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Review: Jack and Jill
Director Dennis Dugan's second Adam Sandler vehicle of the year turns out to be even worse than Just Go with It.
Easily Sandler's worst film
| November 18, 2011
Dr. Lovemonkey: Fantasies and fakers
I am a college student in my mid-20s and have been married for two-and-a half years to my husband, who is wonderful and who I adore. Here is my weird problem: for many years I've had a hopeless crush on Al Pacino.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
| September 03, 2010
Is genius immortal?
No disrespect to the man who let there be electric light, but Ray Kurzweil is Thomas Alva Edison on steroids.
Tech god Ray Kurzweil is a modern-day Edison. Now he's battling to stay alive — forever
| April 30, 2010
Prince of darkness
Gordon Willis, the master cinematographer to whom the Harvard Film Archive pays tribute in a seven-film retrospective beginning this Friday,
Gordon Willis at the Harvard Film Archive
| November 20, 2009
Play by Play, May 8, 2009
Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
| May 08, 2009
City of the slain
Gomorrah's meaner streets
Gomorrah's meaner streets
| February 24, 2009
It’s been nearly a decade since Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were choosing roles based on quality rather than cash.
A predictable, tedious thriller
| September 17, 2008
Me and my tattoos
I know that most people get their first tattoo when they’re drunk, or infatuated, or when there’s a race war on their cellblock and they have to quickly join a gang — but not me.
One Man’s Inky Voyage Toward Meaning
| July 23, 2008
Talk the talk
Music critics can’t win.
A local hip-hop critic puts his money where his mouth is
| June 17, 2008
Al Pacino may have The Godfather and Dog Day Afternoon to rest his laurels on, but some of his later endeavors, like this ill-conceived thriller, are best forgotten.
Beat the clock or die
| April 23, 2008
Theater of war
Director Scott Ellis doesn’t call David Rabe’s Streamers a play about war.
The Huntington revives Streamers
| October 31, 2007
And justice for one . . .
“I’m not a miracle worker, I’m a janitor.”
Clooney cleans up as Michael Clayton
| October 03, 2007
Flotsam and jetsam
Steven Soderbergh’s third “Ocean” film is a pastry of a movie, airy, insubstantial, and meant to fill in the gaps between heartier meals.
The tars are adrift in Ocean’s Thirteen
| June 05, 2007
The girls of summer
It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
| May 18, 2007
Perhaps Joe Carnahan pitched his follow-up to 2002’s Narc as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World by way of Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, and bad wigs. Watch the trailer for Smokin' Aces (QuickTime)
An inept mess
| January 24, 2007
Truth is in the eye of the beholder in See What I Wanna See , Michael John LaChiusa’s musically lush riff on stories by Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
See What I Wanna See; Design for Living
| January 09, 2007
Kindergarten Cop to Reservoir Dogs.
A movie guide to undercover cops
| October 05, 2006
While he refers to himself as a “dramatist” rather than a historian, Stone has positioned himself as Hollywood’s gatekeeper to America’s post-war past. Feel-good movie of the summer: Oliver Stone: from the Hollywood crackpot of JFK to the Republican se
History gets Stoned
| August 09, 2006
Remember the '80s?
Times have been tough for professional baseball this year.
Sports Blotter: All-Star Break edition
| July 11, 2006
Gay meant guilty
On April 8, 1981, Wayne Healy, a 29-year-old gay man, was convicted of brutally murdering his former brother-in-law during a sexual encounter.
How gay-history experts could help free a man convicted of murder 25 years ago
| May 05, 2006
New to DVD on January 17, 2006
With the possible exception of the days of Soviet Social Realism, people have gone to the movies to escape the daily grind, not relive it.
Junebug , Enron , Lord of War , Two for the Money , and more.
| January 19, 2006
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