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Review: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton's hare-brained Alice in Wonderland
Rabbit stew
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2010

Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

For teenagers, everything seems like the end of the world: popularity, school, love, family, treacherous conspiracies, the war between good and evil wizards.
Half-Blood isn't half bad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 17, 2009

Nobel Son

On its surface, this quirky thriller from Randall Miller has indie-style appeal, with Alan Rickman in a delicious role as a gluttonous, philandering, narcissistic physics professor whose Nobel Prize win is deflated by the kidnapping of his rebellious ph
A precious, hyperkinetic mess
By PEG ALOI  |  December 03, 2008

Bottle Shock

I found myself thinking, “I detect corn, laced with cheese.”
Bland vino
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 05, 2008

Both sides

Two young women are coming of age on stage as part of New Repertory Theatre’s “Their Voices Will Be Heard” series.
Rachel Corrie  and Pieces   stand off in the Middle East
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 12, 2008

Masterpieces and mysteries

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there cannot be too many Jane Austen adaptations for film and television.
‘The Complete Jane Austen’ on WGBH, and making book on the Austen detectives
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 14, 2008

The Austen adaptations

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 09, 2008

Close shave

If it weren’t for his beloved turn as Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Johnny Depp would best be known as the cinematic alter ego of Tim Burton.
Tim Burton’s latest is bloody good
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 18, 2007

Hairy Potter

Whatever else it may be, the Harry Potter Edda is surely the most popular narrative about the dawning of pubertal awareness ever created.
Hormones submit to dreary Order
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  July 10, 2007

Snow Cake

The real Oscar candidate here is Alan Rickman as a restrained and sardonic stranger with a mystery past.
Marc Evan's mawkish soap opera
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 29, 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?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007


Crossword: 'I'm not a doctor!'

But I get this cool title anyway
By MATT JONES  |  May 03, 2006