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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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