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Review: Eyes Wide Open

Though Hair Tabakman’s intense melodrama seethes with eroticism, for most of the film the only flesh on view is the raw meat in Aaron’s (Zohar Shtrauss, who with his beard looks like Dostoevsky) butcher shop in a stark Haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Melancholy spirituality
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010
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From Russia with love

The Internet has, of course, ruined the music industry. That’s the conventional wisdom. But for many musicians, the Internet has been a boon.
Moshe’s Thinning the Herd finds its audience
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 09, 2010
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Jewishfilm.2010

They aren’t the most auspicious of couplings: an Arab and Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied Tunis in 1942; a butcher and his apprentice in Haredi Jerusalem; the survivor of a terrorist bombing and a stranger who might be a guardian angel.
Love is stronger than death at Jewishfilm.2010
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 02, 2010
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Boston Turkish Film Festival 2010

In a scene in Çagan Irmak's IN DARKNESS (2009; April 3 at 3 pm), one of several provocative films in this year's Boston Turkish Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, a woman explains to a TV interviewer that her political party is neither for Shari'
Divine madness rules the ninth annual Turkish Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 19, 2010
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Review: A Prophet

Visionaries thrive behind bars: Dostoevsky, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X. "The truth is ugly," explains one would-be sage, Charles Manson. "So we put our prophets in prison."
Jacques Audiard's Scarface for the new millennium
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2010

Play by Play: March 13, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 10, 2009


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Oh, you like Melville?

We cannot stress this enough. As much as no one cares about your laptop or iPhone, everyone sneaks a peek at what their peers and classmates are reading.
Five books to land your first college mate
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 27, 2008
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Civil service

The upshot of all this building and scheming is that you can turn Paris into an Aztec city and settle Fyodor Dostoevsky in Tenochtitlan.
Sid Meier brings Revolution to the people
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 21, 2008
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Time with Tolstoy

War and Peace is the epic to end all epics.
The new translation of War and Peace
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 28, 2007
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The Rape of Europa

The filmmakers are assuming that after so much documentation of murder and torture we could stand to consider instead the material and cultural losses.
Art-love tunnel vision
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  September 26, 2007
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Turkey call

Turkey’s chances of getting into the European Union may be fading, but its role as a rising star in world cinema looks secure.
From genius to genre at the Boston Turkish Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 28, 2007


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Victor’s Café

Victor’s is a small storefront done up with linen and elegant lacy napkins to suggest a kind of budget-gourmet experience.
Like walking through the pages of Dostoevsky — in a good way
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 02, 2006