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Anne Bancroft

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Darkness visible

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
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  May 19, 2008
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American original

During the great American renaissance period in movies, Hollywood was in the hands of the counterculture.
Arthur Penn at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 29, 2008
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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  
By JENNY HALPER  |  September 07, 2007
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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
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  May 08, 2007
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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  
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  July 14, 2006
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The Simpsons 20 best guest voices of all time

The TV gods are smiling upon us.
Will Gervais join them?
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 29, 2006


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The ultimate TEACHER movie

Here’s the thing about teacher movies: they’re all the same.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 28, 2006
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Gimme shelter

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
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 17, 2006