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Watchmen 's brutal alternative history
As a reimagining of the past, Watchmen is at times jaw-dropping.
| March 03, 2009
Paul Schrader at the HFA
"I'm not sure what happened to me," says Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst, one of the least reliable of the director's succession of unreliable narrators, in the film named for her.
| January 26, 2009
Welcome to the dark territories again, the republic of bitterness and bile known as noir.
The HFA’s ‘Unseen Noir’ unveils America’s post-war gloom
| May 19, 2008
Not quite a neo-noir, still less a martial-arts movie, David Mamet’s taut, dank drama has a foot in each camp.
| May 07, 2008
Glee and venom
Of the great modernist playwrights, Harold Pinter has had the most intimate relationship with film.
Lacerating Harold Pinter at the Harvard Film Archive
| May 08, 2007
Here’s to you
“Hey there, Mr. Jason Simon. My name is Melanie Fiander, and this is my film.”
Melanie Fiander’s “One Minute Introduction”
| March 28, 2007
When watching a serial-killer movie, I always suspect the person investigating the case is the culprit. Doing time: Fincher kills it without frills in Zodiac. By Peter Keough
Robert Graysmith’s Zodiac obsession
| February 28, 2007
Dirty rotten scoundrels
According to Fearing, American success consists of mediocrity, corruption, ruthlessness that’s so second nature it’s business as usual, paranoia that’s actually a sensible determination to watch your back.
Kenneth Fearing’s prescient creeps
| August 05, 2006
As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
| April 25, 2006
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