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Hollywood, RI-style

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.
By: TOM MEEK  |  July 30, 2014

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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).
By: JESSE PAPINEAU  |  December 11, 2013

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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.
By: CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 11, 2013

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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.
By: TOM MEEK  |  August 08, 2013

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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.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  February 22, 2013

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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.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 27, 2012



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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?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 19, 2012

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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.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  December 05, 2012

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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.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 24, 2012

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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.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 04, 2012

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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.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 20, 2012



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The 16th Annual RI International Film Festival

Movie mania!
The 16th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) will screen its top choices, presenting more than 200 films.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 31, 2012

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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.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 26, 2012

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Secret identities get a workout in this summer’s movies

Hidden agendas
This summer, it's not enough for heroes to have superpowers; they have to suffer existentially as well.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  June 05, 2012

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New England’s film festivals make great getaways

Escapist movies
We can't complain much here in the Portland area about the films we get to see.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  June 12, 2012

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Films al fresco

Drive-ins
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.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  June 06, 2012



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Will Harvey have his way with the Oscars again?

Beyond Help
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.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  February 27, 2012

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The Oscars look back in languor in 2011

Golden oldies
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.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2012

2012 Preview: Film

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.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2011

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The best films of 2011 are not the ballyhooed

Also-rans
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.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 21, 2011
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