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The new transfer of Gilliam's 142-minute final cut is stunning, and the two-disc set includes all of the content from the earlier release, including his original commentary track, plus buffed-up, hi-def versions of a video "production notebook."
| December 07, 2012
The proto-web utopian consciousness of Stan VanDerBeek
In April 1966, sheriff's deputies were hiding in bushes, peering into a mansion that had been turned into a headquarters and commune for LSD guru Timothy Leary and his pals at Millbrook, New York.
| March 25, 2011
Review: Sundance Shorts 2009
Welcome to the world of "Sundance Shorts 2009," where the happy endings tend to look more like reprieves from misery.
Salute your shorts
| January 15, 2010
Review: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Few filmmakers have suffered from the life-imitates-art phenomenon as has Terry Gilliam.
Ledger-demain: Gilliam leaves nothing to the Imaginarium
| January 08, 2010
Lite at the end of the tunnel?
If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
| January 01, 2010
The Pythons' Gonzo Gosepl
The scene is familiar: the vast blue sky, the expanses of sand, and, atop a distant hill, Jesus delivers the Sermon on the Mount to a rapt throng. But on the fringes of the crowd, His listeners behave like rowdies at a rock concert, yelling at one anot
Jesus never had a chance
| October 02, 2009
Five goodies coming out of Cannes
Five films to watch for
| May 29, 2009
Coolidge compliments Quays
If you don't know the films of the Quay Brothers, you don't know animation.
| May 01, 2009
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?
| August 13, 2008
It's a vision of feral characters wandering a world jerry-rigged from recycled scraps of a collapsed plastic mass-produced disposable civilization.
Brian Chippendale’s masterful Human Mold
| May 20, 2008
Pass the subversion
Brazilian filmmaker Jorge Furtado has pursued the same preoccupations through his entire 25-year career, beginning with his arch, masterfully constructed and jolting shorts.
Jorge Furtado at the HFA
| March 05, 2008
The wasted land
Richard Kelly’s wildly ambitious and widely loathed Southland Tales now seems among the most believable works of film futurism ever made in this country.
Richard Kelly goes for broke in Southland Tales
| November 16, 2007
The last resort of the true patriot is a fart joke.
Has the Right Wing hijacked raunch?
| July 27, 2007
Life is but a dream
Children from theatrical families are often said to have been born in a trunk.
Aurélia Thierrée and Coleman Lemieux at Jacob’s Pillow
| July 03, 2007
Like its predecessor, Timur Bekmambetov’s Day Watch is a muddled fantasy epic.
Anything but predictable
| June 06, 2007
When QubeTV — the video-sharing site “run by conservatives for conservatives” — was launched in April, we were intrigued.
We watch QubeTV so you don't have to
| June 06, 2007
It’s an art-world misconception that, to champion local art, you have to grade on a curve.
The 2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition
| May 08, 2007
What a place in St. Petersburg: 1000 palatial rooms and 3,000,000 art objects, paradise on earth.
The Hermitage Dwellers , Terry Gilliam
| September 06, 2006
Brothers of the Head
It's kind of like Spinal Tap with a shared liver and no laughs. Watch the trailer for Brothers of the Head (QuickTime)
Conjoins talent and a vision
| August 01, 2006
As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
| April 25, 2006
Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
| April 19, 2006
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