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Krzysztof Kieslowski

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Review: Hereafter

Forget Dirty Harry — this might be Clint Eastwood's most controversial and divisive film ever.
We all got it coming
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 16, 2010
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Crossing over

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2008
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Stuck

A post-Katrina parable that’s smart, sobering, and frequently hilarious.
Smart, gonzo pulp
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  June 06, 2008
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Seoul mates

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 29, 2008
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2008
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Persian gulf

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’
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 07, 2007


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Delpy days

If anyone deserves to make her own movie, it’s Julie Delpy.
Julie finally makes her movie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 22, 2007
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The Ten

Winona Ryder, for example, plays a newlywed who gets sexually liberated by a dummy (the wooden kind).
Hallelujah the hodgepodge
By TOM MEEK  |  August 01, 2007
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 08, 2007
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Everyday heroes

Despite the name, independent cinema has grown conventional.
Alternative cinema lives at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 17, 2007
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Devine DVDs

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
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  December 07, 2006


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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006
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Crash victim?

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 04, 2006
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No fooling

Congratulations, Robert Altman.
Gerry’s Magnificent Seven; Lie with Me
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 21, 2006