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Cinema paradisos

Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010

Festival atmosphere

Summer traditionally has been the happy hunting ground for Hollywood studios — the time when they unleash their big-budgeted, f/x-heavy warhorses on armies of newly freed schoolchildren and frazzled adults trying to beat the heat.
Between the Blockbuster and the beach there are the film festivals of New England
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 12, 2009

Year in Film: Risky business

Every year the studios hold back their best until the end of the year, but this year they let us down.
Films whose aspirations are more than Academic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 22, 2008

Urban myths

Fellini’s Rome, Godard’s Paris, John Waters’s Baltimore — none of these home towns has possessed (or been possessed by) its filmmaker the way Guy Maddin’s does and is in My Winnipeg .
Maddin’s Winnipeg is the city that always sleeps
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 08, 2008

Believe it or not

Even the titles of his films are a little weird.
Interview: Guy Maddin tells the truth
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 08, 2008

Cinema paradiso

Elusive animals, the mysteries of time past, peer pressure, and, inevitably, Iraq dominate what we were able to screen from the sixth annual Independent Film Festival of Boston.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston is movie heaven
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2008


War of independents

The IFFB is determined to wrest cinematic freedom from the imperial power of the Hollywood studios.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston fights for freedom of the screens
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2008


Why not the Hub?
Brand upon the Brain! , plus Bellocchio
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 27, 2007

Devine DVDs

Sure, we all know Get Smart! is out on DVD in time for the holidays, and the Superman films (all of them, going back to 1948), and Mission Impossible: The Ultimate Missions Collection , sure, sure, as if you could miss the bleating sirens of studio pu
Film-smart gifts for people who think they’ve seen everything
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  December 07, 2006

Pedro, Borat, and a castrato

As usual, dedicated film critics were too occupied seeing four or five movies a day to note the swarm of A-list celebrities at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival.
The 31st Toronto International Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 20, 2006

The oldest neo-realist

Too bad there’s no encompassing Boston retrospective in the centenary year of Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, founder of neo-realism and perhaps one of the 10 greatest filmmakers.
Roberto Rossellini at 100
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 07, 2006


Different strokes

Some say the movie impulse comes from voyeurism, but I think a case could be made for sado-masochism, especially after watching some of the selections in this year’s Boston Underground Film Festival.
The Boston Underground Film Festival  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 17, 2006