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Welcome to the dark territories again, the republic of bitterness and bile known as noir.
The HFA’s ‘Unseen Noir’ unveils America’s post-war gloom
| May 19, 2008
During the great American renaissance period in movies, Hollywood was in the hands of the counterculture.
Arthur Penn at the Harvard Film Archive
| January 29, 2008
Talking to Himself
There’s a scene in Alan Alda’s new memoir that’s hard to forget: Hawkeye, age eleven, shooting terminally ill rabbits to a bloody, dusty death.
Alan Alda talks to us about his new memoir and what it means to live a successful life
| September 07, 2007
Glee and venom
Of the great modernist playwrights, Harold Pinter has had the most intimate relationship with film.
Lacerating Harold Pinter at the Harvard Film Archive
| May 08, 2007
Witness to moviemaking
The Brattle’s “Rare Film Noir” festival spotlights what makes the experience of going to movie revivals irreplaceable.
Rare film noir at the Brattle
| July 14, 2006
The Simpsons 20 best guest voices of all time
The TV gods are smiling upon us.
Will Gervais join them?
| March 29, 2006
The ultimate TEACHER movie
Here’s the thing about teacher movies: they’re all the same.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
| March 28, 2006
A rambling, sentimental memoir in which Ann, a young woman who works with alcoholics and schizophrenics at a shelter and feels her life is at a standstill, comes to accept that the work she’s doing is worthwhile and defines her.
Ann Randolph’s Squeeze Box
| January 17, 2006
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