Timur Bekmambetov

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Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

With a title like this, don't expect a PBS documentary.
Bekmambetov's adaptation of the goofy bestseller
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 22, 2012

Dream catcher

Karen Shakhnazarov at the MFA
Karen Shakhnazarov at the MFA
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  November 25, 2008


Leveraging the graphic novel by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, the film manages one juicy nugget of inspiration with its bland protagonist.
A knockoff lacking zing
By TOM MEEK  |  June 25, 2008

Day Watch

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

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

Eternal returns

When film festivals are programmed as extensions of life, not merely celebrations of cinema, commerce, or hype, everybody wins.
The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates life as usual
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  October 31, 2006


Russian rot

Night Watch is a completely synthetic yet thoroughly original movie.
Timur Bekmambetov’s dark victory
By GARY SUSMAN  |  February 23, 2006