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(10) days of celluloid

Among the many treats at last year's Maine International Film Festival were a future Oscar winner (James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire ) and one of the biggest art-house hits of 2008 (Scandinavian teen-vampire flick Let the Right One In ).
From the gridiron to gritty realism at the Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 10, 2009
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Review: Easy Virtue

Jessica Biel stretches beyond her usual bimbo persona to attain some class in Stephan Elliott's adaptation of the Noël Coward play.
Jessica Biel does Noël Coward!
By TOM MEEK  |  May 29, 2009
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Review: The Informers

Were the '80s an era of comic nostalgia, as in Adventureland , or one of inane nihilism, as in Gregor Jordan's adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel?
L.A. stories
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 24, 2009
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Review: The Burning Plain

Arriaga starts the story in the middle and moves sideways, so it may take you a while to realize it's bogus.
Why have burning plain when you can have burning fancy?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 17, 2009

Alive and well

The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
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Can Britney rise again?

The first movie star was a woman named Florence Lawrence.
It’s tough to be a celebrity on the skids, but even a ‘ticking time-bomb’ can stage a convincing comeback
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 18, 2007


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Uses of Heidi Julavits

Someone recently told Heidi Julavits that she’ll be remembered most for a Believer essay that appeared in the magazine’s March 2003 debut issue.
Founding editor of the Believer on reading, writing, and response
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  February 14, 2007
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The uses of Heidi Julavits

Someone recently told Heidi Julavits that she’ll be remembered most for a Believer essay that appeared in the magazine’s March 2003 debut issue.
Founding editor of the Believer on reading, writing, and response
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  November 15, 2006
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The Sentinel

Gone are the salad days when you could stroll into Ford’s Theater, shoot the president and flee; today, he can’t take a leak without five agents holding his dink.
If you like 24 you might like this
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  April 25, 2006
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The Simpsons 20 best guest voices of all time

The TV gods are smiling upon us.
Will Gervais join them?
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 29, 2006