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Review: The Dark Knight Rises

No other superhero has less fun than the Batman (Christian Bale) of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.
Not so serious
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 20, 2012
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Review: One Day

Following her stunning coming-of-age tale, An Education, Danish director Lone Scherfig returns to London for this adaptation of the bestselling novel about a love that spans 20 years.
A love that spans 20 years
By PEG ALOI  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Rio

Love drives this animated 3D flight of fancy from Carlos Saldanha, director of the Ice Age series and a native of the title city.
A vibrant visual feast
By TOM MEEK  |  April 15, 2011
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Ringing the bad taste bell

Charmin and Quilted Northern toilet paper have been lighting up the bad taste bell of late with their televised ads.
Poop on TV; Oscars get a Razzie; Farewell to Larry and Paul; Fab follies
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 04, 2011
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83rd Oscar post mortem


 The opening Best Picture montage bit in the 83rd Oscars Broadcast, satirically visiting each Best Picture nominee within an "Inception" framework, almost had me thinking...
By Peter Keough  |  February 28, 2011
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Interview: Edward Zwick, director of Love and Other Drugs

Ed Zwick on Glory , the go-go '90s, and Cialis-bathtub symbolism.
Beyond Glory days
By TOM MEEK  |  November 26, 2010


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Review: Love and Other Drugs

Zwick, Gyllenhaal, Hathaway give us a hard sell
Zwick, Gyllenhaal, Hathaway give us a hard sell
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 26, 2010
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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
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Lite at the end of the tunnel?

If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 01, 2010

Rafaello Follieri

Anne Hathaway's greaseball ex-boyfriend isn't just guilty for his role as a star-screwing real estate con man – even though he duped the Pope and wound up bunking alongside Bernie Madoff for misappropriating billions in so-called investments. We just hat
GUINEA PIG
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Review: Bride Wars

There are no pleasant surprises in this partly-Boston-shot Gary Winick film.
Chixploitation at its creative nadir
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  January 13, 2009


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Martyr complex

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 28, 2008
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Rachel Getting Married

By the time the Ganesha cake is cut, you’re left with the poodle as the only family member worthy of empathy.  
An exhausting march down the aisle
By ALICIA POTTER  |  October 09, 2008
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Control freaks

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
By TOM MEEK  |  June 17, 2008
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Brave new world

Regardless of what’s in her name, biographies of Ms. Hathaway are scarcer than hens’ teeth, and no wonder: we know even less about her than we do about her husband.
Germaine Greer’s Shakespeares
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 02, 2008


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Making book

This spring brings exciting story collections from established authors and hot newcomers.
Spring Arts Preview: Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  March 10, 2008
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Faithless Rendition

It’s ironic, and probably auspicious for its box office, that Rendition comes out a week after the Supreme Court refused to hear the case of Khaled el-Masri.
A soapy plot tortures the truth
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  October 16, 2007
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Becoming Jane

Anne Hathaway is game enough as Jane, though she has to spend an awful lot of time on the verge of tears.
Reinventing Austen's bio
By GARY SUSMAN  |  August 01, 2007
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Jane II

No sooner had I finished last week’s review than Shannon Hale’s Austenland turned up on my desk.
The further adventures of Austen wanna-bes
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2007
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What would Jane do?

You’ll learn how to dress, how to pay a morning call, how to behave at a dinner party.
A guide to Miss Austen's world
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 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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The Devil Wears Prada

If Lauren Weisberger’s bestseller was a Starbucks espresso — overall bland, but hot and quick — then David Frankel’s adaptation is the decaf version. Watch the trailer for The Devil Wears Prada (QuickTime)
Meryl Streep dominates
By MATTIAS FREY  |  February 20, 2007
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Eternal questions

Bard or beard — that is the question.
The Beard of Avon at the Publick; Happy Days at Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 11, 2006
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Bard or beard?

This season the Publick Theatre will be doing Shakespeare in the park with a twist.
Shakespeare steps on the Publick stage
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  June 20, 2006
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Hollywood gives Bush the finger

Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006


Hoodwinked

In stretching Little Red Riding Hood into a (short) feature-length film, writers/directors Cory and Todd Edwards have created a mystery that retains little of the original’s elemental appeal.
 
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  January 11, 2006