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The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
By  |  April 17, 2009
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Review: Pontypool

Bruce McDonald's ambitious shaggy-dog story combining elements of Talk Radio , William Burroughs, and Night of the Living Dead succeeds about as well as could be expected.
Bruce McDonald deserves some credit for trying
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 17, 2009
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The Big Hurt: The YouTube anime mystery

YouTube is now so shockingly complete in its catalogue of illegally uploaded music that it's like a cheap jukebox that plays every song, ever.
What the hell is wrong with the Internet? Thorpe utterly fails to investigate . . .
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 01, 2008
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Avant que j'oublie|Before I Forget

Director Jacques Nolot stars in this semi-autobiographical tale of Pierre, a one-time gigolo who, now past 60.
Smart and unusual gay movie goes on too long
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 05, 2008
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Questioning the Real

The Maine College of Art’s MFA thesis group show rides a questionable line between relevant social critique buoyed by valid critical theory and an egocentric interplay of misplaced postmodern gestures.
MFA thesis projects at the ICA
By IAN PAIGE  |  May 18, 2007
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Perversion, introversion

Slavoj Zizek, the fuzzy-bearded Slovenian philosopher, seems a fun guy.
Slavoj Zizek at Harvard, Bergman on Fårö
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 03, 2007


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Unheimlich maneuver

This weekend the Bates College Museum of Art unveils the cryptozoological community’s most highly esteemed artworks by a Wyeth family member, living or otherwise.
Cryptozoology at Bates College
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  June 21, 2006