Jacques Tati

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Review: The Illusionist (2011)

Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati work their magic.
Sleight of hand
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  January 28, 2011

Blu Christmas . . . without DVD

Ah, yes: the most wonderful time of the year, tinged with muddy snow and the creeping darkness of our most recent Depression.
Kick your films into hi-def this season with those other shiny silver discs
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2009

French disconnections

Last year's Boston French Film Festival featured Claude Chabrol's A Girl Cut in Two , and that, combined with this year's Chris Marker retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive and Agnès Varda's fine new The Beaches of Agnès , made it seem almost plau
The new-wavers at the French Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 2009

Kink appeal

We’d go through a lot of ups and downs, and I’d think sometimes we could have achieved less and been just as happy.
Ray Davies hits the road
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 01, 2008

For real change, the chattering classes need to take a fall

The key word of the moment in America is “change.”
Phillipe and Jorge
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  January 09, 2008


Many American film buffs know the names of the leading Italian neo-realists, but few would recognize that of Alberto Lattuada.
Little-seen 1962 romp gets second shot at stateside release
By TOM MEEK  |  March 21, 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