Robert Patton Spruill

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The RIFF takes on the world

Nothing brightens a neighborhood's outlook quite like the illumination from movie screens.
Roxbury Conglomerate
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 30, 2010

A world of cinema

The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 02, 2010

Review: Do It Again

As his 40th birthday looms, Boston Globe writer Geoff Edgers is on a mission to reunite the Kinks — a band who spat out a string of hits (“You Really Got Me,” “Lola”) and endured for decades, only to collapse from the sibling rivalry between founders R
A kinky reunion
By SHAULA CLARK  |  April 16, 2010

Hardboiled hub

When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009

Lawrence Sampson

Thirty-two of us have offered to be extras in the Devilfish Films video for Shoot the Moon's single, and our mission is simple.
Fist-pumping film guy
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 20, 2006