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Review: Side by Side

Chris Kenneally's documentary about the inexorable rise of digital as the medium in which films are being shot and disseminated is a must-see for AV geeks and cinephiles — even die-hard celluloid fans.

By BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 17, 2012
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Review: Henry's Crime

If you had to compare it to a Russian classic, Malcolm Venville's mild comedy about a nobody (Keanu Reeves) who gets busted for a crime he didn't commit might suggest half-baked Dostoevsky or lightweight Gogol.
False conviction
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2011
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Random stuff

If you were going to create a portrait of the Internet, what would it look like?
Versteeg’s ‘In advance of Another Thing,’ ‘Sitings 2010’ at RISD
By GREG COOK  |  April 30, 2010
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Mr. Peepers in Mumbai

Here's something Chris Kattan probably rarely hears in real life: "In Night at the Roxbury, you were awesome!" Such, however, is the encomium proffered by two young Indian fans toward the beginning of IFC's somewhat random but not altogether terrible ne
Can Chris Kattan be a Bollywood Hero?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 07, 2009
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White-knuckle thrill rites

Kathryn Bigelow's art-packed action movies
Bigelow puts the art into action
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 10, 2009

Crossword: ''Revenge!''

Squares in squares
Squares in squares
By MATT JONES  |  March 25, 2009


Democracy in China

That December morning in the year 2010 began oddly. The sun rose in the west. The river reversed itself and flowed upstream. The tide went out and didn't come back.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 31, 2008
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Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still

The scene set in McDonald's makes sense, unlike the rest of the plot.
We're doomed
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 16, 2008
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Street Kings

A film based on a James Ellroy story should evoke its brutal LA demi-monde setting, not the clichés of other films from the same genre.
A copycat cop movie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2008
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Let there be Dark

The last time DJ/producer/label head Moshe appeared in this column, it was posited he had “raised dark and gloomy to a hip-hop art form,” which I meant as a compliment.
KGB and Moshe unleash a Project five years in the making
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 14, 2007
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'Tis the season

Yeah, yeah, summer . Go outside, hone your tan, toss a Frisbee, blah blah blah.
To stay inside and watch awesome movies
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 28, 2007


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Philm

On January 24, SPACE Gallery kicks off a series of four films and follow-up dialogues exploring contemporary philosophy.
Movies to make you think better
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  January 17, 2007
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Scanner brained

In 1977, in his novel A Scanner Darkly , Philip K. Dick invented the perfect drug — at least from society’s point of view. True Dick?: Looking for fidelity to the cyber-punk master.  By James Parker
Richard Linklater animates Philip K. Dick’s Darkly  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 06, 2006
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The ball buster

You could make a convincing argument, particularly if you’re under 30, that John C. McGinley is better known for his role in Office Space than his role in Platoon.
Celebrating the career of John C. McGinley
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 29, 2006
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The Lake House

Despite an ominous setting and its South Korean pedigree, Argentine director Alejandro Agresti’s film reveals its wistful romantic intentions early on. Watch the trailer for The Lake House (QuickTime)
Too wistful, not supernatural enough
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  June 14, 2006
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Double dosed

May has been a big month for mainstream rock, with high-profile releases by Pearl Jam, Tool, and Jack White’s Raconteurs racking up blockbuster sales and claiming pop-cultural real estate reserved more often these days for Kevlar-clad rappers.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ two-disc epic  
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 28, 2006


Go west

I have no idea why or how I’m on my way to the office of a high-powered agent in Beverly Hills, except “it’s all about contacts.”
Bramhall Square
By CAITLIN SHETTERLY  |  May 10, 2006
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Apocalypse now and then

With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006
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EXTRAS! EXTRAS!

As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2006
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Battlestar anime

Fans of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 epic The Seven Samurai , which spawned John Sturges’s 1960 The Magnificent Seven , are going to be surprised at what they find in Samurai 7 .
Kurosawa’s classic becomes IFC’s Samurai 7 , plus more, but not better, Henry Rollins
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 30, 2006

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Best left alone

Wshould offer a tax break to a group described by an authoritative source as “generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative, and multi-talented” than the majority of the population: Left-handed people.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 22, 2006