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Buy buy Brazil

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."
DVD Review
By BRETT MICHEL  |  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.
Psychadelic, man!
By GREG COOK  |  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
By SHAULA CLARK  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By STEPHEN SCHIFF  |  October 02, 2009


Cannes job

Five goodies coming out of Cannes
Five films to watch for
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 29, 2009

Coolidge compliments Quays

If you don't know the films of the Quay Brothers, you don't know animation.
Puppet Masters
By GREG COOK  |  May 01, 2009

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

Creative compost

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
By GREG COOK  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By ROB NELSON  |  November 16, 2007

Dirty politics

The last resort of the true patriot is a fart joke.
Has the Right Wing hijacked raunch?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By DEBRA CASH  |  July 03, 2007

Day Watch

Like its predecessor, Timur Bekmambetov’s Day Watch is a muddled fantasy epic.
Anything but predictable
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  June 06, 2007

Idiot box

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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 06, 2007


Local color

It’s an art-world misconception that, to champion local art, you have to grade on a curve.
The 2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition
By GREG COOK  |  May 08, 2007

Time pieces

What a place in St. Petersburg: 1000 palatial rooms and 3,000,000 art objects, paradise on earth.
The Hermitage Dwellers , Terry Gilliam
By GERALD PEARY  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2006

Indie dependents

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006