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Flynn-terrogation

In his powerful new memoir, The Ticking Is the Bomb (W.W. Norton), Scituate native Nick Flynn recounts a conversation he had with a man in Turkey.
Obsessed with the wrongs of Abu Ghraib, local author Nick Flynn traveled across the globe to meet its victims
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 15, 2010
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Dream catcher

Karen Shakhnazarov at the MFA
Karen Shakhnazarov at the MFA
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  November 25, 2008
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Ennio Morricone

Some years ago in these pages Mark Moses wrote that he couldn’t imagine there was ever a time when “My Girl” didn’t exist — even though he was born before the song was recorded.
Ennio Morricone, Radio City Music Hall, February 3, 2007
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  February 05, 2007
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Cinema belongs to him

For many backlashing film scholars and canonical cinéastes, most of the big players in the French New Wave — Truffaut, Chabrol, Rohmer, Resnais, etc. — have been, over time, at least a touch overrated, save two: Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Rivette.
The je ne c’est quoi world of Jacques Rivette
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  January 03, 2007

Feel-bad cinema

This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 21, 2006
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EXTRAS! EXTRAS!

As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2006


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The Arab street

Watching the news lately, you can’t help thinking that nobody has an idea what’s going on in the Arab and Islamic world.
Merzak Allouache’s other world at the HFA  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 23, 2006