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Forget Dirty Harry — this might be Clint Eastwood's most controversial and divisive film ever.
We all got it coming
| October 16, 2010
As a German of Turkish descent, Fatih Akin has demonstrated an understandable preoccupation with borders — national, cultural, generational, sexual — in his films.
Fatih Akin’s blue Heaven
| June 25, 2008
A post-Katrina parable that’s smart, sobering, and frequently hilarious.
Smart, gonzo pulp
| June 06, 2008
Korean filmmakers reinvent Hollywood genres and conventions much the way their Asian counterparts do, but my sense is that they tend to put everything in a broader context.
The films of Lee Chang-dong
| April 29, 2008
Pass the subversion
Brazilian filmmaker Jorge Furtado has pursued the same preoccupations through his entire 25-year career, beginning with his arch, masterfully constructed and jolting shorts.
Jorge Furtado at the HFA
| March 05, 2008
Another “Festival of Films from Iran” opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Bush Administration still hasn’t started bombing Tehran.
Bridging it at the ‘Festival of Films from Iran’
| November 07, 2007
If anyone deserves to make her own movie, it’s Julie Delpy.
Julie finally makes her movie
| August 22, 2007
Winona Ryder, for example, plays a newlywed who gets sexually liberated by a dummy (the wooden kind).
Hallelujah the hodgepodge
| August 01, 2007
The eyes have it
We’ve come a long way from Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Red , in which a retired judge falls into disgrace for listening in on his neighbors.
Surveillance thriller Red Road experiences peek activity
| May 08, 2007
Despite the name, independent cinema has grown conventional.
Alternative cinema lives at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
| April 17, 2007
Sure, we all know Get Smart! is out on DVD in time for the holidays, and the Superman films (all of them, going back to 1948), and Mission Impossible: The Ultimate Missions Collection , sure, sure, as if you could miss the bleating sirens of studio pu
Film-smart gifts for people who think they’ve seen everything
| December 07, 2006
The future of an illusion
When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
| November 15, 2006
I recently saw Alejandro Iñárritu’s Babel , the latest entry in the multi-narrative, pseudo-serendipitous, ain’t-life-ironic genre that reached a highpoint with the Best Picture Oscar last year for Crash , and I asked myself, is this the future of cine
Krzysztof Kieslowski at the MFA
| October 04, 2006
Congratulations, Robert Altman.
Gerry’s Magnificent Seven; Lie with Me
| March 21, 2006
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