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Review: Shut Up and Play the Hits
For those in their 20s who worship dance and Internet culture with equal voracity, LCD Soundsystem was a "generation defining" band, and this documentary detailing the their 2011 farewell concert is their Stop Making Sense.
Documenting LCD Soundsystem's farewell show
MICHAEL C. WALSH
| September 14, 2012
Review: Neil Young Journeys
Young is old now, and in Demme's film, looking like a stubbly coot in a battered Panama hat, he's having the time of his life.
Young having the time of his life
| July 13, 2012
All Roads Lead to Nowhere: Monte Hellman at the Harvard Film Archive
Many of the best American directors of the last four decades, including Martin Scorsese, Francis Coppola, and Jonathan Demme, took lessons early on from what...
| August 03, 2011
Review: Neil Young Trunk Show
If a Neil Young neophyte can find himself rocking in a cinema seat to the spirited, soulful music performed in this second of a rumored triptych of Demme-directed, Young-starring concert documentaries, long-time fans are bound to break their armrests.
Traveling down no "No Hidden Path"
| March 19, 2010
Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
In recent screen-adapted crime fiction, detectives are heroes and children are victims. In the trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, the child victim is the hero.
... Is a drag
| March 19, 2010
Heart of gold
How can someone make so many movies for so long and still be such a nice guy? Once again, the Coolidge Corner Theatre is giving its Coolidge Award to a filmmaker who genuinely deserves the recognition. Hollywood seldom turns out anyone as good-nature
Jonathan Demme wins the Coolidge Award
| February 26, 2010
Jonathan Demme tapped for annual Coolidge Corner award, will appear in Brookline in March
The Coolidge Corner Theater will award its seventh annual COOLIDGE AWARD to Academy Award-winning filmmaker JONATHAN DEMME, who will accept the honor during a two-day...
| December 03, 2009
Summer traditionally has been the happy hunting ground for Hollywood studios — the time when they unleash their big-budgeted, f/x-heavy warhorses on armies of newly freed schoolchildren and frazzled adults trying to beat the heat.
Between the Blockbuster and the beach there are the film festivals of New England
| June 12, 2009
Rachel Getting Married
By the time the Ganesha cake is cut, you’re left with the poodle as the only family member worthy of empathy.
An exhausting march down the aisle
| October 09, 2008
Anna Deavere Smith is a writer/actor/activist who listens.
Interview: Anna Deavere Smith contains multitudes
| September 02, 2008
Elsa y Fred | Elsa + Fred
Set in modern-day Madrid, Marco Carnevale’s gentle romantic comedy slaps two touchstone images from Italian cinema on the screen.
Geriatric hijinks abound
| July 16, 2008
Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains
Jonathan Demme’s latest documentary chronicles the controversial 2006 book tour by the former president.
Hokey charms and convictions
| October 31, 2007
Bubba's filled with fans eager to hear tributes to the heartland-rocker-in-chief, the gravel-voiced singer wrapped in the American flag.
Music seen at Bubba's Sulky Lounge, September 22, 2007
| September 26, 2007
Truth and consequences
For a film consisting mostly of a middle-aged guy pointing to charts and lecturing about complex, controversial, and world-challenging ideas, An Inconvenient Truth makes for a more entertaining thriller than The Da Vinci Code .
Al Gore’s graphic disaster movie
| February 20, 2007
Ryan Landry takes a holiday hatchet to The Silence of the Lambs in his latest outing for the Gold Dust Orphans, serving up Kris Kringle with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
Ryan Landry’s Silent Night of the Lambs
| December 05, 2006
The set time, 9 pm, wasn’t ideal, but everything else came together perfectly for Zox as they made their inaugural appearance at the music industry blitzkrieg known as South by Southwest.
Rhode Island bands make a good showing at SXSW
| March 21, 2006
Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Filmed over two nights at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, this Neil Young concert documentary is a must-see for fans and will delight those with a limited interest in Young.
Jonathan Demme concert film captures aging rocker just before surgery for a brain aneurysm
| February 14, 2006
Flashbacks: February 10, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
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| February 09, 2006
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