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Jack and Jill: Short Take

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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  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
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  September 03, 2010
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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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 30, 2010
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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
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  November 20, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z 
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

City of the slain

Gomorrah's meaner streets
Gomorrah's meaner streets
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 24, 2009


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Righteous Kill

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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 17, 2008
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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
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 23, 2008
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Talk the talk

Music critics can’t win.
A local hip-hop critic puts his money where his mouth is
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 17, 2008
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88 Minutes

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
By TOM MEEK  |  April 23, 2008
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Theater of war

Director Scott Ellis doesn’t call David Rabe’s Streamers a play about war.
The Huntington revives Streamers
By IRIS FANGER  |  October 31, 2007


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And justice for one . . .

“I’m not a miracle worker, I’m a janitor.”
Clooney cleans up as Michael Clayton
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 03, 2007
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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
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 05, 2007
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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?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007
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Smokin' Aces

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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 24, 2007
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Threesomes

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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 09, 2007


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Whack-a-mole

Kindergarten Cop to Reservoir Dogs.
A movie guide to undercover cops
By PAUL BABIN  |  October 05, 2006
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Oliver's army

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
By PAUL BABIN  |  August 09, 2006
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Remember the '80s?

Times have been tough for professional baseball this year.
Sports Blotter: All-Star Break edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 11, 2006
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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
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  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.
By  |  January 19, 2006