Jul 282014
Fuse DVD/Blu-Ray Review: "A Hard Day's Night" -- Still Fun After Five Decades

A Hard Day’s Night stands as a landmark in rock history because it exemplifies the Beatles’s joyously innocent starting point — today it delivers an irresistible sonic joy that comes from listening to songs that still rock after fifty years.

Jul 222014
Fuse Film Review: Selections from the 19th Annual Boston French Film Festival -- "Apaches" and "Age of Panic"

Two significant feature debuts at the MFA’s French Film Festival — Age of Panic goes where few movies have gone before, while Apaches trains a calm, dispassionate gaze on disaffected youth.

Jul 182014
Fuse Book Review: Before, During, and After -- A Look Back at Patriotic and Paranoid American Cinema

Informative new books look at a pair of tumultuous periods in American history — the Second World War and the Cold War — when Hollywood rode a particularly rocky political roller coaster.

Jul 162014
Fuse Film Review: At the Maine International Film Festival -- "The Summer of Flying Fish" and "Stranger Than Paradise"

The Summer of Flying Fish is visual to the max; Stranger Then Paradise remains one of the most important indie films of the last thirty years.