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  • 'Laura,' a smirking class satire masquerading as a film noir, plays at the Charles tomorrow and Monday

    'Laura,' a smirking class satire masquerading as a film noir, plays at the Charles tomorrow and Monday
    Who killed advertising superstar Laura Hunt? That's the question New York City detective McPherson (Dana Andrews) is trying to answer in this 1944 thriller. With his hat perpetually at a rakish tilt and his demeanor always set to suspicious, McPherson visits the opulent apartments of Laura's posh Manhattan social set, asking questions but not getting the answers he wants. Did her fiance, Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price), blow her face off with a blast of shotgun buckshot? Perhaps. As a formerly rich playboy who flashes his Cheshire grin at whichever lady moneybags might next float his expenses, he certainly fits the bill. Maybe it was the well-heeled Ann Treadwell (Judith Anderson), who knows exactly what kind of man Shelby is, doesn't care, and wants him for herself. Or maybe it was Diane Redfern, Shelby's lady friend with benefits. McPherson is pretty sure it wasn't Bessie (Dorothy Adams), Laura's no-nonsense housekeeper. He can't quite figure out all the angles—and when Laura (Gene Tierney) herself walks through her apartment's front door, McPherson really finds himself in a pickle.
  • 'Akira,' the beyond-reproach Japanese anime, plays at the Charles Theatre tonight

    'Akira,' the beyond-reproach Japanese anime, plays at the Charles Theatre tonight
    Try and imagine what the inevitable live-action Hollywood remake of "Akira" will look like: directed by some Hollywood worker bee after Darren Aronofsky is fired a few days in from a script written by Guillermo del Toro; executive-produced by...

    Top 10 Highest-Grossing Films at the Charles Theater in 2014

    Top 10 Highest-Grossing Films at the Charles Theater in 2014
    - “Boyhood” (Richard Linklater, United States) - “Dallas Buyers Club” (Jean-Marc Vallée, United States) - “Philomena” (Stephen Frears, United Kingdom) - “A Most Wanted Man” (Anton Corbijn, United Kingdom)...

    Personal Spin: An obsessive take on 'Vertigo,' Hitchcock's obsessive classic

    Personal Spin: An obsessive take on 'Vertigo,' Hitchcock's obsessive classic
    “Vertigo” is a great film for many, many reasons, most of which I don’t really care about. To be sure, I can, and have touted Alfred Hitchcock’s directorial skill and his knack for exploiting the psychology of characters and...

    'The Conformist,' a ridiculously gorgeous movie about a twisted little shit

    'The Conformist,' a ridiculously gorgeous movie about a twisted little shit
    A beautiful irony lies in the fact that one of cinema’s great creeps skulks through one of the most exquisitely designed and lensed films ever made. After all, what Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant) wants most of all is for his life to...