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Before his name became that of a hellish outpost on a mountaintop in the Korengal Valley, perhaps the most dangerous place on earth, PFC Juan S. Restrepo was a human being, a 20-year-old single father, an accomplished guitarist, and a medic in the 173rd
War in the raw: taking the high ground in Afghanistan
| July 02, 2010
When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
| October 23, 2009
The Production Code, Hollywood's notorious self-censorship program, was instituted by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America in 1930, but it didn't go into effect till 1934, when it was administered by Joseph I. Breen.
Film noir and the Production Code at the MFA
| May 29, 2009
Paul Newman (1925-2008)
Paul Newman, who died last weekend at the age of 83, was that rarest of creatures, a movie star who turned himself into a great actor.
Remembering a movie star who turned himself into a great actor
| October 01, 2008
Mexico City abuzz with Beantowners
Where’s New York? Where’s LA?
A report from the International Mexico City Festival of Contemporary Cinema
| April 07, 2008
To love Paul Thomas Anderson is to love his endings.
Daniel Day-Lewis gushes in Paul Thomas Anderson’s punch-drunk epic
| January 04, 2008
Ingmar Bergman, who died Sunday, was one of the last of the great world filmmakers who came to fame around the mid century and changed the face of movies.
| July 31, 2007
Reflections on a golden filmmaker
John Huston had such a long, illustrious career as a film director — just a few years short of half a century — that any series in his honor that isn’t comprehensive has to feel truncated.
John Huston at the Brattle
| September 27, 2006
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