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Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait

"Not many people may know of my films, but I think they may have more legs than, like, a Kate Hudson movie."
Bobcat unleashes another not-so-funny comedy
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  September 04, 2009

Interview: Judd Apatow

Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
On the making of his Citizen Kane
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 31, 2009

Review: Up

Nobody these days tells stories as cinematically as do the people at Pixar. At least for the first half-hour of their films.
Raising the art to a higher level
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 29, 2009

A star is porn

"As Steven was saying the other night at the screening, at the end of the day we're all selling something, and we all want something, whether it's monetary or not."
Adult-film star Sasha Grey makes her mainstream debut
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 15, 2009

All's well that is Welles

Some of the best of the last Orson Welles flicks at the HFA
Some of the best of the last at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  November 24, 2008

EXCERPT: The Conversation

Peter Keough discusses how The Conversation  is a B List movie.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 30, 2008


Making us stronger

I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 17, 2008

Flying high

Every summer, it seems like another superhero movie has broken some box-office record or other and made movie history.
Is The Dark Knight the best movie ever?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 23, 2008

Citizen Kane? Or ‘Citizen You’?

Anyone who wants to know what makes a video game a video game — what makes it different from movies, television, books — can find the answer in Grand Theft Auto IV .
Grand Theft Auto IV  puts the player behind the wheel
By MITCH KRPATA  |  May 13, 2008

Before and after images

With José Luis Guerín, the cinema returns to its origin in photography.
José Luis Guerín at the HFA
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  February 06, 2008

Tinseltown East

Looking at the photographs now, it’s hard to believe it ever existed.
Boston was once a breeding ground for movie big-wigs. Now, Emerson College tries to preserve its ghosts.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 30, 2007


Sick puppy

Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait’s audacious premise for his 2006 feature Sleeping Dogs Lie did him in.
Sleeping Dogs Lie and Boy Culture
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 01, 2007

Devine DVDs

Sure, we all know Get Smart! is out on DVD in time for the holidays, and the Superman films (all of them, going back to 1948), and Mission Impossible: The Ultimate Missions Collection , sure, sure, as if you could miss the bleating sirens of studio pu
Film-smart gifts for people who think they’ve seen everything
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  December 07, 2006

‘Ice’ is nice

In culture-crazy Reykjavík, the city of 200,000 that spawned Björk, Icelanders have practically everything to get them through the cool-to-cold weather: a symphony orchestra, dance and theater companies, rock bands and poetry readings, and an astonishing
Schmoozing at the Reykjavík Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 11, 2006

King maker

Anybody who’s read Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men at the very least that it was set in the ’30s during the Depression. But if you watch Steve Zaillian’s adaptation and look closely at the license plates, you’ll notice the date: 1954. Stark r
The director on the campaign trail
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 20, 2006

Pedro, Borat, and a castrato

As usual, dedicated film critics were too occupied seeing four or five movies a day to note the swarm of A-list celebrities at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival.
The 31st Toronto International Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 20, 2006


Film noir or red meat?

On this, all agree: nobody in 1940s Hollywood consciously made “film noirs,” though that’s what we now call The Maltese Falcon , Double Indemnity , The Big Sleep , and other dark, cynical, crime melodramas.
And Ric Burns’s Warhol documentary
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 12, 2006

Flower power

Stealing someone’s screenplay is serious stuff.
Did Jim Jarmusch steal the screenplay?
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 12, 2006


As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2006