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Review: Tales from the Golden Age
The ironically titled film refers to the dreadful Alice-in-Wonderland years when Nicolae Ceausescu was the Communist strongman of Romania.
Panorama of black-humor stories
| December 02, 2011
The Production Code, Hollywood's notorious self-censorship program, was instituted by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America in 1930, but it didn't go into effect till 1934, when it was administered by Joseph I. Breen.
Film noir and the Production Code at the MFA
| May 29, 2009
The Front Page
The Front Page 's timeless fun at 2nd Story
Breaking news: timeless fun at 2nd Story
| January 28, 2009
Ghost of future past
When film actor Keir Dullea turned up in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo as the father of Angelina Jolie’s character in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd , I was not only surprised to see him again onscreen, but amazed that he wasn’t dead.
Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow
| June 18, 2008
My one brush with the late Otto Preminger seems like a typical encounter.
| May 13, 2008
The belle boy
Precious, rather than priceless, is the word that comes to mind when describing Audrey Tautou.
Audrey Tautou goes slumming in Hors de prix
| April 09, 2008
They’re called “festival films,” movies that resonate with the serious, eager-minded who attend fests but have little chance in the Darwinian world of theatrical release.
And the Brattle’s WW2 flicks
| March 28, 2007
Major and minor Billy
Billy Wilder’s expansive career began in Germany at the end of the ’20s, continued briefly in Paris when he fled Hitler in 1933, and picked up in Hollywood the following year.
The HFA celebrates Wilder’s centennial
| December 07, 2006
Congratulations, Robert Altman.
Gerry’s Magnificent Seven; Lie with Me
| March 21, 2006
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