Fair warning

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Editor’s note: Warning: there be spoilers here. For almost as long as there have been movies, they have been warning us about the robots. But have...

Game on

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It’s a Tuesday night at The Press Room in Portsmouth, and Josh Rose is about to attempt something difficult. “No,” he says, with a hint...

Video Vault: Three Days of the Condor

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“Three Days of the Condor” Paramount Pictures, 1975 Starring: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, and Max von Sydow Directed by: Sydney Pollack The plot: Joe Turner (Redford)...

Short and sweet

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In “Bighorn,” Dover filmmaker Alfred Thomas Catalfo’s 2010 short film, a haunted coronet transports a Harvard professor back to the Battle of Little Big Horn...

Eight-bit junkyard

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“Fester’s Quest” (Sunsoft, 1989) Have you ever had a tortured relationship with a video game? If you’ve ever played a video game, then your answer...

Video Vault: Vampire Circus

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“Vampire Circus” Hammer Film Productions, 1972 Starring: Robert Tayman, Adrienne Corri, David Prowse, and Thorley Walters Directed by: Robert Young The plot: Handsome vampire Count...

Granite roots

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When Nicole Gregg joined the New Hampshire Film Festival team as executive director in 2003, “it was pretty much only known locally.” The festival, which...

The Martian

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You might not think that spaceflight and movie-making have much in common. But, turns out, the success of either relies heavily on planning, preparation, ingenuity,...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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“Little Nemo: The Dream Master” (Capcom, 1990) Hey, Capcom! It’s 1990, and you’re coming off two of the most critically and commercially successful video games...

Fresh films

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When Telluride Film Festival founders Bill and Stella Pence moved to Portsmouth in the late 1990s, they wanted to do something special for the new...

Video vault

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“In a Lonely Place” Columbia Pictures, 1950 Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Art Smith Directed by: Nicholas Ray The plot: Dixon “Dix” Steele (Bogart) is...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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Is there, in recorded human history, an example of an adjective that so despoils a noun as thoroughly as “educational video game?” No, there is...

The End of the Tour

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There are few cinematic genres trickier to navigate than biopics. How can any film, no matter how artfully crafted, capture a person’s whole life in...

Mr. Holmes

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Longevity can be measured in many ways. The character of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes first saw print in 1887, making him 128 years...

Video vault

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1974: On the Road With The Beach Boys MFM Productions, 2011 Starring: Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love, Blondie Chaplin, and Ricky Fataar...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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“Back to the Future” (Nintendo) Thirty years ago this summer, “Back to the Future” debuted in theaters. The massive hit led to two more films,...

In the moment

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If you want to see Colony of Light, a collective of more than a dozen artists who gather once a year to create an ongoing...

Video Vault

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“The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” 20th Century-Fox, 1964 Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Ellen Farner, Marc Michel Director: Jacques Demy The plot: It is the late...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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“StarTropics” (Nintendo, 1990) When people ask me what my favorite video game is, I usually don’t hesitate: “Kid Icarus.” There you go. Easy as that....

Video Vault

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“All That Jazz” Columbia Pictures and 20th Century-Fox, 1979 Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, and Ann Reinking Directed by: Bob Fosse The plot:...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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Shadowgate (Kemco, 1989) There is nothing about “Shadowgate,” a decades-old first-person role playing game, that should work. Nothing. It was a port of a two-year...