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Cannes Film Festival
Central Intelligence Agency
A pretentious and maudlin indulgence
Alejandro González Iñárritu's arty tearjerker is kind of like 127 Hours — you know how the film is going to end, and you wish it would just get it over with.
| February 24, 2011
| January 01, 0001
Review: Eat Pray Love
Blah, Blah, Blah
This film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir is a superficial globetrot in which pretty people talk about Hard Truths in pretty locations.
| August 28, 2010
The Cannes 2010 jury picks some winners, but some head-scratchers, too
Apichatpong Weerasethakul must have done something right in one or more of his previous incarnations.
| May 28, 2010
No Spain, no gain
Woody takes a siesta in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Many are hailing Woody Allen’s new film, claiming it to be a “return to form.” I agree: he’s returned to the earliest form of his career, the monologue.
| August 14, 2008
Country for gold men
And Blood will out at the Oscars
All kinds of voting has been taking place lately — for presidential candidates, for union contracts, for Oscar nominees.
| February 22, 2008
The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
| February 13, 2008
Are we grading on a curve?
Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
| January 23, 2008
The Oscars go to Hell
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
| January 18, 2008
Love in the Time of Cholera
Film in the Time of Oprah
Granted, this is hardly the first Hollywood film to feature Latinos practicing ESL in their own land, but with lines like “Her smell is in my noh-streels,” it’s among the dumbest.
| November 14, 2007
Interview: Josh Brolin
On the brink of fame in No Country for Old Men
Josh Brolin has distinguished himself mostly by appearing in the worst movies of great directors.
| November 06, 2007
The Coens step back in No Country for Old Men
At heart, the Coen Brothers’ movies are about death — arbitrary, relentless, insidiously clever, with a gallows sense of humor.
| November 06, 2007
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
| September 12, 2007
It’s the looming specter of a once-great filmmaking talent rising after an eight-year silence.
| July 18, 2007
The IberoAmerican Film Festival
Through August 26 at the Boston Public Library
Boston’s IberoAmerican Film Festival, organized by the Boston Public Library in partnership with the regional consulates of each of the 13 countries, continues tonight and runs through August 26 at the BPL.
| August 10, 2006
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