A Couch In New York
A Fish In The Bathtub
A Trick Of The Light
Alice and Martin
All Over Me
Anatomy of Hell
The Anniversary Party
Art School Confidential
The Beaver Trilogy
Before The Revolution
Beyond Killing Us Softly:The Strength to Resist
The Big Dig
Black and White
Black & White & Red All Over
Blacks And Jews
Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary
Boesman and Lena
Bus Riders Union
The Business Of Strangers
Chac: The Rain God
Dancing At The Blue Iguana
Days Of Being Wild
The Devil's Backbone
The Dinner Game
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
East Side Story
Escape To Life
The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks
Fellini: I'm A Born Liar
First Love, Last Rites
Gods And Monsters
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies, and the American Dream
I'm Going Home
I am Addicted to Sex
In My Skin (Dans Ma Peau)
It Happened Here
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kiss Me, Stupid
La Cienaga (The Swamp)
The Laughing Club of India
The Learning Tree
Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles
Life And Debt
Life Is Beautiful
The Little Thief
Live Freaky! Die Freaky!
The Living Museum
Louis Prima: The Wildest
Love & Diane
The Man Who Bought Mustique
The Man Who Wasn't There
Masked And Anonymous
Moment of Impact
• Monsieur Ibrahim
The Mother And The Whore
• Motorcycle Diaries
The Mystery of Oberwald
The Night of the Hunter
Now & Then: From Frosh to Seniors
Nowhere To Hide
Our House: A Very Real Documentary About Kids of Gay & Lesbian Parents
Pages From A Virgin's Diary
The Parallax View
Pretty Village, Pretty Flame
Raise The Dead
Return With Honor
• Robot Stories
Run Lola Run
Sex: The Annabel Chong Story
Sir! No Sir!
Somewhere In Time
The Son Of Kong
Songs from the Second Floor
A State of Mind
The Stendhal Syndrome
• The Story Of The Weeping Camel
Such A Long Journey
Take Care Of My Cat
Talent Given Us, The
Things Behind The Sun
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
The Town Is Quiet
The Triplets of Belleville
Village Of Dreams
What I Want My Words To Do To You
When Brendan Met Trudy
Wings Of Hope
- X Y Z
Yidl in the Middle: Growing Up Jewish in Iowa
50 Greatest Screen Legends - The American Film Institute's poll of 50 greatest screen legends.
A Touch of Evil - Who would have guessed that the refurbished Touch of Evil would be the major arthouse hit of September?
Academy Awards - 2000 - The 72nd Academy Awards.
Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Silhouette - Happy hundredth, Hitch! A child was born, August 13,1899.
Arbuckle, Roscoe "Fatty" - Recently, Kino Video has remastered two volumes of Arbuckle's 1917-1920 two-reel shorts.
Andy Warhol's Blow Job - Book by Roy Grundmann.
An Unfinished Symphony - As vets march through Lexington and Concord to bring the boys home, where is Bob Kerrey?
Bardot, Brigitte - And God Created Woman...
Bartel, Paul - A fond goodbye to Paul Bartel, 61.
Barrymore, Drew - I'm a long-time Drew Barrymore groupy. Shouldn't you be?
Best Films of 2002 - This year-end report, I'm reigning in my annual (and tiresome) curse on the house of Hollywood, that tower of teen-driven merde pushing out of the LA smog. Cautious optimism.
Best Films of 2003 -
What year before 2003 has weighed in with such a cluster of totally glum, downer American movies? Sylvia, 21 Grams, Mystic River, House of Sand and Fog, Monster, The Statement, Wonderland, In the Cut.
Best Films Of 2004 - There’s much too much Jude Law, but how else to characterize the cinema of 2004? What about declaring it The Year of the Bio-pic Bisexual Male? With a new daring for Hollywood, audiences were snuck into the boudoirs of such homo-curious protagonists as Alexander the Great and Alfred Kinsey.
Best Short Narrative Films of All Time - For every hundred decent short stories published there might be one fairly OK short film. I can count on my hands the short narrative films that really mean something to me.
Blair Witch - What's the big Internet debate these days concerning Blair Witch?
Breillat, Catharine - What does Breillat believe? That love is folly.
Canby, Vincent - New York Times' film critic.
Cannes 1998 - A complete roundup.
• Caridi, Carmine Sopranos profiling? The Italian-American wise-guy roles he acted in his sleep might have tipped off the feds to Carmine Caridi.
Cassavetes on Cassavetes - A new book from from Ray Carney.
Children's Films - Most films which I loved passionately as a child I continue to savor in my creaky semi-maturity.
Chlotrudis Awards - the Chlotrudis people are serious and ambitious in their intent.
Clarkson, Lana - The slaying of film actress Lana Clarkson, 40, at the mansion of rock producer Phil Spector.
Clint: The Life and Legend - Patrick McGilligan, a former Boston Globe arts writer now living in Milwaukee, has written well-received film biographies, of Jack Nicholson, Robert Altman, George Cukor, and Fritz Lang.
The Conversation - No more intense film exists in the Coppola canon.
De Palma, Brian - What's with Brian De Palma?
Deren, Maya - She was the trancedance centerpiece of every red-hot Village party in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Dowd, Peter - Cambridge's Peter Dowd is on a speedy path.
The D.W. Griffith Award - The Directors Guild of America's National Board decided to rename its annual D.W. Griffith Award.
Fields, Verna - Fields has edited more than thirty motion pictures.
Film Criticism - Does anyone listen to critics?
Film School - Reality TV series.
First Person - Errol Morris' television series.
Fishman, Sylvia Barack - Follow My Footprints: Changing Images of Women in American Jewish Fiction.
Flackett, Tony - The wonderfully comical world view of Tony Flackett.
Fogel, Susanna - The prodigious works of a 20-year-old.
Ford, John - Adventures during research.
Ford, John - John Ford slept here...
Foreign-Language Movies With Subtitles - In the US, subtitled films are truly madly deeply a vanishing species.
Fulci, Lucio - Low-budget storytelling.
Fujiwara, Chris - Talking about Jacques Tourneur.
• Girls on Film - Who is that attractive lady popping up before the credits of a vintage movie print?
• Godard, Jean-Luc - Am I the only one who connects French/Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard and Bob Dylan?
• Halloween Horror Recommendations - Can I assume that you've seen The Others?
Huston, Anjelica - From the Taos Film Festival Catalogue.
I Was A Teenage Filmmaker - My object is to coax you, busy reader, to an evening of film which I've proudly curated.
Jaehne, Karen - One of too-few American women film critics.
Jarmusch, Jim - Writer/Director accused of plagiarism.
June, 2000 - The best of Hollywood through June, 2000? It's probably High Fidelity.
Kabore, Gaston - Winner at Harvard University of the sixth Genevieve McMillan and Reba Stewart Fellowship for Distinguished Filmmaking.
Kanin, Garson - Kanin, who died in March at age 86, was, as a young man, an instantly successful New York actor.
Kazan, Elia - Naming names - HUAC.
Kelly/Kurasawa - Can we arm-twist comparisons between Gene Kelly and Akira Kurasawa?
Key Cinema Club - The discussion of films.
Kogut, Sandra - Rarely are there are titles explaining where we are in the world in Sandra Kogut's splendid, mirthful globe-hopping videos.
Lancaster, Burt - Forever an alienated, paranoid outsider in LA.
Lardner Jr., Ring - A Hollywood activist in the 1930s.
Laurel Canyon - Laurel Canyon, written and directed by High Art's Lisa Cholodenko.
Lopate, Phillip - Author of American Film Critics: an Anthology from the Silents Until Now.
Maddin, Guy - I recommend the comic and visionary cinema of Guy Maddin.
Maddin, Guy - There’s something Borgesian about Maddin’s archaic celluloid-world, an oeuvre of unburied "lost" movies which never earlier existed - except in a musty film library of the mind.
Maysles Brothers - The Maysles brothers' cinema verite documentaries flow over with memorable personages.
Missing Links: The Jungle Origins of King Kong - What strange beings inhabit the unexplored jungle regions of the earth?
Moulin Rouge - Where is Jean Renoir's masterly French CanCan to show the way?
Murch, Walter - The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film by Michael Ondaatje (Knopf, $35) is a beauty of design and content.
Nat Turner - A Troublesome Property - Directed and co-written by Charles Burnett.
Newenglandfilm.com - I'm here to salute a marvelous web site, newenglandfilm.com, designed for film and video makers, also film and video lovers.
New York Times - Film Critics - Elvis Mitchell - I carped last fall about the unnecessarily offbeat choices by the New York Times for two film critic slots: A.C. Scott, and Elvis Mitchell.
New York Times Film Critics - Where there were three, now there are only two. The New York Times recently ended it's five-year experiment of offering a trio of revolving film critics.
New York Times - Film Critics - Make A Pick - So who will take Maslin's place?
None Without Sin Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan and the Blacklist.
Olmi, Ermanno - Reclusive Italian cineaste.
Orphan In The Storm: The Son of King Kong - RKO invented an orphaned foundling (and motherless) child for the late simian monster: THE SON OF KONG.
Our Man in Medellin- Here I am in this crowded, funky, polluted, South American city, by reputation the most murderous spot in the world, and I'm having a "chill" time.
PBS's P.O.V. - This summer is P.O.V.'s 15th TV season, and the series has become safe and a wee lazy, chosen with little feel for film form or understanding of what makes a documentary "personal."
Project Greenlight - There is no better visual record ever of the hour-to-hour travails of making a little movie.
Sampson, Caleb - A very sad loss.
Sellers, Peter - Peter Sellers - Mr. Strangelove.
Subtitles - Book review.
Rated X - A female friend thought she had me pegged. "Your reviews are so predictable," she lectured me. "You like any film that's left-wing and has pretty young women."
Remembering Nicholas Ray - The only time I met Nicholas Ray...the mighty had mightily stumbled.
Ron Mann's 'Grass' - How does a critic feel when he's party to an adverse critique?
Rogers, Roy - The July 6 death of Roy Rogers at age 86 surely didn't register much for post-Star Wars people.
Teachers in the Movies - It's another damned September, and I'm back in school.
Teen Movies - It's three weeks in Boston of a cosmic 80s Teen Movie Explosion: 3 O'Clock High (1987), Weird Science (1985), and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).
Ten best - 1999 - After an astonishingly unmemorable spring and a calculatedly moronic "entertainment" summer, Hollywood entered fall 1999 ecstatic with billions in box office...
Ten best - 2001 - I don't have the energy for the third straight year of railing against the machine for giving the public such a pathetic, shoddy bunch of films.
Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her - More and more, I sympathize with distributors having to say "no" to countless vanity indies.
Treasures from American Film Archives - 50 Preserved Films: 1893-1985.
Truffaut, Francois - Nobody except Welles in film history seemed to have been so exuberant about making movies.
Ultimate Film Fanatic A cable quiz show...
John Waters - Pecker
(Reprint - Phoenix, 1987)
Harvey Weinstein - Harvey Weinstein, a person so willfully abrasive and abusive that even canine Hollywood has been offended by his behavior.
Willis, Gordon - The most influential cinematographer during the 1970s.
Doris Wishman - Is Wishman the exciting missing link between the daffy 50s cinema of Ed Wood and the 60s sex kittens-with-knockers world of Russ Meyer?
Doris Wishman - RIP - I bring you sad news: Doris Wishman is dead.
Zundel, Ernst - Zundel and a few neo-Nazi followers attended the premiere screening of Mr. Death last September at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.
Zwerin, Charlotte - filmmaker for Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser (1989), perhaps the greatest jazz documentary.
Quentin Tarantino: Interviews (Introduction) - Book's introduction.
Quentin Tarantino: Interviews (Sample Chapter) - Interview with Tarantino.
Quentin Tarantino: Interviews (Table of Contents) - Book's table of contents.
The Men Who Would Be Kings - John Ford Interviews - LA Times book review by Richard Schickel.
The Men Who Would Be Kings - John Ford Interviews - Read the Introduction.
Abu-Assad, Hany - Paradise Now.
Allen, Woody- Match Point.
Altman, Robert - Gosford Park.
Babbit, Jamie - But I'm a Cheerleader.
• Bacon, Kevin - The Woodsman.
• Bernal, Gael Garcia - Bad Education.
• Bertolucci, Bernardo - 1900.
• Brooks, Sue - Japanese Story.
Cavani, Lilana - Ripley's Game
Cheung, Maggie - In The Mood for Love.
Christie, Julie - Miss Mary.
Clark, Larry - Wassup Rockers.
Coen, Joel and Ethan - The Man Who Wasn't There.
Coppola, Francis Ford - Apocalypse Now Redux.
Corman, Roger - The Strangler's Wife.
Danes, Clare - Stage Beauty
Dardennes, Luc and Jean-Pierre - On Their Career
Denis, Claire - Trouble Every Day
De Palma, Brian - Home Movies.
Delpy, Julie - Before Sunset.
Depardieu, Gerard - 1900.
Despentes, Virginie - Baise-Moi.
Duplass, Jay - The Puffy Chair.
Eastwood, Clint - Mystic River.
Forsyth, Bill - That Sinking Feeling, Gregory's Girl, Local Hero, Comfort and Joy.
Fuller, Sam Cigars and Cinema with Sam Fuller - The Big Red One.
Gatlif, Tony - Gadjo Dilo.
Gilliam, Terry - Time Bandits.
Godard, Jean-Luc - In Praise of Love (Eloge de l'Amour).
• Godard, Jean-Luc - Notre Musique/0ur Music.
Greenberg, Kenneth - A Troublesome Property.
Harris, Mark - An Interview with the writer of Bang the Drum Slowly
Hayden, Sterling - Most famous as General Jack D. Ripper - the nuke-crazy nemesis in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove.
Haneke, Michael- Cache.
Highsmith, Patricia - Interview about the films made out of her startling books.
Hughes, Albert & Allen - From Hell, American Pimp.
Huppert, Isabelle - The School of Flesh.
Ivory, James - The Golden Bowl.
Jackson, Jeff - Death and Taxes.
Jacquot, Benoit - An interview that extended over two years.
Jarmusch, Jim - Broken Flowers.
Jarmusch, Jim - Ghost Dog.
• Johansson, Scarlett - Lost in Translation, Girl With a Pearl Earring.
Kaige, Chen - The Emperor and the Assassin.
Kar-Wai, Wong - 2046.
Kidman, Nicole - Dogville.
Kitano, Takeshi 'Beat' - Hana-Bi/Fireworks, Kikujiro.
Korine, Harmony - julien donkey-boy.
Kragh-Jacobsen, Soren - Mifune.
Kurosawa, Akira - Ran.
Lachman, Ed- Far From Heaven
Lane, Chuck- Shattered Glass
Leacock, Richard - Interviewed at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
LaBute, Neil - Nurse Betty, Bash.
Lee, Ang - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Lee, Spike - Summer Of Sam.
Leung, Tony - In The Mood for Love.
Li, Gong - Zhou You’s Train.
Linklater, Richard - Before Sunset.
Lynch, David - The Straight Story.
Majidi, Majid - Baran.
Makhmalbaf, Mohsen - Kandahar.
Makhmalbaf, Samira - The Apple.
Malone, Dorothy - Written on the Wind.
Mantley, Anthony Dod - The Celebration.
McCrea, Joel - Foreign Correspondent
Mifune, Toshiro - Kurosawa's greatest star in 15 Japanese classic films.
Ming-liang, Tsai - Goodbye Dragon Inn
Mitra, Subrata - Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy.
Moore, Michael - Bowling for Columbine.
Moore, Michael - Farenheit 9/11.
Morrison, Phil - Junebug.
Murphy, Michael - Tanner.
Noe, Gaspar - Irreversible.
Noyce, Phillip - The Quiet American, Rabbit-Proof Fence.
Oldman, Gary - Nil By Mouth.
Ophuls. Marcel - The Sorrow And The Pity.
Ozon, Francois - Swimming Pool.
Polanski, Roman - The Ninth Gate
Pollock, Sydney - Frank Gehry
Pontecorvo, Gillo - The Battle of Algiers, Burn!
Radford, Michael - The Merchant of Venice
Ramsay, Lynne - Ratcatcher
Reygadas, Carlos - Battle in Heaven
Ritt, Martin - Norma Rae, The Front
Roeg, Nicolas - Bad Timing.
Rouan, Brigitte - Post Coitum.
Roussel, Myriem - Hail Mary.
Shainberg, Steven - Secretary.
Stillman, Whit - The Last Days of Disco.
Tierney, Lawrence - Tough Guys Don't Dance.
Toback, James (1) - Harvard Man.
Toback, James (2) - Two Girls And A Guy.
Tomov, Evgeni - The Triplets of Belleville.
Trinh Thi, Coralie - Baise-Moi.
Ullman, Liv - Keeping The Faith.
Van Sant, Gus - Gerry.
Van Sant, Gus - Last Days.
Van Sant, Gus - My Own Private Idaho.
Van Sant, Gus - Elephant.
Varda, Agnes - One Sings, the Other Doesn’t.
Virgo, Clement - Lie with Me.
Von Tier, Lars - Manderlay.
Waters, John - "Pecker."
Waters, John - "The World Of Trash."
Waters, John - and his Dreamlanders in P-Town - (Reprint / 1997-1998)
Wilson, Tony - 24 Hour Party People.
Wiseman, Frederick - Talking with the dean of American documentaries.
Wurtzel, Elizabeth - Prozac Nation, Bitch.
- X Y Z
Bangkok - 2005 - The Beautiful Washing Machine...
Berlin - 2000 - Love Me...
• Buenos Aires Independent 2004
Cannes - 1999 - The Straight Story...
Cannes - 2000 - Dancer In The Dark...
Cannes - 2001 - Apocalypse Now Redux...
Cannes - 2002 - About Schmidt...
Cannes - 2003 - Being a journalist at Cannes Film Festival is stressful work.
Cannes - 2004 - Farenheit 9/11.
• Cannes - 2005 - L’Enfant/The Baby.
Cleveland International Film Festival - 2003 Reconstruction...
Full Frame Film Festival - 2006 Wordplay...
Hamptons International Film Festival - 1999 - An East Coast challenge to Sundance...
India - 29th International Film Festival - Train to Pakistan...
Independent Film Festival of Boston 2003
Karlovy Vary - Elephant...
Midnight Sun Film Festival, 2002 - Francis Ford Coppola...
Montreal - 1998 - Southie...
Montreal - 2000 - Breaking The Silence...
Montreal - 2000 - The Big Animal...
Montreal - 2001 - Seven and a Match...
Montreal - 2004 - Saraband...
New England Film and Video Festival - 1998
- That Was You...
New England Film and Video Festival - 2000
- Tax Day...
Film Festival - 2001
- A Huey P. Newton Story...
Newport International Film Festival, 2002 - Mai's America...
Palm Springs Film Festival - 1999 - 70-year-old Republican retirees in bermudas...
Palm Springs Film Festival - 2000 - World cinema...
Provincetown Festival - 1999 - Shrimp, lox, and the champagne flowed!
Provincetown Festival - 2001 - Welcome to the groovy Provincetown Festival!
Rotterdam - 1998 - First Love, Last Rites...
Rotterdam - 2001 - Bad Company...
Rotterdam - 2001 - Battle Royale...
Silverdocs - 2006 - An Inconvenient Truth...
South by Southwest - 2004 - Super Size Me...
South by Southwest - 2006 - LOL...
Taos Talking Picture Festival, 1998 - Affliction.
Taos Talking Picture Festival, 1999 - Talk about activism...
Taos Talking Picture Festival, 2001 - Two Boston indies are hits at Taos...
Toronto, 1998 - Tom Cruise was there...
Toronto, 2000 - Cousin, Cousine...
Toronto, 2001 - Tar Angel...
Toronto, 2002 - The Quiet American...
Toronto, 2003 - Wonderland...
Toronto, 2004 - Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry...
Toronto, 2005 - Where there were more stars this year than in heaven or Hollywood...
No Respect? - Examining fictional works that include critics as characters.
No Respect? - Responses - The e-mails have poured in.
Original Outline - Original outline for the film project.
The Antiques Roadshow - So who actually gets on the TV show?
Harvard Film Archive - 2001 - Frank Capra's The Miracle Woman, John Huston's Moby Dick, Howard Hawks's Tiger Shark.
Hollywood Express - Employees' Picks - It's the last resort for people who can't find what they are looking for...
100 Great American Comedies Available On Video
100 Films For Film Literacy
Year End - 2000 - The best films of 2000.
Year End - 2006 - The best films of 2006.
Info - Biography
Gerald Peary's Bibliography
The Ballad of Greenwich Village
The Beauty Academy of Kabul
Chronicle of Disappearance
Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day
Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street
Elevator to the Gallows
Fire on the Mountain
Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry
The Lady in the Lake
Life, Death, and Baseball
Mark of the Vampire
Mongolian Ping Pong (2006)
My Dad is 100 Years Old (2006)
My Mother Likes Women (2004)
The Navigators (2001)
Never Met Picasso
The Other Network
The Rider Named Death
The United States of Leland
La Petite Apocalypse
Le Corbeau/The Raven (1943)
Seeing The Landscape