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Big Fat Whale
The eclectic François Ozon often combines the offbeat and the generic to the benefit of both.
Screwball comedy meets political boilerplate
| April 08, 2011
Review: The Girl on the Train
Here in this country, we’re familiar with the practice of pinning a crime on a member or members of another race.
The truth gets sidetracked in Téchiné’s Train
| April 30, 2010
Blu Christmas . . . without DVD
Ah, yes: the most wonderful time of the year, tinged with muddy snow and the creeping darkness of our most recent Depression.
Kick your films into hi-def this season with those other shiny silver discs
| December 11, 2009
A Christmas Tale
Maybe Charles, who died of leukemia three decades ago, at the age of six, knew what he was doing.
A twisted Christmas stocking
| November 18, 2008
Must we still make the case for French pop?
The chanteuse is loose
| April 15, 2008
Portuguese man of war
Manoel de Oliveira occupies a unique seat on the global film culture’s board of directors.
Manoel de Oliveira at the HFA
| March 12, 2008
Lifting the veil
If we’ve learned anything in the past five or so years of our foreign policy, it’s that we should know a few things about a country before bombing the crap out of it.
Girls just want to have fun in Persepolis
| January 09, 2008
The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
| December 28, 2007
Deneuve has been in the public eye long enough to know that only damn fools reveal themselves to the public.
Deneuve demystifies — and enchants
| August 07, 2007
Manoel de Oliveira made this long-range sequel to Buñuel’s 1967 fetish classic Belle de jour .
| May 17, 2007
Ah, Eurocinema, the blood and backbone of film culture as it grew from out of the Hollywood shadow in the post-war decades — the Godards, the Bergmans, the Antonionis, the bristling Hungarians, the mordant Poles, the café-dawdling French!
‘New Films from Europe’ at the HFA
| January 19, 2007
Flashbacks, May 12, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| May 11, 2006
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