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Review: Potiche

The eclectic François Ozon often combines the offbeat and the generic to the benefit of both.
Screwball comedy meets political boilerplate
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 08, 2011
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 30, 2010
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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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2009
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 18, 2008
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Paradis found

Must we still make the case for French pop?
The chanteuse is loose
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  April 15, 2008
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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
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  March 12, 2008


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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 09, 2008
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Primary concerns

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007
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Star power

Deneuve has been in the public eye long enough to know that only damn fools reveal themselves to the public.
Deneuve demystifies — and enchants
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 07, 2007
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Belle Toujours

Manoel de Oliveira made this long-range sequel to Buñuel’s 1967 fetish classic Belle de jour .
Quel dommage!
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  May 17, 2007
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Waved off

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
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  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.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 11, 2006