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The arc of Elia Kazan's professional life has its origins in the Group Theatre, where he was trained as an actor and performed in the original 1930s productions of Clifford Odets's Waiting for Lefty and Golden Boy .
Elia Kazan at the HFA
| July 31, 2009
Film: Universal Bites Jaws Into Vineyard
Gov. Sargent posed for the photos on a pier in Edgartown, preparing to let fly a bottle of vintage California champagne against the hill of the Orca, a pleasure craft transformed into a Nova Scotian Trawler to be used in Universal's production of Jaws.
"All is grist to their mill."
| June 19, 2009
For further indication of the darkening zeitgeist, consider the personae of imaginary rabbits.
Donnie Darko, plus The Bluest Eye and To Kill a Mockingbird
| November 08, 2007
The seductive new drama series Mad Men re-creates the beginning of the advertising industry’s shiny modern era of bullshit.
Mad Men practices truth in advertising
| August 08, 2007
Doom, gloom and zoom
Given the past year’s headlines, it can’t come as a surprise that some of the best films of 2006 had an edge of darkness to them.
A year in film
| January 16, 2007
Reflections on a golden filmmaker
John Huston had such a long, illustrious career as a film director — just a few years short of half a century — that any series in his honor that isn’t comprehensive has to feel truncated.
John Huston at the Brattle
| September 27, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
Brilliant or bullshit?
You’re on a subway in an unfamiliar city, and you don’t know how you got there or where you’re going.
The Difficulty of Proving Amnesia
| March 15, 2006
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