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Letters to the Boston editors, September 7, 2012
Jill Stein has not called for the dismantling of the CIA, the DHS, or the NSS.
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 07, 2012
Challenging the cinematic norms of gay culture
There's no doubt that this fall will bring heated debates about gay rights, as Mainers vote on giving same-sex couples the right to marry.
| August 31, 2012
Review: This Is Not A Film
It can't be a film, because the acclaimed director Jafar Panahi ( The Circle , etc.) has been ordered not to make any by the Iranian theocrats who have also sentenced the dissident filmmaker to an upcoming jail sentence.
| May 04, 2012
Review: Casa de Mi Padre
Will Ferrell is the macho ranchero with a heart of gold in Matt Piedmont's parody.
Matt Piedmont's spoof of Mexican cinema
| March 16, 2012
True to its name, this standard heist thriller is a composite of knock-offs, but when Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America is among the sources ripped off, the quality is pretty high.
A high-quality composite of knock-offs
| January 20, 2012
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.
| January 20, 2012
Shitty cinema season
Films on offer.
Big Fat Whale
| January 13, 2012
Film favorites to pass the Occupation with — no matter what side you’re on
From the wealthiest stockbroker to the lowliest unemployed college grad, who doesn’t love a good movie?
| December 09, 2011
Review: My Afternoons with Margueritte
European cinema doesn't have as many sure-fire formulas as Hollywood, but the one described, I think, by Pauline Kael as the "lonely child, clean old man" scenario has long endured.
Twisting the "lonely child, clean old man" formula
| September 23, 2011
Four-hour showstoppers and Malcolm McDowell come to Waterville
Boasting a high-profile selection of archival prints and to-be-buzzed-about small films, the 14th Maine International Film Festival begins on Friday and runs through July 24 at locations in Waterville, primarily HQ Railroad Square Cinema. Herein, a guid
Into the Woods
| July 15, 2011
Burden of dreams
As the title of Siegfried Kracauer's landmark book From Caligari to Hitler puts it, the politically shaky, culturally fertile Weimar Republic lasted roughly from Robert Wiene's nightmarish Expressionist allegory The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) to
The Weimar cinema's shadows play with ugly realities
| November 26, 2010
Intimations of life: Camden International Film Festival 2010
Just six years into its life, the Camden International Film Festival — a four-day documentary showcase running from September 30-October 3 at venues in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland — has achieved breakout status on the crowded festival circuit.
CIFF's sixth program is its best and most diverse yet
| October 01, 2010
Boston Turkish Film Festival 2010
In a scene in Çagan Irmak's IN DARKNESS (2009; April 3 at 3 pm), one of several provocative films in this year's Boston Turkish Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, a woman explains to a TV interviewer that her political party is neither for Shari'
Divine madness rules the ninth annual Turkish Film Festival
| March 19, 2010
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