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The garden of Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica, the subject of a major retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive, "Vittorio De Sica — Neo-Realism, Melodrama, Fantasy," was a movie star in Italy before he became a filmmaker.
Mostly high points at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 04, 2010

Red Queens and White Knights

Four new DVD releases that capitalize on the latest Alice in Wonderland rush.
We’re not through with the Looking Glass, here, people
By SHAULA CLARK  |  March 12, 2010

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

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

Death at a Funeral

But gags involving excrement and gay dwarfs from the deceased’s past don’t do justice to the cinematic funeral tradition.
A lively boneyard romp
By TOM MEEK  |  August 15, 2007

Editors' pick: Place to pick flicks in the shadow of death

For some strange reason, it’s easy to walk past Movieworks.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 18, 2007


Major and minor Billy

Billy Wilder’s expansive career began in Germany at the end of the ’20s, continued briefly in Paris when he fled Hitler in 1933, and picked up in Hollywood the following year.
The HFA celebrates Wilder’s centennial
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  December 07, 2006

Casino Royale I

Cinema buffs and Bond fans know that the Casino Royale  that’s opening in theaters this week isn’t the first screen version of Ian Fleming’s novel.
Would you believe an American James Bond
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 17, 2006

Boy wonder

Demetri Martin has chosen a radical modus operandi for a young contemporary comedian.
Demetri Martin’s precocious humor
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 25, 2006

The Pink Panther

The comic-sleuth series has struggled since the 1980 death of Peter Sellers, who incarnated the iconic French nincompoop Inspector Clouseau.
Steve Martin's bungling gendarme scours Paris for a killer and the mother of all diamonds
By TOM MEEK  |  February 15, 2006

Politics as usual?

Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006