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Short Take: High School

Review: High School

A pot comedy that won't reward even the most easily satisfied stoner, High School is just as inane and ignorant as the Reefer Madness -style films it aims to satirize.
Inane and ignorant
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  June 08, 2012
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Review: Predators

Eight archetypical soldiers and killers awaken, disoriented, falling through the sky, slow-opening parachutes strapped to their backs.
Can't get the Governator? Cast a real actor!
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 16, 2010
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Review: Splice

Like its synthetic creature, Dren (Delphine Chanéac), Vincenzo Natali’s unwieldy but provocative thriller recombines DNA from many different movie and literary sources.
Splitting heirs: Variety is the life of Splice
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 04, 2010
Bowdoin International Music Festival 2009

Bowdoin International Music Festival 2009


  STUDY THE CLASSICS Portland's kind of dead today, so let's go to Brunswick. The Bowdoin International Music Festival is one of the many big-deal...
By webteam  |  July 01, 2009
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Review: The Brothers Bloom

Some have criticized Rian Johnson for being too clever in his follow-up to the overpraised Brick , but I think it's his cuteness that's the problem.
Too much nudging and winking
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 22, 2009
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Cadillac Records

Cadillac Records writer/director Darnell Martin lets the music speak for itself
Music speaks volumes
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  December 11, 2008


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Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008
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Tourist attractions

Halfway through Wes Anderson’s picaresque train ride through India, everything stops.
Darjeeling is limited but rewarding
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 03, 2007

Die Another Day

How often do you get a second chance at making a first impression? In Hollywood, it’s likely never.
Director Richard Shepard hopes The Matador revives his career, too
By BRET MICHEL  |  January 05, 2006