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Review: Farewell, My Queen
The gifted French director Benoît Jacquot specializes in movies about the emotions of young women.
Adapted from Chantal Thomas’s novel
PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN
| July 27, 2012
Treat of Versailles
It's been a good year: their relentlessly catchy Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (V2) — whisked into the public ear this year atop Cadillacs via ad-ready singles like "1901" and "Lisztomania" — is about to cause some year-end listomania of its own. Since its
Phoenix please themselves — and you
| December 04, 2009
Here's something I never thought I'd write: Nora Ephron has made one of the best movies of the year.
Ephron and Streep cook up a feast
| August 07, 2009
| June 26, 2009
Summer traditionally has been the happy hunting ground for Hollywood studios — the time when they unleash their big-budgeted, f/x-heavy warhorses on armies of newly freed schoolchildren and frazzled adults trying to beat the heat.
Between the Blockbuster and the beach there are the film festivals of New England
| June 12, 2009
Phoenix | Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
The French have a way of adopting bits of marginalized American culture — jazz, Faulkner, film noir — and transforming them into something headier, smokier.
| May 15, 2009
A shadow world
The centerpiece of Lauren Fensterstock’s installation at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art is what appears to be a large black pool with giant lily pads.
Lauren Fensterstock’s unsettling installation
| October 09, 2008
A child of Hitler
This article originally appeared in the February 1, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Growing up in the Third Reich (a memoir)
| January 30, 2008
Les jours de gloire
“Symbols of Power: Napoleon and the Art of the Empire Style, 1800–1815” looks at the Napoleonic riddle in the mirror of its art.
Napoleon’s Empire style at the MFA
| October 16, 2007
They’re called “festival films,” movies that resonate with the serious, eager-minded who attend fests but have little chance in the Darwinian world of theatrical release.
And the Brattle’s WW2 flicks
| March 28, 2007
Many of Zhang Yimou’s films come down to a battle between character and décor. Watch the trailer for Curse of the Golden Flower (QuickTime)
Zhang’s gaudy, gory Curse
| December 20, 2006
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
Kirsten Dunst: “The movie wasn’t about the sets or the costumes, it was about people and the history of emotions, rather than facts, to me.” Régime change: Sofia Coppola’s not so sweet Marie. By Peter Keough
Coppola, Dunst and Schwartzman explain . . .
| October 18, 2006
When Pierre Marivaux’s play Island of Slaves was presented at Versailles in 1725, Louis XV and his retinue were not amused, and it’s no wonder.
ART docks at Island of Slaves
| May 10, 2006
It’s not just Muslims going ballistic over a secular portraiture of their divinity.
Looking back at Je vous salue , Marie
| February 23, 2006
The White Countess
Bob Fosse’s idea that life is a cabaret is taken up by James Ivory’s film, though with little of Fosse’s verve and genius.
BY PETER KEOUGH
| January 18, 2006
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