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  • August 08, 2012
    By Peter Keough

    When fans heap praise on recent Woody Allen films like To Rome With Love or even last year's Midnight in Paris it might be because they've forgotten the anarchic hilarity of his earlier comedies, like Sleeper (1973). If Philip K. Dick wrote slapstick comedy it might resemble this story of a Manhattan health food store owner (played by Allen), who suffers a cryogenics mishap and wakes up 200 years in the future, where rebels against the reigning dictatorship enlist him in their cause.

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  • August 22, 2011
    By Peter Keough

    Even the most hardcore Red Sox fan might feel a little begrudging affection for the pinstripes after watching Safe At Home! (1962). Of course, it helps that it takes place almost half a century ago, when Yankees Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were vying to break the Babe's single season home run record. The two sluggers star in this heartwarming drama about a Little League team that dreams of seeing them in person, and though the ballplayers were wise not to leave the diamond for the big screen, director Walter Doniger does touch on sentiments that both Boston and New York fans can appreciate.

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