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Review: Great Directors

The chore is to blank out Greek filmmaker Angela Ismailos's clueless, indulgent voiceover and moony on-camera presence and enjoy the commentary of the filmmakers she's tracked down in Europe and America.
Documentary about filmmakers nearly derailed by its own not-so-great director
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 30, 2010

The rules of his game

Given that every theater season seems to bring a new production of a Chekhov play, it's surprising that so few movies have been made of his dramas, or of his short stories. Or maybe not so surprising: Chekhov is perilously difficult for filmmakers.
'Celebrating Chekhov' at the Museum of Fine Arts
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 22, 2010

Vocation or vacation?

This past Wednesday, the fifth Coolidge Award, honoring a “film artist whose work advances the spirit of original and challenging filmmaking,” was bestowed on Jeremy Thomas.
Honoring independent cinema’s ‘tour guide’
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 01, 2008

Ang time

“Yeah, it’s very hard,” says Ang Lee — with no apparent double entendre in mind — about shooting the sex scenes in his NC-17-rated Lust, Caution .
Lee approaches Lust with Caution
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 03, 2007

Finding the future in the past

Dylan is going back to a period he loves. That period happens to be one before he was born, but what the hell?
Dylan makes history
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  September 07, 2006

Regular Lovers | Les Amants Réguliers

Philippe Garrel’s latest is a look back, by someone who was there, at the idealism of May ’68.
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  January 18, 2006