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Review: In the Land of Blood and Honey
Jolie has loosely reworked the story of Romeo and Juliet in an infamous setting familiar from CNN but here seen from the inside.
Angelina Jolie's feature directorial debut
| January 06, 2012
Not that it should surprise anyone after Pia Zadora won their Best Actress Award in 1981 for her performance in “Butterfly” and Sharon Stone won...
| December 20, 2010
Review: The Tourist
This might be as silly as Salt , the previous film in which Angelina Jolie was cast as a smirking beauty with a mysterious identity, but it's not as entertaining.
Depp and Jolie are no Grant and Hepburn
| December 17, 2010
Interview: Chloe Moretz
"You are watching a star being born," says Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn about Chloe Moretz in the voiceover commentary to the DVD and Blu-ray release of the movie, which came out at the beginning of this month.
Hit-Girl to It Girl
| August 27, 2010
"Who is Salt?" ask the promos for this movie. Doesn't really matter — all you need to know is that she's the latest Angelina Jolie heroine.
Angelina Jolie escapes unshaken
| July 23, 2010
For the worse part of two decades, Hollywood has been trying to discover the formula for successfully adapting video games to the big screen.
After decades of lackluster releases, the video-game-turned-film genre may have finally found its royalty
| June 04, 2010
One of the more satisfying moments in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) occurs when 13-year-old Hermione (Emma Watson) unloads a right hook that staggers the villainous Malfoy. “That felt good,” she says, pleased with herself. “Not good,”
Hollywood cashes in on girl power
| April 09, 2010
Quick — name a world-class film-festival administrator willing to reveal that at age 12 he was titillated by the sight of clodhopper-shod Minnie Mouse stomping on Mickey's tail in a French comic book.
Tarantino, Antichrist , and well-lit genitalia show why the French film festival is like no other
| May 29, 2009
Review: Wanted: Weapons of Fate
It's hard to say which has a worse reputation: movies based on video games or video games based on movies.
Over in a muzzle flash
| April 10, 2009
"Yogurt is the official food of women." Or so enthuses TV writer Sarah Haskins in her sarcastic three-minute video "Target Women: Yogurt Edition."
A girl's best friend is her yogurt
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| March 25, 2009
Keough sweeps Oscars
Is our Phoenix film editor good, or what? This past week, Peter Keough predicted six major Oscar categories and earlier went out on a limb and called the two short-subject winners.
Way better than average
| February 25, 2009
This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
Oscar suffers for our sins
| January 13, 2009
Worth another look
In 2008, real estate and jobs dominated local art news.
Intriguing views of a warped world
| December 23, 2008
I’ve Loved You So Long
So which portrayal of a victimized woman will win an Oscar this year?
A crass and pretentious soap opera
| October 28, 2008
How many ways can Angelina Jolie cry?
Angelina Jolie goes on a tear in Changeling
| October 21, 2008
Duchovny, now 48 and with a nearly complete doctorate from Yale in English lit, says he is back in rehab for sex addiction.
Everybody wants some, but women don’t call it an illness
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| October 09, 2008
AS220’s exhibit “New Obstructions” is one of those right-on ideas that seem to come so naturally to the institution.
“New Obstructions” at AS220; “Trash” at 5 Traverse
| October 09, 2008
Speculating on celebrity baby “bumps” is Hollywood blood sport.
While celebrity sages salivate over Hollywood babies, Beltway pundits are spinning the latest wave of ovarian escapades. Have girls really gone wild?
| September 10, 2008
Rewritten, directed, and produced by Diane English in a flat style that betrays both her TV roots and her status as a first-time director.
A Botoxed ode to Saks Fifth Avenue
| September 09, 2008
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
| September 08, 2008
Ready or not (mostly not)
Oh, Beijing. You’re like the ex-boyfriend that I wanted so badly to love, but just couldn’t bring myself to face in the morning, once the booze wore off.
Beijing says it's ready for the Olympics. Uh, really, Beijing?
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| August 06, 2008
Leveraging the graphic novel by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, the film manages one juicy nugget of inspiration with its bland protagonist.
A knockoff lacking zing
| June 25, 2008
Ghost of future past
When film actor Keir Dullea turned up in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo as the father of Angelina Jolie’s character in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd , I was not only surprised to see him again onscreen, but amazed that he wasn’t dead.
Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow
| June 18, 2008
Back in the ’60s, those crafty cranks Mel Brooks and Buck Henry spun the red-scare spook biz into a sit-com full of wit and absurdity featuring rival agencies KAOS and Control.
Get Smart dumbs down
| June 17, 2008
Even as critics and moviegoers alike have scorned the surge of movies related to the War on Terror and Iraq, Nina Davenport has quietly been making illuminating, fair-minded, and entertaining films on these topics.
Occupational hazards in Operation Filmmaker
| June 17, 2008
Kung Fu Panda
The thin script is light on length and surprise, heavy on tike-pleasing jokes and action.
A colorful wuxia comedy
| June 04, 2008
The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll
It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
| February 13, 2008
Are we grading on a curve?
It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
| January 23, 2008
The Oscars go to Hell
Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
| January 18, 2008
As Beowulf (mostly in voice), the reliable and paunchy Ray Winstone develops a digitally chiseled physique.
| November 20, 2007
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