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Review: Great Directors

The chore is to blank out Greek filmmaker Angela Ismailos's clueless, indulgent voiceover and moony on-camera presence and enjoy the commentary of the filmmakers she's tracked down in Europe and America.
Documentary about filmmakers nearly derailed by its own not-so-great director
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 30, 2010
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Bob Dylan Unboxed

This October, Columbia Records is releasing Tell-Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 , a collection of recordings by Bob Dylan that are different from recordings issued on the seven studio albums he released in that period.  
Everything you wanted to know about Tell-Tale Signs but were afraid to buy
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  October 15, 2008
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Jobriath | Jobriath + Creatures Of The Street

Jobriath was all the things the early Bowie either wanted or pretended to be: all-American, a bona fide musical-theater performer, and unabashedly gay.  
 Collectors’ Choice (2008)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  October 01, 2008
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The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll

It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008
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Auteur land?

Granted, Sweeney Todd is a grim, violent, misanthropic musical.
‘Film Culture’ in 2007
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 17, 2007

State of the art

We are striving to build and serve a range of constituents and citizens, and we will continue to work toward that goal.
Letters to the Boston editor, December 7, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 05, 2007


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Agent Zimmerman

I had just removed his hand — gently, I hope — from my knee when the man in the off-white linen suit told me that he was the one who recruited Bob Dylan into the CIA.
Bob Dylan? A CIA spy? Wait . . . now it all makes sense. (Or as much sense as his lyrics make, anyway.)
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 20, 2007
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Covering Dylan

Dylan is his own cover band.
From Newport to I’m Not There
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  November 20, 2007
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The unnamable

If Bob Dylan were a real movie director, I’m Not There is probably the movie he’d make about his own life
Todd Haynes’s not-Dylan movie
By JON GARELICK  |  November 20, 2007
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He’s here!

I’m Not There is an apt name for a bio-pic with six Bob Dylans, none of them the real one.
Todd Haynes talks about his Dylan movie
By ROB NELSON  |  November 20, 2007
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Yankee know-how

Back from the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, I proclaim a renaissance of American cinema.
Telluride’s new American wave?
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 12, 2007


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War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007
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Gay abandon?

Has gay cinema become a mere ghetto nowadays, of interest to its sexual demographic and no one else?
The edge has gone from the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  May 01, 2007