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Women with swords: King Hu and the Art of Wuxia

Decades before women took center stage in the one-two punch of Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill , King Hu (1932-1997; the subject of a retrospective at the HFA) put swords in the hands of a soaring heroine in

By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 15, 2013
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The Films of Pierre Étaix

Pierre Étaix is a carnie. Literally: except for time spent directing five feature films in the 1960s, he's made his living in the circus.
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By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  January 11, 2013
Review: The Turin Horse

Review: The Turin Horse(1)

Legend has it that in Turin, Friedrich Nietzsche came across a horse being beaten by its driver. Nietzsche embraced the horse, went insane, and remained so for the rest of his life.
Bela Tarr's final film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 09, 2012
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Review: Gorey at the Athenæum, animation at MassArt

In Edward Gorey's old-timey illustrated books, parents leave on an excursion and never return, friends enter a tunnel and never come out, a mother falls ill and dies, a man driving around searching for his lost daughter runs over her with his car, a pec
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By GREG COOK  |  February 18, 2011