Manohla Dargis

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Smiles all around

Born in France in 1921, the spry octogenarian Chris Marker plays detective with a camera in Chats perchés|The Case of the Grinning Cat , which is playing all week at the Brattle Theatre.
Marker’s cats; Bujalski and the Times
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 17, 2007

A dying art?

We can’t compete with buccaneers of the Caribbean, but film reviewers lately have been getting a smidgen of respect, thanks to the keen attention paid American Movie Critics: An Anthology from the Silents Until Now .
Phillip Lopate collects America’s best film criticism
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 26, 2006

April fooled

Although your superior correspondents don’t know how many people were sucked in by WBRU’s April Fools’ Day joke, the biggest dupes had to be the newsies at NBC-10.
Channel 10 bites on the bogus ’BRU “sale”
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 07, 2006

After Pauline

“Why Aren’t There More Women Film Critics?” was the subject of a January 31 forum at the Boston Public Library, and nobody on our panel came up with much of an answer.
Where are the women film critics?
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 09, 2006