder of its schedule.
Plus Donkey Kong, the Super Amigos, and ‘the greatest film of all time’ at the IFFB
By PHOENIX FILM STAFF  |  April 29, 2007
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Michael and me

Arriving in Austin for the South by Southwest Film Festival, Mr. Film Culture was one swell-chested dude.
Moore’s the pity at SxSW
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 20, 2007


Smiles all around

Born in France in 1921, the spry octogenarian Chris Marker plays detective with a camera in Chats perchés|The Case of the Grinning Cat , which is playing all week at the Brattle Theatre.
Marker’s cats; Bujalski and the Times
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 17, 2007

Feel-bad cinema

This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 21, 2006
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Apologetic masterpiece

Recently, on WBUR’s On Point , I heard Harvard conservative Harvey Mansfield plug a book he’s written in praise of “manliness,” a trait he finds embodied today in Donald Rumsfeld.
Reality is nice in Mutual Appreciation
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  September 13, 2006
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Seven heaven

Who are the world’s greatest living narrative filmmakers, what I call the Magnificent Seven?
Readers speak out on the best directors
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 28, 2006