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In La Danse — The Paris Opera Ballet , Frederick Wiseman looked behind the scenes at a revered dance institution. In his new documentary he examines a dance institution of a different sort, the cabaret bar of the title, a Parisian pop-cultural icon a
Wiseman behind the scenes at a revered dance institution
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 27, 2012

Wim Wenders films Pina Bausch

Wim Wenders's Pina memorializes the late choreographer Pina Bausch with reverential tributes from her past and present dancers and excerpts from four of her works.
Their saintly boss
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 20, 2012
Backtalk - Wenders

Interview: Wim Wenders takes 3D one step further

Some are surprised that Wim Wenders, like fellow veteran of the '70s New German Cinema Werner Herzog, has embraced something as newfangled as 3D.
Pina envy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 20, 2012
"Pina" on Best Foreign Language Film shortlist; here's Wim

"Pina" on Best Foreign Language Film shortlist; here's Wim

 The Academy just announced its short list of nine candidates for Best Foreign Language Film Oscars. They are: Belgium, "Bullhead," Michael R. Roskam, director; Canada,...
By Peter Keough  |  January 18, 2012
Peter Falk 1927-2011

Peter Falk 1927-2011

Every age gets the gumshoe it deserves, and for some reason we were fortunate to have one-eyed Peter Falk's Lt. Frank Columbo, disheveled, negligible, passive...
By Peter Keough  |  June 24, 2011

Review: Air Doll

One day, Nozumi (Bae Doona), the title fetish, who perhaps has been overly cherished by her owner, finds she has a "heart."
Overly cherished sex doll comes to life
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 04, 2010


Blu Christmas . . . without DVD

Ah, yes: the most wonderful time of the year, tinged with muddy snow and the creeping darkness of our most recent Depression.
Kick your films into hi-def this season with those other shiny silver discs
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2009

Mission Control

Like many of his films, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control will test the limits of its audience's patience.
Jim Jarmusch's arbitrary Limits
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 08, 2009

Paul Schrader at the HFA

"I'm not sure what happened to me," says Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst, one of the least reliable of the director's succession of unreliable narrators, in the film named for her.
American contradictions
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  January 26, 2009

Interview: Lance Hammer

Some filmmakers seek to penetrate the mystery of human existence through cinema.  
Delta force
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 28, 2008

Michelangelo Antonioni

It seems inherently wrong to be writing an obituary for Michelangelo Antonioni, who died July 30 in Rome, just a day after we lost Ingmar Bergman.
1912 – 2007
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 08, 2007


The good Germans

It’s 1984. The Ruling Party monitors its citizenship, its minute observations allowing the “others” to be categorized –– and persecuted. Watch the trailer for The Lives of Others (YouTube)
Breaking through to The Lives of Others
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 14, 2007

Flights of angels

In Wim Wenders’s iconic 1987 film Wings of Desire , the Berlin Wall is a character. In Ola Mafaalani’s theatricalization of the work for Toneelgroep Amsterdam and the American Repertory Theatre, the Fourth Wall is.
Wings of Desire takes the stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 05, 2006

Controlled chaos

It’s 11 am on a Thursday, and Andy Moor is having his first coffee just a few doors down from the American Repertory Theatre’s Loeb Drama Center, the site that will be home to one of his most ambitious projects yet. The Ex, "Weapons for El Salvador" (m
The method to the Ex’s madness
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 05, 2006

Urban renewal

Wim Wenders’s 1987 film Der Himmel über Berlin — Wings of Desire , as it’s known to us — had two defining characters that would seem impossible to re-create outside of the film itself.
Wings of Desire at the ART
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 21, 2006

Players and painted stage

It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
Fall on the Boston boards  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 13, 2006


Music and macho

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul a valiant effort by German-Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin to match what Wim Wenders did with Cuban music in Buena Vista Social Club : put the fabulously myriad sounds of Turkish music on the international map.
Fatih Akin in Turkey, Valentino in a tie
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 23, 2006

Boston theater season announced

Boston’s biggest theatrical guns have announced what they’ll be showing next season, and it isn’t all Annie and Aeschylus .
High Fidelity  to world premiere in the fall
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 27, 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

Gray cowboy movie

Wim Wenders can drive me nuts.
Don’t Come Knocking needs less talking  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 22, 2006

Ask the Dust

Robert Towne’s labor of love pays homage to a much-romanticized literary tradition, that of American fiction writing of the 1930s.
Study of writers feels too warm and fuzzy
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  March 14, 2006



French filmmaker Claire Denis has acknowledged that a host of sources inspired L’intrus|The Intruder (January 25–February 9 at the MFA), the tale of a sickly, reclusive Frenchman, Louis Trebor (Michel Subor), who after paying hard cash and buying
Claire Denis’s L’intrus
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 19, 2006