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Keep the Lights On avoids stereotypes but not shame
Keep the Lights On is only one hour and 42 minutes long, but by the conclusion of this 2012 indie film by director Ira Sachs, you feel that you've known the main characters, Erik and Paul, for much longer.
A decade of dysfunction
| November 09, 2012
Karen Schmeer: 1970-2010
Karen Schmeer, the brilliant local film editor whose work on Errol Morris's documentary The Fog of War helped win it the Best Documentary Oscar in 2004, died January 29 in a tragic accident, struck by a getaway car as she was crossing a street in Manha
| February 01, 2010
The plots thicken
Eight years after the destruction of the World Trade Center — the result of one of the most devastatingly successful conspiracies in history — Americans still take comfort in paranoia.
9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
| September 11, 2009
In Kings , which is getting six screenings at the MFA, it’s 1977, and six spry Irish lads are sailing toward London, buoyed by grand expectations.
Kings in Gaelic, plus Brattle Staff Picks
| December 31, 2007
And justice for one . . .
“I’m not a miracle worker, I’m a janitor.”
Clooney cleans up as Michael Clayton
| October 03, 2007
Off with their heads
The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
| October 20, 2006
Learning by doing
The way kids say, “I wanna be an astronaut, I wanna be a fireman,” Cambridge’s Karen Schmeer insisted, “I can be a film editor.”
Karen Schmeer, Sidney Pollack, Frank Gehry
| May 23, 2006
The Lost City
In 1990, Sydney Pollack refashioned Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca , setting the action during a period of political upheaval in Havana , with Robert Redford doing little to erase memories of Humphrey Bogart.
| May 10, 2006
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