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Review: The Tempest
There are so many ways to stage The Tempest. Shakespeare's last and strangest play can be a meditation on aging, an exploration of S&M power dynamics, a critique of Western imperialism.
Taymor fails to cast a spell
| December 17, 2010
A world of cinema
The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
| July 02, 2010
Review: Cold Souls
What if human souls were as interchangeable as hearts, kidneys, movie concepts, and auto parts? Writer/director Sophie Barthes's feature debut toys with the notion, but instead of breaking new ground, Cold Souls settles for rehashing elements from oth
Paul Giamatti can't heat up Cold Souls
| August 14, 2009
Review: The Uninvited
So unrelentingly nerve-shredding is the Korean horror masterpiece A Tale of Two Sisters [ Janghwa, Hongryeon ], just the sight of the floral wallpaper from its opening credits makes my skin crawl.
| February 04, 2009
My Blueberry Nights
Three years after 2046 , Wong Kar-wai is not in love any more — and I for one am happy for him. Perfectionism can be exhausting for all involved.
Sexy but emotionally failing
| April 16, 2008
“Not radical,” he replied. “I’d say ‘the truth.’ ”
Zinn's people's history comes to life, and song
| January 15, 2008
Some talented filmmakers try to play a Hollywood game, churning out a big-budget commercial product in exchange for a smaller, more personal and artistic venture.
The Bourne Ultimatum possesses central intelligence
| August 07, 2007
It may be in Little Rhody, but the 11th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival is the biggest film festival in New England.
The 11th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival
| July 31, 2007
We are Marshall
In 1970, a plane carrying the Marshall University football team crashed, killing all on board. Watch the trailer for We are Marshall (QuickTime)
More than a football film
| December 20, 2006
Hollywood gives Bush the finger
Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
| January 26, 2006
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