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Review: Alien

Oh, The Horror! The creature-feature enters a new realm
Be forewarned: sleep won't come easily the night you see Alien .
By STEPHEN SCHIFF  |  June 07, 2012
Immortals Short Take

Review: Immortals

Tarsem Singh's "visionary" directing
In Ancient Greece a stonemason is plucked from obscurity to battle evil while a posse of beautiful gods looks on from their fabulous Olympian penthouse, before plunging earthwards to kick mortal butt.
By SHEILA JOHNSTON  |  November 10, 2011

Review: 44 Inch Chest

Suffocated by chewy, self-congratulatory dialogue
What to do with a kidnapped cuckolder?
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 02, 2010

Review: New York, I Love You

A collection of acting and screenwriting exercises
The multi-episode portmanteau movie is usually less than the sum of its parts.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 14, 2009

October lite

The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2009

Taking care of business

Digging for gold in the roots and world-music scene
Boston is one of the healthiest markets for live roots music in the country. Here are the 10 roots shows we don't want to miss this fall.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 14, 2009

Mission Control

Jim Jarmusch's arbitrary Limits
Like many of his films, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control will test the limits of its audience's patience.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2009

Review: Outlander

It's the viewer who's in real danger
One can only imagine writer/director Howard McCain on vacation at a Norwegian fjord and gazing up into the starry night and hatching this brilliant idea: Beowulf from Outer Space.
By TOM MEEK  |  January 20, 2009

‘Hell’ yeah!

Hellboy II is even better
The richness of Guillermo del Toro's vision as a filmmaker is even more visible in Hellboy II: The Golden Army than it was in 2004’s Hellboy , the last movie he made before Pan's Labyrinth .
By GARY SUSMAN  |  November 11, 2008

Numb Skull

Indiana Jones’s mild Kingdom
You can’t say they don’t warn you.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 22, 2008

Open mic night

Music seen at Dogfish Bar + Grill, December 5, 2007
There are few terms in musical parlance that are as loaded as “open mic.”
By TODD RICHARD  |  December 12, 2007

Beyond the Gates

It's weepy on the other side of the fence
As the end credits roll on Michael Caton-Jones’s film, the latest to deal with the Rwandan genocide, it’s hard not to tear up.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 29, 2007

Spring loaded

Working out the kinks
It’s spring, and Hollywood has to get the kinks out of its system before it can focus on the business at hand: the sequels of summer.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2007

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Distilling Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
How to distill the essence of Tom (Lola rennt) Tykwer’s handsome rendition of Patrick Süskind’s morbidly satirical 1985 novel about Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an unloved serial murderer/parfumier possessed of a preternatural olfactory sense, without being as tedious as the film?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 03, 2007

Chris Smither

Leave the Light On | Signature Sounds
It’s proof that Smither’s artistry, energy, and outlook remain vital nearly 40 years into his career.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 02, 2007

Out to Lynch

The three decade nightmare on film
The three decade nightmare on film
By PAUL BABIN  |  December 07, 2006

The future of an illusion

Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006

Outdoor living

Nick Cave’s loaded Proposition
The Outback might be rough and wild, but it’s the architecture that takes a real beating in The Proposition .
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 26, 2006

Getting to ‘no’

Nick Cave on film
Nick Cave wrote the script for The Proposition in three weeks.
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 28, 2010

Nick Cave Q&A

By JAMES PARKER  |  May 23, 2006

Indie dependents

Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006

Fawkes populi?

V for vacillation
Maybe all oppression runs pretty much the same course, but Alan Moore & David Lloyd’s 1981 graphic novel V for Vendetta sure seems prescient today.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 16, 2006

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