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Crunchy Movies: The 2006 Independent Film Festival of Boston

On a chilly Saturday afternoon in April, an Independent Film Festival of Boston organizer stood in front of a packed house and called his event ‘organic.’ Unless you’re using that word at the Whole Foods market you might be pegged…

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More New York Stories: The 2006 Tribeca Film Festival

Celebrities are rarely a bad thing when it comes to amping up film festival audience’s interest. That’s one enduring lesson of the fifth annual Tribeca Film Festival: Even an evening of less-than-stellar films can be compensated for somewhat by the…

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How to Make Your First Movie: The 2006 New Directors/New Films Festival

For one reason or another, the 35th Annual New Directors/New Films Festival was my first time in the Museum of Modern Art’s film section. Huge vintage posters of classics like La Dolce Vita are hung right where the escalators lead…

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Brokeback Academy: Oscars 2006

No surprises in 2005, really. I’m expecting our predictions to be much more accurate than our usual disastrous attempts at forecasting the winners. This time you can put money down on our picks, we swear! As in years past, this…

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Shocking, Not Stirred: A Conversation with Pierce Brosnan

‘I’m a big fan of the ‘gotta pee’ theory of assassination.’ -Julian Noble in The Matador It’s official! Pierce Brosnan is done playing James Bond. You’ve probably already heard that by now-it’s old news. But it’s still shocking to me….

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The Year in Film – 2005

Bleeeeeeeeargh! Awful. Simply awful. I challenged the staff this year when we started our annual celebration of the year’s best films that it would be tough to come up with 10 whole movies worth remembering down the line. And I…

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Lessons Learned — 2005

Another year has passed and the staff at filmcritic.com is another year wiser. Want proof? Here’s a list of all the lessons we learned by watching movies in 2005, from the art house flick to the blockbusters. Enjoy the list…

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Everybody “Limbo”! A Conversation with First-Time Director Thomas Ikimi

Adam Moses (Christopher Russo) is a lawyer whose latest case gets him into more trouble than he bargains for. A run in with Tony Tachinardi (George Morafettis), and an unusual encounter on a city rooftop changes his world completely. Adam…

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Busting the Blockbusters? The 2005 Independent Film Festival of Boston

Although this year’s Independent Film Festival of Boston wrapped some two months ago, discussing its entries — and presence — seems as timely as ever. While the movie industry sits in an extended financial slump with the year’s ‘biggest’ films…

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Doctorin’ the Tardis: “Doctor Who” on DVD, Part One

If you grew up in the ’70s or ’80s, and your parents extolled the virtues of PBS broadcasting over cheap japanimation, then you are no doubt familiar with Doctor Who. For those of us who fall into this broad generational…

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