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Review: V/H/S

As horror movie premises go, "found footage" tends to possess the most capacity for both pure, stomach-churning terror and woefully laughable shtick.

By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 05, 2012

Paper or plastic?

The Duplass brothers have constructed a compact meta-movie laced with knowing winks.
Baghead keeps itself covered
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 30, 2008

Hannah Takes the Stairs

Nonetheless, certain images, like two people in a tub playing the 1812 Overture on trumpets, are worth the visit.
And they don't go anywhere
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 05, 2007

Zombie sheep?

After a top-notch first two days, the Fifth  Independent Film Festival of Boston weathers some ups and downs through the remainder of its schedule.
Plus Donkey Kong, the Super Amigos, and ‘the greatest film of all time’ at the IFFB
By PHOENIX FILM STAFF  |  April 29, 2007

Michael and me

Arriving in Austin for the South by Southwest Film Festival, Mr. Film Culture was one swell-chested dude.
Moore’s the pity at SxSW
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 20, 2007

Sundance kids?

Phooey on the narrative-film judges at Austin’s 13th South by Southwest Film Festival for bestowing awards on suffocatingly conventional movies.
Our man at SxSW
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 31, 2006