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The 18th Annual Rhode island International Film Festival
The 2014 edition will premiere more than 240 films (features, shorts and documentaries) from 62 countries and 34 US states.
| July 30, 2014
The Season: Season's screenings
Holiday diversions for your living room or laptop
We all know the holidays can be hectic, stressful, and overwhelming. But they’re also a perfect time to take a step back, relax, and laze around with the people you love (or tolerate).
| December 11, 2013
The Season: Dynamic discs
Gifts for tele- and cinephiles
Christmas shopping was a lot easier five years ago. Not only did most of us own DVD players back then; we actually used them.
| December 11, 2013
Global cinema, local flavor
Get ready for the Rhode Island International Film Festival
The 17th annual incarnation of the Rhode Island International Film Festival begins its weeklong run on August 6. The festival, which boasts more than 200 films from 65 countries, is a celebration of the cinematic arts with a campus feel and a focus on all things Rhode Island.
| August 08, 2013
The Oscars: Argo's golden fleece
The situation may reshuffle by the Oscar broadcast on February 24, but I doubt it. After being snubbed in the Best Director category, Argo has won every award since.
| February 22, 2013
In 2013, Hollywood parties like it’s 1979
A trip to the movies next year might make you think you've entered a time warp.
| December 27, 2012
Cutting edge: The 10 best movies of 2012
Torture, vengeance, guilt, despair, mental decline, a rough night out — so why do I feel so exhilarated about the 10 best movies of 2012?
| December 19, 2012
Boxes for the Box: DVD sets for the holidays
GIFT GUIDE 2012
Call us homebodies, call us lazy, but the plain fact is that most nights we're more than happy to stay at home on the couch in ratty sweats, cozied up to a box of wine.
| December 05, 2012
John Hawkes on body language
Ask any great actor — Robert De Niro, Christian Bale, Daniel Day-Lewis — if all that physical preparation is necessary for a great performance, and they'll say that sometimes you just have to put your body on the line.
| October 24, 2012
Puppy love: Tim Burton's first Frankenweenie
All that is unique and wonderful about the films of Tim Burton can be traced back to "Frankenweenie," a half-hour-long black-and-white live-action short he made while an animator for Disney.
| October 04, 2012
The Master — P.T. Anderson's controversial tour de force
Although Paul Thomas Anderson insists that all similarities are coincidental, his astounding new film The Master has riled up Scientologists.
| September 20, 2012
The 16th Annual RI International Film Festival
The 16th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) will screen its top choices, presenting more than 200 films.
| July 31, 2012
New Penzance = Rhode Island
A tour of the whimsical world of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom is the most profitable film in recent memory at Newport's indie emporium, the Jane Pickens Theater. And little wonder.
| July 26, 2012
Secret identities get a workout in this summer’s movies
This summer, it's not enough for heroes to have superpowers; they have to suffer existentially as well.
| June 05, 2012
New England’s film festivals make great getaways
We can't complain much here in the Portland area about the films we get to see.
| June 12, 2012
Films al fresco
Movie theaters make a great daytime escape from summer scorchers, but there's no need to waste a temperate summer night trapped in a crowded megaplex.
| June 06, 2012
Will Harvey have his way with the Oscars again?
Like Mitt Romney, the inevitable but unlovable Republican presidential nominee, The Artist looks like a sure bet for most of the top Oscars, which will be presented on February 26.
| February 27, 2012
The Oscars look back in languor in 2011
This year, perhaps in hopes of diverting audiences with a different format, the Motion Picture Academy has again changed the number of Best Picture nominees.
| January 18, 2012
Hollywood offers botched operations and altered lives in 2012
Change of plans
Those who got a thrill last spring when the SEALS took out Osama bin Laden will have more of the same covert ass-kicking to look forward to in theaters as we enter 2012.
| December 28, 2011
The best films of 2011 are not the ballyhooed
The films this year were kind of like the current field of Republican presidential candidates: some are entertaining, but there's no clear frontrunner, and there's more attention on the flashiest and least substantial than on the more thoughtful and genuine.
| December 21, 2011
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