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Review: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
In Roman Coppola's sophomoric second feature (his 2001 debut CQ was promising), Charlie Sheen shows restraint as the titular asshole, a dissolute ad designer and solipsistic whiner who's mooning over the loss of his latest love.
| March 15, 2013
Review: Hyde Park On Hudson
Lurking beneath Hyde Park on Hudson , the latest film to repurpose historical icons for Oscar-bait melodrama, is a screwball comedy trying desperately to break though.
| December 14, 2012
New Penzance = Rhode Island
Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom is the most profitable film in recent memory at Newport's indie emporium, the Jane Pickens Theater. And little wonder.
A tour of the whimsical world of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom
| July 27, 2012
Review: Moonrise Kingdom(1)
Wes Anderson should always make movies featuring characters who are pubescent or younger — like Rushmore , which until this film was his best.
Wes Anderson paints his masterpiece
| June 01, 2012
Bill Murray's bag job
When Bill Murray walked onstage to deliver the opening remarks at a Suffolk University award ceremony last Tuesday, he carried with him an unmarked paper shopping bag.
Live from Suffolk
| April 06, 2012
35 spring arts events to attend in March, April, and May
Super fun shit.
Super fun shit
ALEXANDRA CAVALLO AND MICHAEL C. WALSH
| March 02, 2012
Blog: Bill Murray Crashes A Karaoke Party
Fletcher shares an article in which the star of Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters shows up to a NY Karaoke Bar to have a few...
| January 06, 2011
Review: Get Low
Somewhere it must be written that once a veteran actor starts pushing 80, he has to play the role of a curmudgeonly hermit — preferably armed.
Duvall goes full hermit
| August 06, 2010
A world of cinema
The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
| July 02, 2010
Podcast: Six Degrees of Bill Murray 2-2-10
Keith Dakin's head is filled with useless pop culture knowledge... and cheese. This morning we played "Six Degrees of Bill Murray" for tickets to Muse....
| February 02, 2010
Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Welcome to the Dahl-house
Welcome to the Dahl-house
| November 27, 2009
Does it mean anything that Jesse Eisenberg's follow-up to Adventureland is Zombieland and that it also includes a theme park?
Young actors need to make a living too.
| October 02, 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
Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait
"Not many people may know of my films, but I think they may have more legs than, like, a Kate Hudson movie."
Bobcat unleashes another not-so-funny comedy
| September 04, 2009
Review: Ghostbusters: The Video Game
Call it fanboyism, call it a Pavlovian response, call it what you want — Ghostbusters: The Video Game made me smile.
It has the tools, it has the talent
| July 10, 2009
Like many of his films, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control will test the limits of its audience's patience.
Jim Jarmusch's arbitrary Limits
| May 08, 2009
City of Ember
Kids who see the truth when adults cannot is a central idea in children’s stories, but today’s kids would hardly recognize the grown-ups in Ember’s totalitarian society.
Outdated, passable entertainment
| October 15, 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
Rebirth of a prince
I recently took the Greyhound to Montreal for a RZA concert.
Digging RZA in 36 steps
| August 19, 2008
What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
| August 13, 2008
Halfway through Wes Anderson’s picaresque train ride through India, everything stops.
Darjeeling is limited but rewarding
| October 03, 2007
Movie miniaturist Wes Anderson ( The Royal Tenenbaums , Rushmore ) expands his horizons in The Darjeeling Limited.
Wes Anderson talks about India, Owen, and the short
| October 03, 2007
Keepin' it realtor
There’s an old Saturday Night Live sketch — not, truth be told, one of the show’s funniest moments — called “Rock & Roll Real-estate Agent.”
Rock and rolling all night is tough with an unforgiving day job. That’s why the shredding set love real estate.
| August 01, 2007
This article originally appeared in the March 16, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| April 09, 2007
The Cambridge Castle of Comedy
“I have a summer castle out on the Cape,” says Harvard senior Kyle Berkman. “But for most of us, this is our only castle.”
Inside The Harvard Lampoon , where getting in could be your ticket to Hollywood — or not
| November 02, 2006
We like to imagine that somewhere there exists an Elks-Club-like organization of the slightly-less-famous brothers of celebrities.
The career of Brian Doyle-Murray
| August 18, 2006
Scots Wha Hae
Scottish actor Brian Cox is an ace at playing villains.
The career of Brian Cox
| August 03, 2006
This smarmy actor is most famous for his role in Happy Gilmore , but he shines (in an unctuous way) elsewhere, too.
The career of Shooter McGavin, err, Christopher McDonald
| July 13, 2006
Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties
In Tim Hill’s wretched sequel, Garfield and Odie sneak along when their Ryan Seacrest–like owner, Jon, travels to England to pop the question to his equally chipper girlfriend. Watch the trailer for Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties (QuickTime)
Why is Garfield computer-generated while Odie is a real dog?
| June 14, 2006
That Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has become a worldwide phenomenon attests to the worldwide yearning for a better truth than the one we have.
Ron Howard illustrates The Da Vinci Code
| May 19, 2006
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