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The Provincetown International Film Festival honors three indie icons

How do you know you're at the 14th annual Provincetown International Film Festival (June 13-17) and not some other cinephilic shindig?
Triple edged
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 22, 2012
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Review: The Raven

If only Poe could find the solution to the mystery in his own texts! Or if the filmmakers made any use of them.
John Cusack as Poe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 27, 2012
All Roads Lead to Nowhere: Monte Hellman at the Harvard Film Archive

All Roads Lead to Nowhere: Monte Hellman at the Harvard Film Archive


 Many of the best American directors of the last four decades, including Martin Scorsese, Francis Coppola, and Jonathan Demme, took lessons early on from what...
By Peter Keough  |  August 03, 2011
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Gift Guide 2010: DVD Box Sets

Some people will tell you that the economy is frozen in a recession that may never thaw. That makes Blu-ray/DVD box sets more valuable than gold.
Sureties and obscurities
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  December 10, 2010
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Semi-scary fun

All girls wanna have is a good scream. At least they did when they were clinging to their dates at B-movie sci-fi horror flicks in the 1950s.
TBTS' Little Shop of Horrors
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 23, 2010
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Days of future past

Science-fiction films have been with us since Edison’s 1910 version of Frankenstein , but they bloomed in the ’Nam era, nourished by a volatile cocktail of cultural ingredients.
'SF-1970' at the Harvard Film Archive
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 18, 2010


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Heart of gold

How can someone make so many movies for so long and still be such a nice guy? Once again, the Coolidge Corner Theatre is giving its Coolidge Award to a filmmaker who genuinely deserves the recognition. Hollywood seldom turns out anyone as good-nature
Jonathan Demme wins the Coolidge Award
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 26, 2010
The Many Faces of Sharktopus

The Many Faces of Sharktopus


As far as monster mashups go, "Sharktopus" is pretty straightforward in its absurdity. Still, the imaginations of sci-fi fans have run wild in the days...
By Carrie Battan  |  February 12, 2010
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Review: I Sell the Dead

Glenn McQuaid's graveyard-set fright-flick send-up is a low-budget valentine to "B" horrors of yore.
Grave errors
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 28, 2009
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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.
American contradictions
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  January 26, 2009

EXCERPT: The Conversation


Peter Keough discusses how The Conversation  is a B List movie.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 30, 2008


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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
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Tasty bites

Kevin Hauge directs a production that’s fun, sharp, and well-appointed, if a touch shy on camp, for Portsmouth’s Seacoast Repertory Theatre.
Seacoast puts on a Horror show
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 09, 2008
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Shaw business

The Shaw Brothers dominated Hong Kong film production in the ’60s and ’70s, and they produced not only martial-arts epics but also musicals, ghost stories, and melodramas.
The HFA proves there’s more to Hong Kong than kung fu
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 28, 2008
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History and truth

It has been 92 years and there continues to be a reluctance (perhaps too gentle a word) to acknowledge that Turkey systematically killed a million and a half Armenians.
Turkey needs to take responsibility for the Armenian genocide
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 17, 2007
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Movies from outer space

Our new-found DVD-ness and cable-TV luxury notwithstanding, movies have always been a public medium, a spatial experience we share in the theater and a topical experience we share in the culture at large.
From the tsars to the stars at Harvard
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  November 30, 2006


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Fest or famine?

Women filmmakers dominate this year’s festival, and an unflinching honesty marks their movies.
This year’s Boston Film Festival has a woman’s touch
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2006
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Czech imbalances

Just about everyone who survived the time with memory intact waxes nostalgic about the ’60s, but perhaps none more so than Czechs.
‘Rare Bohemian Cinema’ at the MFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 23, 2006
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Red + black

“What is not creation is graham crackers,” waxes Maxwell, beat-poet-in-residence at the boho Yellow Door coffee shop.
Bucket is bloody funny
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 26, 2006
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Playful summer

Bloody, edgy, original, iambic — this summer’s theater line-up fits some fine descriptors. Here are some of my picks.
Classics + newcomers abound
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 14, 2006