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Film Review: Double Trouble

Review: Double Trouble

David Chang's inept martial arts comedy confirms the genius of Jackie Chan.
Inept martial arts comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 08, 2012

Review: Daydream's Buster Keaton: Fade To Black

In his time — the silent film era — he was more popular than Charlie Chaplin. Buster Keaton: Fade to Black does a fascinating job making clear to us why that was so, as Daydream Theatre Company presents it at Bell Street Chapel through April 16.
Laugh to keep from crying
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2011
shakespeare list

Gilded stage

In the Theater at Monmouth's Twelfth Night , the Bard's gender-bending foibles play out in a proscenium within a proscenium — or, more strictly speaking, a sound stage within a proscenium:
Monmouth shifts time with Twelfth Night
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 31, 2009

Play by Play: June 26, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 26, 2009

Play by Play: June 19, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 19, 2009

Play by Play: June 12, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 12, 2009

Steven Wright | I Have a Pony

"I used to be a parking attendant in Boston at Logan Airport. I parked jets. They let me go, though, 'cause I kept locking the keys in them."
Warner Bros. (2009)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 12, 2009

Play by Play: June 5, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 05, 2009

Killing me softly

A sailor is mopping the deck of a large vessel when a fellow shipmate approaches. Suddenly, the shipmate climbs onto a wooden chair, reaches for the refrigerator, and swings the freezer door smack in the face of the hard-working deckhand, who collapses
'This Is Killing Me,' Guy Ben-Ner, and George Cochrane at Mass MoCA
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  May 08, 2009

Lost in translation

Spring can't come soon enough, since it'll be bringing with it some engaging museum shows in and around Boston.
Digital language and Mexican modernism mark the season
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  March 12, 2009

Review: The Secret of the Grain

The secret of The Grain is patience
Food for thought
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2009


Quantum mechanic

Little Solace for Bond fans
Little Solace for Bond fans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 11, 2008

Cherchez les femmes

Women have always dominated French cinema — just not from behind the camera.
Women dominate the 13th Annual Boston French Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 01, 2008

The belle boy

Precious, rather than priceless, is the word that comes to mind when describing Audrey Tautou.
Audrey Tautou goes slumming in Hors de prix
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2008

Dave Douglas and Keystone

Moonshine  borrows its title (and, ostensibly, its mood) from a Fatty Arbuckle film, one co-starring Buster Keaton.
Moonshine |
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  April 01, 2008

Free culture: what it is, why it matters

“Copyright law has successfully stopped artists in the past from releasing sample-based works, but I don't think anything could stop me from making it," says Gregg Gillis, a/k/a Girl Talk.
Copyright reform in the digital age
By JOE BERNARDI  |  November 19, 2007


Live Free or Die Hard

The Die Hard series was about as animated as Rocky’s face until director Len Wiseman restored it to its kinetic essence.
The franchise proves aptly named
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 27, 2007


Is there a more perfect subject for cultural criticism than Michael Jackson?
Deep-thinking Michael Jackson
By JON GARELICK  |  January 24, 2006