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Lauren Ambrose

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Review: Where the Wild Things Are

I can’t speak for the kids, but I would rate Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s 40-page children’s picture book up there with Up and Wall•E as topping the recent renaissance in children’s movies. If pressed, I’d rank it cl
Jonze, Eggers, and Sendak aren’t kidding around
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 16, 2009
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Review: Cold Souls

What if human souls were as interchangeable as hearts, kidneys, movie concepts, and auto parts? Writer/director Sophie Barthes's feature debut toys with the notion, but instead of breaking new ground, Cold Souls settles for rehashing elements from oth
Paul Giamatti can't heat up Cold Souls
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 14, 2009
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Death becomes her

Like any other 20 year olds, Megan Peterson and Mackenzie Byles chatter like hyperactive squirrels, excitedly finishing each others' sentences as though they're alien twins with melded minds.
The future of funerals is fresh-faced . . . and female
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 25, 2009
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Good Evening

All those Oscar prognosticators, all those Best Picture wagers, and nobody has mentioned, or even noticed, Andrew Wagner’s Starting Out in the Evening .
And Forever holds its peace
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 12, 2007
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Not such a wonderful place

The Boston Jewish Film Festival has always been more about the tenuous experience of that global community than about great films.
The 19th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  October 30, 2007
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Political Movement

Jeff Silva and Alla Kovgan are the curators of the long-going Balagan Film Series at the Coolidge Corner, and also estimable cinéastes in their own right.
And who will dig Diggers?
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 24, 2007