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Review: Ichiro Kataoka, Benshi
During their 2004 centennial celebration of Yasujiro Ozu, the Harvard Film Archive hosted Midori Sawato, one of a handful of silent-film narrators, or benshi, still active in Japan.
Sounds of silents
| November 16, 2012
Review: The Turin Horse(1)
Legend has it that in Turin, Friedrich Nietzsche came across a horse being beaten by its driver. Nietzsche embraced the horse, went insane, and remained so for the rest of his life.
Bela Tarr's final film
| March 09, 2012
The films of Sergio Leone at the HFA
He's best known for his westerns, which traditionally are sagas about how civilization begins, how ruthless and cynical men rip it out of the throat of the wilderness. But the end of civilization is what really fascinated Sergio Leone, and the pois
The good, the bad, and the brilliant
| November 04, 2011
Buñuel continues to delight, confound, and shock
Openly, contentedly delighted with how our own dreams can appall us, and how close movies are to that appalling dreaminess, Luis Buñuel — the subject of an extensive survey at the HFA this month — may have been the greatest filmmaker of the medium's firs
| June 11, 2011
"Vapor Trail" screening at the HFA
Local filmmaker and Emerson College professor John Gianvito has moved from the poetic impressionism of his 58-minute Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (2007) to...
| April 21, 2010
HFA presents "Under the Skin: The Films of Rakhshan Bani-Edemad"
Iran’s film industry, once among the most acclaimed in the world, faces grave attacks from the current regime, which recently imprisoned the great director Jafar...
| April 21, 2010
Harvard Film Archive's Retrospective: "The Searchers"
Those films that make the Top 10 list of all time are there for a reason. Like The Searchers (1956), which might well be the...
| February 03, 2010
Sweet smell of skill
Alexander Mackendrick, who's the subject of a tribute at the Harvard Film Archive this weekend, is a somewhat mysterious figure in movie history.
Alexander Mackendrick at the HFA
| January 06, 2009
All's well that is Welles
Some of the best of the last Orson Welles flicks at the HFA
Some of the best of the last at the HFA
| November 24, 2008
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