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  • October 13, 2010
    By Ashley Rigazio

    With its brilliant Bad Poets Society on hiatus, Channel Zero is focusing on video programming, like tonight's screening of Israel's first movie, Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955). Promoters claim this is one of the best foreign films you've never heard of, and it hasn't been screened in Boston in half a decade.

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  • October 08, 2010
    By Peter Keough

    It might be too late to breathe life into the moribund "Let Me In," but as Jeffrey Wells notes on his blog "Hollywood Elsewhere" Stephen King has chimed in calling it "the best American horror film in 20 years." I couldn't agree more.

    And why didn't the studio play up the whole bullying theme in the movie? Seems pretty timely to me.

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  • October 07, 2010
    By Peter Keough

    Here's the tail end of the Zach Galiafinakis interview, and if I hhad paid attention to how little was left I would have run the whole thing in one go.

    Q: Which is more of a challenge, a dramatic role like this or standup?

    ZG: It's different. I don't overthink things, and I zen out for both things, not consciously. When you let worry, or you think about how people are gonna perceive this, it gets in the way of creativity.

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  • October 05, 2010
    By Peter Keough

    I was waiting with half a dozen other journalists for Zach Galifianakis to arrive at the roundtable interview promoting the Toronto Film Festival premiere of his new movie "It's Kind of a Funny Story, and we were all feeling a little uneasy. What if he was like all those other comics who shut off all affect once they're off duty? What if he was a sarcastic jerk like his persona on the hilarious "Between Two Ferns" videos? But then he showed up, cherubic, bearded, and, ironically enough given the title of his biggest hit movie, hungover, and all fear vanished.

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  • October 04, 2010
    By Peter Keough

    Not too many moviegoers followed the title advice and "Let Me In" into their weekend viewing plans. It came in a dismal seventh in grosseswith $5.3 million. I think that opening on the same day as the also excellent "The Social Network," which appealed perhaps to the same more sophisticated crowd and topped the box office at $23 million, couldn't have helped.

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  • October 01, 2010
    By Peter Keough

    Sorry for the late notice, but be sure to check out the fourth annual Boston Palestine Film Festival starting tonight at the Museum of Fine Arts and running through to October 10.

    The opening night film is Michel Khleifi's "Zindeeq," in which a filmmaker named M. tries to recover the past experience of his family by making a documentary about the 1948 war that established Israel and uprooted thousands of Palestinians.

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