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Review: The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan

An investigative doc brimming with cultural resonance and historical savvy, Henry Corra's film has ahold of a pungent story — that of the titular black Texan fella who vanished in Vietnam 40 years ago.
Rich in mysteries
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  September 02, 2011
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Review: Alpha and Omega

If Lionsgate wants to take a bite out of the animated film market dominated by Pixar and Disney, it’ll have to do better than this toothless stray.
Talking-wolf movie includes one of Dennis Hopper's final performances
By TOM MEEK  |  September 17, 2010
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Review: Legendary

Indie-film fans could hardly have imagined the day that Patricia Clarkson would share the screen with the likes of WWE stud John Cena.
Cena holds his own
By TOM MEEK  |  September 10, 2010
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Review: Death at a Funeral

Once the enfant terrible of misogynistic movies (see 1997’s In the Company of Men ), Neil LaBute has moved on to remakes. His take on a 1973 horror classic ( The Wicker Man ) is either classically horrible or classically brilliant.
Farce in the age of Obama
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 23, 2010
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Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?

Buoyed by President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, many had hopes for change after his election.
Three controversial (and sure to be Oscar-nominated) films tackle race in the age of Obama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010
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Review: 2012

Doomsday is good therapy. What does it matter that billions die if that brings a family together in one big hug?
Doom and doomer: the bullshit hits the fans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 13, 2009


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Adoring public

If the goal was to bring to life for a night the strange beast that is cable access, they nailed it.  
CCTV 20TH Anniversary at the Middle East Upstairs, October 18, 2008
By MEGAN V. BELL  |  October 21, 2008
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Blindness

The Fernando Meirelles–directed film is, of necessity, less literary and philosophical.  
An old-fashioned disaster-movie yarn
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 01, 2008
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Be Kind Rewind

This isn’t Gondry’s best work — it’s too unstructured, labored when it begs to soar.
A shambling charmer
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 20, 2008
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Honeydripper

John Sayles’s first clunker is a threadbare yarn about the emergence of rock and roll that substitutes clichés for character development.
A hot sticky mess
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 16, 2008
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History rocks

“Not radical,” he replied. “I’d say ‘the truth.’ ”
Zinn's people's history comes to life, and song
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 15, 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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Idiot box

When QubeTV — the video-sharing site “run by conservatives for conservatives” — was launched in April, we were intrigued.
We watch QubeTV so you don't have to
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 06, 2007
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Counting Sheep

Lyrical, contemplative, with a clear disdain for mainstream Hollywood, the African-American filmmaker Charles Burnett has cobbled out an unorthodox career.
Charles Burnett at the MFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 05, 2007
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Shooter

It was only a matter of time before the Democrats had a version of Rambo to call their own.
Republicans get gunned down
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 21, 2007
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Bloodless diamonds

If the Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle Blood Diamond gets remembered for anything, it would be for the attention it’s drawn to the injustice that has risen alongside globalization in Africa.
Non-violence and rationality reign in the MFA’s ‘African Cinema’
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 14, 2007


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The future of an illusion

When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006
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The Shaggy Dog

Dave Douglas (Tim Allen, who as the Santa Clause series attests is adept at these family shape-shifting comedies) is an LA deputy DA prosecuting an animal-rights activist for setting fire to a biotech company’s lab.
Tim Allen marks his cinematic territory
By TOM MEEK  |  March 08, 2006
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All-American?

Flash back to Cannes, 2003, the press conference for Dogville . Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier leaned toward his superstar lead, Nicole Kidman, and put her on the spot before the international press.
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By GERALD PEARY  |  February 15, 2006