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The garden of Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica, the subject of a major retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive, "Vittorio De Sica — Neo-Realism, Melodrama, Fantasy," was a movie star in Italy before he became a filmmaker.
Mostly high points at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 04, 2010
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Crimson green

"In the summer before the revolution [against the shah], if you asked someone if there might be a revolution, an optimistic person would say, maybe in a century."
Banned director Jafar Panahi on Iran's vicious circle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009
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Man make movie

Poverty is making a comeback, on the streets and on movie screens.
Ramin Bahrani observes and reports
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 10, 2009
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Max Ophüls at the Harvard Film Archive

Max at the Harvard Film Archive
Plaisir d’Ophüls
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 20, 2009
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Review: Wendy and Lucy

It's a dog's life in Wendy and Lucy
It's a dog's life
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 20, 2009
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Sex and food and Abraham Lincoln

We put out a call to our contributors to suggest appropriate holiday gift books and what do we get back?
Gift books for every (perverse) taste
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 02, 2008


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Elsa y Fred | Elsa + Fred

Set in modern-day Madrid, Marco Carnevale’s gentle romantic comedy slaps two touchstone images from Italian cinema on the screen.
Geriatric hijinks abound
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  July 16, 2008
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Cinema paradiso

Elusive animals, the mysteries of time past, peer pressure, and, inevitably, Iraq dominate what we were able to screen from the sixth annual Independent Film Festival of Boston.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston is movie heaven
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2008
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Wild things

There is no more-enchanting Thanksgiving outing than the double bill of reissued Albert Lamorisse short films.
Lamorisse’s White Mane and Red Balloon
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  November 19, 2007
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Rough justice

Hollywood has adopted a gentler, more insidious colonialism in regard to Africa.
Ousmane Sembene spans the continental divides
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 05, 2007
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An Italian feast

A group of performers — especially one unified by gender and culture — is an unconventional focus for a film series.
‘Signore + Signore’ isn’t just about the ladies
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  August 07, 2007


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Ice Cream, I Scream

Far too much screaming, if you want my opinion.
We all run away!
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 21, 2007