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Review: Seven Psychopaths
As in his debut In Bruges , Martin McDonagh here plays self-reflexive games while undermining the gangster genre.
| October 12, 2012
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company takes on Coriolanus
The man of the hour is running for high office, and he has the support of the party faithful and the moneyed interests, but before he can claim victory, he must ingratiate himself with the unwashed masses, even as rival interests conspire to blacken his
The body politic
| August 10, 2012
Review: The Amazing Spider-Man
There's only one story, says the teacher near the end of this take-two of the Spider-Man franchise: who am I?
Only one story
| July 06, 2012
Review: The Intouchables
French comedies rarely travel well, but The Intouchables , the first film from the writer-director team of Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache to be commercially released here, has earned its status as an international blockbuster.
| June 01, 2012
Review: Men In Black 3
Griffin (Michael Stuhlbarg), a fifth dimensional alien, can see the infinite possibilities each moment possesses and the infinite contingencies that caused it to happen.
| May 25, 2012
Hasbro's Transformers have made a mint; why not make a movie out of Battleship ?
| May 18, 2012
Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Filled with Indian (and British) clichés, it is nonetheless a pleasant diversion that doesn't involve special effects or 3D glasses.
A pleasant diversion
| May 04, 2012
Photos: Tea Party Rally and Counter-Protest at Boston Common
As the Mass Tea Party Coalition rallied at Boston Common on Sunday, April 15th, a group of approximately 60 activists held a counter-protest. The counter-protest called attention to the Tea Party's anti-gay sentiments, specifically protesting the afterno
Sunday, April 15th 2012
| April 20, 2012
Review: John Carter(1)
Like its four-armed Tharks and its ten-legged Calot, this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs's series of sci-fi novels has too many moving parts for its own good.
Too many moving parts
| March 09, 2012
Review: Silent House(1)
Shot in a single, continuous take, Chris Kentis and Laura Lau's Silent House crackles with a gnawing anxiety like that which defined their debut, Open Water .
| March 09, 2012
Review: Big Miracle
Taking a tip from the oil industry, Hollywood has started exploiting Alaska. Following in the tracks of The Grey is Ken Kwapis's take on a true story from 1988 about an effort to save gray whales trapped in the Arctic ice. Surprisingly, the film offer
Ken Kwapis's take on a true story from 1988
| February 03, 2012
Review: The Viral Factor
Made for a modest budget of $17 million — and feeling like it (who needs convincing explosions in an action movie?), Dante Lam's latest still gets the job done from a run-and-gun standpoint.
Run and gun
| January 20, 2012
Who could have predicted that it would take the surviving leading lights of the New German Cinema to put 3D to good use?
Putting 3D to good use
| January 20, 2012
Forget the plowed debris field left at Dewey Square. That space is no longer synonymous with Occupy Boston — the movement is pushing forward.
After the decimation of Dewey, the movement finds new allies
| December 16, 2011
Review: J. Edgar
Filmmaker Clint Eastwood, famously Republican, portrays right-wing hero J. Edgar Hoover, the late FBI head, as a self-aggrandizing, conniving bully and mama's boy who broke the law whenever he wanted to bring anyone down.
DiCaprio as right-wing hero J. Edgar Hoover
| November 11, 2011
Massachusetts’s most haunted: True (?) tales of ghost captains, spectral widows, hotel poltergeists, and more
Let's face it, Massachusetts is haunted. Nathaniel Hawthorne knew it; H.P. Lovecraft knew it; you know it, too. We're sitting on a shitload of history...
| October 21, 2011
Photos: Occupy Boston's student march from the Boston Common
On October 10, 2011, students march from the Boston Common to the Charlestown Bridge in solidary with Occupy Boston, a protest in assocation with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
October 10, 2011 | From the Boston Common to the Charlestown Bridge
| October 14, 2011
Review: The Ides of March
Though more contemporary than Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), George Clooney's new directorial effort seems less topical.
George Clooney's new directorial effort
| October 07, 2011
Photos: Occupy Boston plans financial district take-over
Hundreds of fiscally wary citizens gathered on Boston Common Tuesday, September 27, to organize a lasting protest occupation of Boston’s financial district.
Big money meets big opposition in Boston
| September 30, 2011
Photos: Freedom Rally 2011 at Boston Common
Mass Cann/NORML's annual Freedom Rally comes to the Boston Common on September 17, 2011.
Mass Cann/NORML's annual Freedom Rally | September 17, 2011
| September 23, 2011
Photos: Tree play the 22nd Annual Freedom Rally
Tree play the Freedom Rally main stage on September 17, 2011.
Boston Common | September 17, 2011
| September 23, 2011
Cops arrest zero people at Boston’s annual pot rally
Marking an incremental, mostly symbolic, but still notable victory for New Englanders who love to smoke weed, the BPD reports that they did not arrest...
| September 21, 2011
It would have been impossible — or at least boneheaded — to print this sort of treasure map a few years ago.
Make the most of your freedom
| September 16, 2011
When a central character spends enough time looking through the distorting lens of a camera, eventually something very nasty is going to show up.
A dizzying, bumpy ride
| August 12, 2011
All's Well on Boston Common
I think of Measure for Measure , with its fanatically chaste heroine, and All's Well That Ends Well , with its lovely lass in pursuit of a lout, as Shakespeare's "Smart Women, Foolish Choices" plays.
| August 05, 2011
The Week in Geek, July 25-31: Harry Potter Is Never Going Away
Remember that Harry Potter thing everyone was so crazy over? There were a bunch of books, or something? Then some movies? Well, you had better...
| July 25, 2011
Photos: World Naked Bike Ride at Boston Common
Boston-based bicyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride at Boston Common on July 9, 2011.
Biking in the buff
| July 15, 2011
Review: A Beautiful Life
Talk about a literal movie title.
MICHAEL C. WALSH
| May 20, 2011
Photos: MassCann's 2010 Freedom Rally
MassCann, our state's chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, hosts the 2010 Freedom Rally at Boston Common on September 18, 2010.
MassCann's 2010 Freedom Rally at Boston Common on September 18, 2010
SCOTT M. LACEY
| September 24, 2010
To Catch a Weed Faerie
These are not Weed Faeries. (See more Freedom Rally photos here.) Is it true that every time you hear a bowl spark, a weed faerie...
| September 22, 2010
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