FILM

HEY ‘PAH

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It’s no leap to say that the conversations we’re having now about sexism and gender representation—in art and in life—are growing perpetually louder. So when we look back at Sam Peckinpah, who directed masculine-minded genre pictures defined by their resolutely cruel tone, we look with a microscope: Was he getting off on the explicit violence? […]

INTERVIEW: IRANIAN DIRECTOR SHAHRAM MOKRI, ‘FISH & CAT’

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Director Shahram Mokri will appear at the Museum of Fine Arts this Saturday, January 17 to present his unique blend of horror, comedy, existentialism, and experimental film, Fish & Cat. As fans of the film, we reached out to Mokri to discuss his film, the world of Iranian cinema and the role of horror within it, and many other […]

YOUR 2014 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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IMAGES BY SCOTT MURRY @HOTDOGTACO. RESEARCH AND CURATION BY DAN MCCARTHY, SCOTT MURRY, PAIGE KENNERY, KAREN CINPINSKI, AND KEVIN SMITH   You can hear it when you close your eyes.   In the last moments of consciousness before you drift off to sleep at night. And just as you wake up in the morning. The incessant […]

STEVIE WONDER VS. WILL SMITH: “I WISH / WILD, WILD WEST”

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For someone in his 60s, Stevie Wonder is more than an American icon. He’s a prodigy. Will Smith knew that and didn’t even try to play with the original. Instead, he got as ridiculous as it gets.