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Mozart's Requiem is one of the most controversial works in the classical repertory. Mozart had completed only parts of it and sketched other parts when he died, unexpectedly at age 35, in 1791. His death ignited immediate speculation and myth.
Nicole Pierce at the Armory
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 02, 2009
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Reykjavik International Film Festival 2009

How would the Reykjavik International Film Festival, which I was attending, September 17 to 27, be affected by the horrid downturn?

By GERALD PEARY  |  October 02, 2009
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Smoke screens

What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008
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The 16 greatest stoner movies

We’re picking the best 16 stoner films of all time — one for every easily weighable segment of an ounce.
Our favorite marijuana movies
By LANCE GOULD  |  August 11, 2008
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Going Cuckoo

Through the asylum’s gothic windows, high and barred, shift impossibly vivid blues, yellows, and scarlets.
Portland Players searches for liberation
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 02, 2008
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Shoulda-been

Here’s another knock against the bonehead Foreign Language Oscar selections for 2007.
The Band’s Visit  goes Oscar-less
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 20, 2008


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Goya's Ghosts

It’s the looming specter of a once-great filmmaking talent rising after an eight-year silence.
Hauntingly awful
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 18, 2007

Cannesglomeration

This article originally appeared in the June 1, 1971 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Of festivities
By DEAC ROSSELL  |  November 14, 2006
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Whatchmacallit

Kirsten Dunst: “The movie wasn’t about the sets or the costumes, it was about people and the history of emotions, rather than facts, to me.” Régime change: Sofia Coppola’s not so sweet Marie. By Peter Keough
Coppola, Dunst and Schwartzman explain . . .
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 18, 2006
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Czech imbalances

Just about everyone who survived the time with memory intact waxes nostalgic about the ’60s, but perhaps none more so than Czechs.
‘Rare Bohemian Cinema’ at the MFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 23, 2006

Collage of culture

Peace, love, and good vibes — with bells on. Add to that a festive atmosphere, a social conscience, and a psychedelic rock score, and you have a fair summary of the epochal musical Hair , which Brown University Theater is staging through March 19.
Brown’s Hair is making a statement  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 16, 2006