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Review: The Well-Digger’s Daughter
Daniel Auteuil ( Manon of the Spring ) directs and stars in this melodrama set in Provence during World War I.
Based on the novel by Marcel Pagnol
| July 27, 2012
Freedom from Common Sense Foundation; dance fever; what’s in a name?
The controversy over the Freedom From Religion Foundation's attack on a World War I and World War II memorial on city land in Woonsocket — it includes a cross — isn't worth a week's worth of talk radio time. But it does warrant a comment by P&J.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| May 04, 2012
Review: War Horse(1)
War Horse is corny, sentimental, overlong, but also spectacular at times, even stirring.
A veritable, old-fashioned story
| December 23, 2011
Geoff Dyer's WWI memorial
No matter what bromides are trotted out in the aftermath of tragedy or disaster about the ability of people to pull together, when it comes time to memorialize the event, fissures always show.
| September 09, 2011
Review: The White Ribbon
The White Ribbon starts with a black screen and an old man's voice (Ernst Jacobi, who played Hitler in Jan Troell's Hamsun and in a BBC mini-series) relating a series of mysterious accidents and crimes that occurred in the German village where he w
Children of the götterdämmerung: Shades of gray in Michael Haneke's White Ribbon
| January 15, 2010
Tim Gautreaux writes of a South that never changes. Dense, humid, with a fecundity that is more than a match for any human development, his South is largely a no man's land where the trees close off the sky, their roots rise "from the soppy mud like sta
A lyrical turn in the South
| May 15, 2009
Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Brad Pitt is cute as a Button
Age before beauty
| December 16, 2008
Interview: Dennis Lehane
Dennis Lehane’s big new book, The Given Day , is full of bloodshed, mayhem, power, corruption, and lies.
Mystic River author's new The Given Day gets down and dirty in the North End circa WWI
| September 25, 2008
The reign of Spain
The winner is (drum roll, please) . . . Spain.
Never mind the Olympics — the Spanish are the big winners of 2008. Are Obama and McCain aware of this new European powerhouse?
| August 06, 2008
The roar of the greasepaint
“Theatricality” used to have negative connotations when used to describe fine art: glitzy surface rather than nourishing substance, suspiciously melodramatic gesture, the faked as opposed to the Real.
‘The World as a Stage’ at the ICA, ‘British Prints 1914–1939’ and ‘Traveling Scholars’ at the MFA, and Colombian Artists at GASP
| January 23, 2008
In his new book, Reporting the War: Freedom of the Press from the American Revolution to the War on Terrorism , author John Byrne Cooke tracks press influence on public opinion.
Pressuring the press
| November 28, 2007
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