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Oh, The Horror! The creature-feature enters a new realm
Be forewarned: sleep won't come easily the night you see Alien .
| June 07, 2012
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.
| November 10, 2011
Review: 44 Inch Chest
Suffocated by chewy, self-congratulatory dialogue
What to do with a kidnapped cuckolder?
| 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.
| October 14, 2009
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?
| 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.
| September 14, 2009
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.
| May 07, 2009
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.
| January 20, 2009
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 .
| November 11, 2008
Indiana Jones’s mild Kingdom
You can’t say they don’t warn you.
| 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.”
| 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.
| March 29, 2007
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.
| 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?
| January 03, 2007
Leave the Light On | Signature Sounds
It’s proof that Smither’s artistry, energy, and outlook remain vital nearly 40 years into his career.
| January 02, 2007
Out to Lynch
The three decade nightmare on film
The three decade nightmare on film
| 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.
| November 15, 2006
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 .
| May 26, 2006
Getting to ‘no’
Nick Cave on film
Nick Cave wrote the script for The Proposition in three weeks.
| January 28, 2010
Nick Cave Q&A
| May 23, 2006
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.
| April 19, 2006
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.
| March 16, 2006
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