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Review: Babies

Director Thomas Balmès’s spare, occasionally stirring documentary toddles to Namibia, Mongolia, the US, and Japan to capture a year in the life of four infants. The San Francisco family comes off at once as a gross cliché of Western privilege, complete
By ALICIA POTTER  |  May 07, 2010

Review: Vampire Weekend and Black Kids live

Somehow, I ended up with extra tickets for last Sunday's Vampire Weekend show, and I gotta tell you: I couldn't give these things away.
WFNX's Miracle on Tremont Street, Orpheum Theatre December 7, 2008
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 09, 2008

Mirth Day

Eco-living is the new opiate of the masses.
The idea of a consumer-led environmental movement has pollution-belching multi-nationals rolling in the aisles — and the joke is on you
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 07, 2007

Devine DVDs

Sure, we all know Get Smart! is out on DVD in time for the holidays, and the Superman films (all of them, going back to 1948), and Mission Impossible: The Ultimate Missions Collection , sure, sure, as if you could miss the bleating sirens of studio pu
Film-smart gifts for people who think they’ve seen everything
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  December 07, 2006

Continental divides

These films might not heal a continent, but they suggest that African cinema is alive and well.
Seeking reconciliation in the African Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2006