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Review: The Rite

After the success of The Last Exorcism (a horror film masquerading as a fake documentary) comes a "true" story trying to be a horror film.
The crucifix is in
By PEG ALOI  |  January 28, 2011

Review: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Can films be mellow and bitter at the same time?
Woody or won't he? Allen's films get darker and stranger
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  October 01, 2010

Review: The City Of Your Final Destination

Watching a James Ivory film is like entering a room aglow with plush furniture and exuding tasteful music and promising comfort and a brush with sensuality.
A lazy, lush adaptation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010

Review: The Wolfman

Joe Johnston sets his remake of the 1941 Lon Chaney Jr. classic The Wolf Man in Victorian England, a fitting backdrop for a Jekyll and Hyde –esque tale of men battling beasts within.
Splashes of gore and sulky introspection
By MADDY MYERS  |  February 19, 2010

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

Blu Christmas . . . without DVD

Ah, yes: the most wonderful time of the year, tinged with muddy snow and the creeping darkness of our most recent Depression.
Kick your films into hi-def this season with those other shiny silver discs
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2009


October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009

War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007


It’s manipulative artifice for sure, but the stacked aces make it a rapt jury-rigging.
Inspired, even if preposterous
By TOM MEEK  |  April 25, 2007

Hannibal Rising

If you’ve seen any previous Hannibal Lecter movie, or read the Thomas Harris books, you can probably pencil your own sordid tale of how the cannibalistic serial killer came to be. Watch the trailer for Hannibal Rising (QuickTime)
Game, but lacking in relish
By TOM MEEK  |  February 14, 2007

Psycho Santa

Ryan Landry takes a holiday hatchet to The Silence of the Lambs in his latest outing for the Gold Dust Orphans, serving up Kris Kringle with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
Ryan Landry’s Silent Night of the Lambs
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 05, 2006


Stark realization

Zaillian gives a workout to the elements that make this book such a favorite with high-school English teachers: the neat symbolism, the themes of good and evil, guilt and innocence. But the ideas remain abstract. Watch the trailer for All the King's M
Steve Zaillian can’t put All the King’s Men together again
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 22, 2006

Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006

Dicked over

This article originally appeared in the December 22, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Stone forgoes tricks for tragedy in Nixon
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2006

Scots Wha Hae

Scottish actor Brian Cox is an ace at playing villains.
The career of Brian Cox
By RYAN STEWART  |  August 03, 2006

Made in the Ocean State

From 1898 to 2005, movies made in Rhode Island.
A Rhode Island movie timeline

Flashbacks: February 10, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 09, 2006

The World's Fastest Indian

I used to maintain that I could watch Anthony Hopkins in anything.
Rating: 3 stars
By BRET MICHEL  |  February 02, 2006