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  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest
    The year was 1959, and Alfred Hitchcock was just coming off the dark, brooding, near-box-office failure of "Vertigo," released the year before. "Vertigo" is now considered one of the greatest movies of all time, but in 1958, critics found it slow and long, and fans were displeased with Hitchcock's departure from his usual romantic thrillers. But Hitchcock returned to his crowd-pleasing ways with the far-less-psychological "North by Northwest," an action movie that ended up being one of his most commercially successful films. 
  • Trainspotting

    Snowpiercer Directed by Bong Joon-ha Now playing at the Charles Theatre Spoiler alert: Rich people suck. Director Bong Joon-ho establishes this theme in his dystopic sci-fi/action flick “Snowpiercer” early on and reinforces it over and...

    2013 Top 10 Home Videos and Streaming

    1. Shoah (the Criterion Collection DVD and Blu-ray) This is what people should be binge-watching. Claude Lanzmann filmed his nine-and-a-half-hour documentary on the Holocaust in the late '70s, when it was still a living memory for the middle-aged...


    ABUSE OF WEAKNESS (Presented by John Waters) Directed by Catherine Breillat The original French title of Catherine Breillat’s newest film is Abus De Faibless, a legal term that describes the crime of taking advantage of someone’s...

    On Going to Los Angeles to Talk to the Pretty and Talented Actresses Behind the Female-centric Action Flick Sucker Punch

    In director Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch, his main character Babydoll (Emily Browning) occupies an alternative universe--just as did I when City Paper got invited to Los Angeles for the film's junket last weekend, on a very rainy March 20 at the Beverly...