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See this film retrospective: Gotta Dance: The American Movie Musical 1929-1953 @ ArtsEmerson
Singin' in the Rain (1952) Although The Artist celebrates the golden age of silent movies, the first talkies were no slouch, either. The early Hollywood...
| January 20, 2012
See these films: One Hour With You + Modern Times @ ArtsEmerson
One Hour With You (1932) Ernst Lubitsch, the master of subtle, edgy, and bracingly witty romantic comedy, collaborated with George Cukor to reboot his silent...
| October 28, 2011
Laurie Anderson is still really good
If I hesitate to offer a review of Laurie Anderson's Delusion (at ArtsEmerson's Paramount Center through October 2), it's because I fear the whole thing will be just one big spoiler.
| September 30, 2011
The grindhouse returns to the Combat Zone this weekend — in spirit, at least — as the ArtsEmerson film series, based at the Paramount Center, presents a tribute to sleazemeister David F. Friedman.
| September 30, 2011
See this film: A Talking Picture at the Paramount
The title of Manoel de Oliveira's A Talking Picture (2003) is a bit ironic, considering that the 102-year-old director was making movies when they were...
| September 22, 2011
See this film series: Movies Matter at ArtsEmerson at the Paramount
Me and My Gal (1932) These days the title of the ArtsEmerson series Movies Matter seems a bit naive. Aren't movies just mindless entertainment whose...
| September 16, 2011
See this film: The Arbor at ArtsEmerson @ the Paramount
Andrea Dunbar's short life - she died at age 29 in 1990 as a result of her multiple addictions - was as tormented and astonishing...
| July 20, 2011
See these films: Tight Spot + Beyond a Reasonable Doubt @ Arts Emerson at the Paramount
This week's most satisfying cinematic experience might be watching a classic film noir in the vintage, rococo splendor of the Paramount Center. ArtsEmerson will screen...
| June 10, 2011
See these films: "Three Films By Terrence Malick" @ the Paramount
Badlands (1973) Since Stanley Kubrick died, Terrence Malick has had no rival when it comes to obsessive, visionary directors who take forever to make a...
| May 19, 2011
See this film: We Are What We Are at the Paramount
In the tradition of Dogtoothand Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau's We Are What We Are (2010) explores what happens when family values...
| May 12, 2011
See this film: "Warhol on Film" @ ArtsEmerson
The Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol (1965) Unlike the recent Know-Nothing right-wingers who have embraced the name, the Boston Tea Party, the great local rock...
| April 15, 2011
See this film: Hadewijch at the Paramount Center
The real world lags behind the movies when it comes to attempts to reconcile the Western and Islamic worlds. One of the more disturbing and...
| April 07, 2011
ArtsEmerson celebrates a legendary director
Sometimes Samuel Beckett is baggy pants whittled to the contours of a Giacometti sculpture. Eminent British director Peter Brook, now 86, not only gets that but also relates to it.
| March 25, 2011
See these films: A Farewell to Arms and The Killers at ArtsEmerson
The Killers Despite his terse, cinematic style, Ernest Hemingway never had much luck when his work was adapted for the screen. But there are a...
| March 18, 2011
See this film: Faces at the Paramount
A lot of filmmakers these days are being compared to John Cassavetes, so this look at the real thing from the folks at ArtsEmerson might...
| March 04, 2011
See this film: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at the Paramount
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp were about as successful at rejiggering Alice in Wonderland as they were at remaking Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory....
| February 18, 2011
Airs and graces
Somewhere in the middle of Stephen Petronio’s terrific hour-long dance I Drink the Air Before Me last Friday night, the dancers exited and the space went dark.
Stephen Petronio at the ICA, Black Grace at the Paramount
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| March 26, 2010
Looking at the photographs now, it’s hard to believe it ever existed.
Boston was once a breeding ground for movie big-wigs. Now, Emerson College tries to preserve its ghosts.
| May 30, 2007
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