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The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
| July 02, 2010
The definition of film noir has become elastic through the years. Of the five movies included in the MFA’s series “Rialto’s Best of British Film Noir” only two, strictly speaking, are noirs: Brighton Rock, Graham Greene & Terence Rattigan’s adaptatio
And mostly masterpieces, at the Museum of Fine Arts from June 2-13.
| May 28, 2010
Review: Leap Year
Why, Amy Adams, why?
Needs to take a long leap off a short cliff
| January 15, 2010
Review: Broken Embraces [Los Abrazos Rotos]
No filmmaker generates narrative like Pedro Almodóvar. Five minutes into Broken Embraces and he's got half a dozen potential storylines spinning.
Broken promises: Pedro Almodóvar's open Embraces
| December 25, 2009
White-knuckle thrill rites
Kathryn Bigelow's art-packed action movies
Bigelow puts the art into action
| July 10, 2009
Francis Ford Coppola made one perfect picture, The Conversation , in 1974.
Francis Ford Coppola: still lost in a cinematic jungle
| June 19, 2009
Does not compute
Though he’s infamous for his aversion to computers, McCain is actually no Luddite.
Will our next president be a geek hero or a guy who doesn’t e-mail?
| October 29, 2008
In Kings , which is getting six screenings at the MFA, it’s 1977, and six spry Irish lads are sailing toward London, buoyed by grand expectations.
Kings in Gaelic, plus Brattle Staff Picks
| December 31, 2007
The Spiegeltent at Bard College fits into two big trucks and can be raised in a couple of days by a crew of workers.
Susan Marshall and Doug Varone at Bard
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| July 10, 2007
Film among the ruins
Helmut Käutner, as an eloquent narrative stylist, is the peer of his contemporaries William Wyler, Frank Borzage, Michael Powell, and Vincente Minnelli.
Helmut Käutner at the HFA
| February 21, 2007
Flashbacks: June 16, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Hannah Van-Susteren, Doug Fleischer and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966 .
| June 14, 2006
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