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Like his last feature, Dogtooth, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos's new film breaks down the conventions of identity, language, and social roles with black comic — and tragic — effect.
| October 05, 2012
In the triumphant 6/17 issue: Best Music Poll victors, Oxy Morons, and Teflon Deval on a winning streak
It's been one hell of week for Boston -- a Stanley cup victory, a parade that drew over a million people. So, too, has it...
| June 20, 2011
The French pride themselves on their revolutionary spirit, no less in film than in politics.
Rogues and rebels in the Boston French Film Festival
| July 02, 2010
Review: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Few filmmakers have suffered from the life-imitates-art phenomenon as has Terry Gilliam.
Ledger-demain: Gilliam leaves nothing to the Imaginarium
| January 08, 2010
Margot Benacerraf's extraordinary Venezuelan documentary, among the finest ever made, shared the 1959 International Critics Prize at Cannes with Alain Resnais's Hiroshima, mon amour and then disappeared.
Benacerraf's classic documentary gets an anniversary showing
| December 18, 2009
Americana: land of progress
You can listen to 30 seconds of any Califone song and get a fair idea of what the band is all about.
Califone’s peerless take on the future of roots-rock
| October 16, 2009
Review: Little Ashes
Paul Morrison's cross between School Ties and Brokeback Mountain is a captivating effort with a confused focus, unexplained moments, and a hurried second half.
The first half is pretty good
| May 22, 2009
Wish-fulfillment for a burning world
From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
| December 08, 2008
Luckey in Amsterdam
Simply, there’s no more prestigious place for a documentary to debut than IDFA, rightly regarded as the very best documentary festival in the world.
Paralyzing hopelessness at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam
| December 05, 2008
Once upon a time in Hungary
Since its release in 1994, Hungarian auteur Béla Tarr’s 435-minute sui generis masterpiece Sátántangó has had the top critics grasping for superlatives.
Béla Tarr’s epic arrives on DVD
| August 26, 2008
Believe it or not
Even the titles of his films are a little weird.
Interview: Guy Maddin tells the truth
| July 08, 2008
Mexico City abuzz with Beantowners
Where’s New York? Where’s LA?
A report from the International Mexico City Festival of Contemporary Cinema
| April 07, 2008
The old neighborhood
Some call Charles “Teenie” Harris’s five decades of photos of Pittsburgh one of the grandest chronicles of African-American life ever assembled.
Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris at Gallery Kayafas, plus videos at MIT
| December 12, 2007
In the pioneering early-’80s days of the Toronto Film Festival, the audience actually rose before movie showings for a canned recording of “God Save the Queen.”
The 2007 Toronto Film Festival
| September 18, 2007
Deneuve has been in the public eye long enough to know that only damn fools reveal themselves to the public.
Deneuve demystifies — and enchants
| August 07, 2007
It’s the looming specter of a once-great filmmaking talent rising after an eight-year silence.
| July 18, 2007
To understand the difference between Hollywood’s notion of fairy tales and Guillermo del Toro’s, compare the faun in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with the one in Pan’s Labyrinth . Fauny girl: Innocence finds its way
Guillermo del Toro and the Mexican mafia
| January 10, 2007
This article originally appeared in the June 1, 1971 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| November 14, 2006
Flashbacks: June 2, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Jessica Coughlin and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| May 31, 2006
The thinking ass
Before his imagery got captured and turned into poster art backdrops for dorm-room bong-hits, Salvador Dalí imagined it in service of a revolution in consciousness. “Accommodations of Desire: Surrealist Works on Paper Collected by Julien Levy,” at th
“Accommodations of Desire” at the Portland Museum of Art
| January 25, 2006
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