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Television Review: “Hollywood’ — A Satisfying Tinsel Town Fantasy

May 8, 2020
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Maybe being quarantined for so long has taken its toll, but Hollywood satisfies well enough as a vibrant escape to glamorous parties filled with scheming executives and hot-to-trot actors on the make.

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Book Review: “Play the Way You Feel” — Jazz on Film, Music and Myth

May 4, 2020
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Play The Way You Feel is the best volume around on the uneasy relationship between film and jazz.

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Film Review: “Hail, Caesar!” — A Sharp Tinsel Town Send-up

February 11, 2016
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The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, provide an on-target parody in Hail, Caesar!, their funny period comedy set in ’50s Hollywood.

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Film Review: At the Maine International Film Fest — “El Incendio” is Hot; “Sleeping with Other People” is Not

July 13, 2015
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The cinematic contrast between America and Latin America was on tragic view at the Maine International Film Festival on Saturday.

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Visual Arts Counter-View: Celebrating the Art of Thomas Hart Benton

June 29, 2015
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Looked at on his own terms Thomas Hart Benton is an American Master and deserves to be reconsidered.

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Visual Arts: The Art of Thomas Hart Benton — Patriotic Correctness

June 22, 2015
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Benton’s art looks very much of its time, especially this selection of work that relates to cinema. Don’t let that fool you.

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Movie Review: “And So It Goes” — A Synthetic Slice of Boomer Banality

July 25, 2014
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This kind of faux-inspirational drivel has Hollywood privilege written all over it.

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Fuse Movie Review: Boston’s MFA Presents a Film Festival of Colorful Song and Dance

May 20, 2014
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Boston’s MFA should be congratulated for screening these Technicolor musicals in way that does wondrous justice to their eye-popping colors.

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Classical Music Review: Hooray for Film Night at Tanglewood

August 25, 2011
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The Tanglewood team of Morgan Freeman, Gil Shaham, and John Williams served up an evening of memorable performances of music from the movies.

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Music Review: Film Night At Tanglewood A Classics Act

August 22, 2010
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Reviewed by Ron Barnell The celebration of composer John Williams’s 30 year association with the Boston Pops Orchestra was brought to a gala conclusion on August 14th with the orchestra’s annual Tanglewood Film Festival night. Devoted to the performance of select film scores, with accompanying movie clips displayed on large projection screens, the concert presents…

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