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Classic soul music’s timelessness has come again.
Hucknall, Hunter, and Burke
| June 02, 2008
Freaks and frauds
Freaks you expect, but frauds and hucksters also populate the loosely defined subculture known as the underground.
The Boston Underground Film Festival celebrates both
| March 18, 2008
My dad used to tell a joke connecting the author of Medea to a pair of pants. The Italian-inflected punch line: “Euripides?” “You menda dese.”
Ryan Landry revives Medea
| February 26, 2008
King and Queens
In Romance & Cigarettes , which opens this Friday at the Kendall Square, Gandolfini has been dropped by writer/director John Turturro into drab, treeless, white-ethnic Queens.
Romance + Cigarettes , plus Salton Sea
| November 28, 2007
Kathy St. George bends close to the piano, as if hoping to absorb the rhythms into her body while she concentrates on perfecting the song.
Kathy St. George channels Judy Garland
| May 29, 2007
Chekhov insisted that his final masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard , was a comedy and fumed at Stanislavsky’s having his characters suffer through their fraying existences at the pace of a Robert Wilson opus.
The Cherry Orchard , The Women , Summer and Smoke
| September 27, 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
| September 20, 2006
Last man standing
Here’s my favorite movie trivia question: what living film director can claim the earliest extant film? The answer: Portugal’s Manoel de Oliveira, born in 1908 and still directing.
Plus Judy Stone’s stellar interviews and Look Both Ways
| July 19, 2006
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