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Review: The Well-Digger’s Daughter
Daniel Auteuil ( Manon of the Spring ) directs and stars in this melodrama set in Provence during World War I.
Based on the novel by Marcel Pagnol
| July 27, 2012
Mortensen rings up the Coolidge Award
On Sunday, Viggo Mortensen dropped in at the marathon screening of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and regaled the gathered faithful with a song in Elvish.
Hail Fellowship Well Met
| March 09, 2012
What this cattle farmer at the center of talented writer/director Michael R. Roskam's debut feature – Belgium's foreign-language Oscar nominee – lacks, he tries to make up for with steroids.
Michael R. Roskam's debut feature
| February 24, 2012
See this film: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure [with time travel talk by physics prof] @ the Coolidge
We've seen time travel so often in the movies you have to wonder why nobody's figured out how to do it in real life. Certainly...
| January 29, 2012
See this Sundance film preview: Celeste and Jesse Forever @ the Coolidge
Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones star in Celeste and Jesse Forever Who needs to brave the thin air and mobbed screenings of Sundance when you...
| January 25, 2012
See this film: Big Catholic Guilt- Resurrection @ the Coolidge
Boston's now-defunct industrial/metal heavy-hitters Big Catholic Guilt played their last show as a regular working band at the (also defunct) Rathskellar back in '96 -...
| January 20, 2012
See this film: [Talk Cinema] Declaration of War @ the Coolidge
Every year, it's the same: they announce the five "Best Foreign Language Film" Academy Award nominees and you haven't heard of any of them, let...
| January 14, 2012
See this film: The Terminator @fter midnight at the Coolidge
As technology now invades every aspect of our lives, the paranoid, dystopic scenario posed by James Cameron in The Terminator (1984), arguably the director's best...
| January 05, 2012
See this film: Battleship Potemkin [with live score] @ the Coolidge
If you were wondering where the basic concepts behind Coke commercials, Mitt Romney ads, and advertising and propaganda in general come from, you should take...
| December 18, 2011
See this film: 12 Monkeys [with science writer Carl Zimmer] @ the Coolidge
If you've seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Project Nim this year, you owe it to yourself to see what might be...
| December 11, 2011
See this film: Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D at the Coolidge
Let's face it, some movies should never have been made in 3D. For instance, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. Scratch that - it probably...
| December 01, 2011
PODCAST: John Hodgman at the Coolidge Corner Theatre
Last week, the inimitable John Hodgman (above, backstage) appeared at the Coolidge Corner Theatre to talk about his new book. (You can read my...
| November 23, 2011
See this film: Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times Of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche @ the Coolidge
Called "the bad boy of Buddhism," Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche left a monastery in India in the '60s for the West where he smoked, drank, and...
| November 20, 2011
See this film: True Romance @fter midnight at the Coolidge
Tony Scott may have directed it, but True Romance (1993) might be Quentin Tarantino's best movie. He wrote the screenplay about a dorky guy, not...
| November 03, 2011
Attend this film fest: The 23rd Annual Boston Jewish Film Festival
A must-see event on the local film calendar, the Boston Jewish Film Festival opens tonight at the Coolidge with Leo Khasin's debut feature, Kaddish for...
| November 01, 2011
[Halloween] See all these films: The 11th Annual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon @ the Coolidge
Here's a chance to get your horror quota filled before the big Halloween rush on Monday, as the Coolidge Corner Theatre presents its 11th Annual...
| October 28, 2011
See this film: Zombie (1979) after midnight @ the Coolidge
It's a safe bet that the walking dead in Lucio Fulci's cult classic Zombie (1979) could kick, and perhaps eat, the asses of the zombies...
| October 20, 2011
See this film: Judgment At Nuremberg @ the Coolidge
For a long time Hollywood shied away from confronting the Holocaust. Stanley Kramer was one of the first directors to broach the subject in his...
| October 16, 2011
See this film: Little Shop of Horrors (with special guest speaker) @ the Coolidge
After seeing, and smelling, the blossoming corpse plant at a Seattle conservatory a few months back, the first thing I (and just about everyone else)...
| October 02, 2011
Attend this horror showcase: J. Cannibal's Feast of Flesh XI @ the Coolidge
No one puts on a showcase of the macabre like J. Cannibal, the cult impresario, who works as an undertaker when he isn't busy being...
| September 30, 2011
See this film: Nathan the Wise [with live score] at the Coolidge
Back in 1922, with WWI fresh in everyone's minds, the young film director Manfred Noa made the silent film Nathan The Wise, an adaptation of...
| September 10, 2011
See this film: Office Space at the Coolidge
The soul-destroying grind of clerical drudgery has been part of the American experience at least since "Bartleby the Scrivener." No offense to Herman Melville, but...
| September 04, 2011
Meet the Mayor: Coolidge Corner Theatre
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. Coolidge Corner TheatreErwin Chuk Why did you...
| September 02, 2011
See this film: La Strada at the Coolidge
When it comes to Italian neorealist movies, the only movie that rivals De Sica's Umberto D. in the tear-jerk department is Federico Fellini's heartbreaking La...
| August 27, 2011
See this film: Zoolander @fter midnight at the Coolidge
No matter how many times you watch it, Zoolander, (2001) never lets you down. There will always be something that renews your appreciation of the...
| August 25, 2011
See this film: The Shining @ the Coolidge
There are many shocking moments in Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Shining (1980), but the real terror is subtle, insidious, and will...
| August 21, 2011
The Week in Geek, August 15-23: Bad Daddies, Giant Killers, and Sparklepires
Unlike the green line blowing right by your stop while you wait in the rain, the handbasket we're in ain't exactly going express to hell....
| August 15, 2011
See this film: Army of Darkness @fter midnight at the Coolidge
In addition to being the big shot director of blockbusters like Spider-Man, Sam Raimi is a master of splatter, as evidenced by Army Of Darkness...
| August 11, 2011
The Week in Geek August 8-14: Distract Yourself from Potential Economic Turmoil
It's a bleak, bleak week in the US, Laser Orgians. With the economy taking a nose-dive and the threat of double-dip recession (which sounds more...
| August 08, 2011
PODCAST: William Gibson on celebrity, technology and top-secret jeans [MP3]
Author William Gibson has been called the father of cyberpunk and coined the term "cyberspace" back when Internet was little more than a twinkle in...
| August 04, 2011
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