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Tales from the Golden Age: Review

Review: Tales from the Golden Age

The ironically titled film refers to the dreadful Alice-in-Wonderland years when Nicolae Ceausescu was the Communist strongman of Romania.
Panorama of black-humor stories
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 02, 2011
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Interview: Corneliu Porumboiu

"I chose to focus on the waiting parts — the things you're not used to seeing in classic movies. I cut out all the action."
Misplaced modifier: the director defines Police, Adjective
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 22, 2010

Crossword: ''Note for note''


Spend some time listening to music
By MATT JONES  |  December 23, 2008
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Of myth and men

There is more pageantry than either Stalinism or Stoker in The Communist Dracula Pageant , Anne Washburn’s ambitious jumble of a Romanian-history play now in its world premiere from the American Repertory Theatre.  
The ART’s Communist Dracula Pageant ; the Publick’s Faith Healer
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 28, 2008
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Silver linings on a dark screen

The best films of 2007 hold their own when it comes to despair, evil, and treachery.
Film: 2007 in review
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2007
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Start the revolution without me

To judge from recent movies from that country, everything in Romania is going to pot. Except Romanian movies.
History lessons in 12:08 East of Bucharest
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 24, 2007