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DVD review: Old Lang signs

The three early films in this outstanding Kino DVD show the origins of Lang's genius.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 09, 2012
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Review: Die Nibelungen

Fritz Lang's other classic
Fritz Lang's other classic
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 10, 2010
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Burden of dreams

As the title of Siegfried Kracauer's landmark book From Caligari to Hitler puts it, the politically shaky, culturally fertile Weimar Republic lasted roughly from Robert Wiene's nightmarish Expressionist allegory The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) to
The Weimar cinema's shadows play with ugly realities
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 26, 2010

Scenes from the Plaza Classic Film Festival


Boston's Alloy Orchestra scores Metropolis EL PASO, TEXAS - It's the West Texas city that Whole Foods forgot, though the chain started up in Austin....
By Gerald Peary  |  August 24, 2010
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Bigger — and better

Metropolis just keeps growing.
The new, ‘complete’ Metropolis
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010
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The plots thicken

Eight years after the destruction of the World Trade Center — the result of one of the most devastatingly successful conspiracies in history — Americans still take comfort in paranoia.
9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009


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Dark passage

The Production Code, Hollywood's notorious self-censorship program, was instituted by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America in 1930, but it didn't go into effect till 1934, when it was administered by Joseph I. Breen.
Film noir and the Production Code at the MFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  May 29, 2009

EXCERPT: King Creole


 Gerald Perry writes on King Creole' s neverending B list movie status.
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 30, 2008
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They always beat Gypsies

From the beginning of his career in movies, Joseph Losey was persecuted — chased out of town.
Joseph Losey at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  July 08, 2008
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Alloy Orchestra

If it weren’t for Alloy Orchestra, it’s doubtful Boston would ever get to see silents like Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and Josef von Sternberg’s Underworld.
The Alloy does the Underworld at the Somerville
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 17, 2008
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Graham Greene’s last interview

This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
A great writer condemns US interventionism
By JOHN R. MACARTHUR  |  June 28, 2006