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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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| December 11, 2009
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
| September 18, 2009
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
It’s manipulative artifice for sure, but the stacked aces make it a rapt jury-rigging.
Inspired, even if preposterous
| April 25, 2007
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
| February 14, 2007
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
| December 05, 2006
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
| September 22, 2006
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
| September 13, 2006
This article originally appeared in the December 22, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Stone forgoes tricks for tragedy in Nixon
| August 10, 2006
Scots Wha Hae
Scottish actor Brian Cox is an ace at playing villains.
The career of Brian Cox
| August 03, 2006
Made in the Ocean State
From 1898 to 2005, movies made in Rhode Island.
A Rhode Island movie timeline
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| August 03, 2006
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.
| February 09, 2006
The World's Fastest Indian
I used to maintain that I could watch Anthony Hopkins in anything.
Rating: 3 stars
| February 02, 2006
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