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Big Fat Whale
A bankrobber downsizes
There's nothing like an art heist to make a journalist spout hyperbole.
Annals of Crime
| April 15, 2011
Red Queens and White Knights
Four new DVD releases that capitalize on the latest Alice in Wonderland rush.
We’re not through with the Looking Glass, here, people
| March 12, 2010
Monster man and more
James Whale's career as a purveyor of marvelous film entertainments was brief.
James Whale at the HFA
| September 11, 2009
Like Steven Soderbergh in his Oceans series, Tony Gilroy seems to have decided to take a break from making serious movies like 2007's Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton .
Let's just say that Gilroy is no Ernst Lubitsch when it comes to sophisticated, saucy effervescence. Or a Hitchcock, either.
| March 18, 2009
The Front Page
The Front Page 's timeless fun at 2nd Story
Breaking news: timeless fun at 2nd Story
| January 28, 2009
The trouble with Shia? He’s no Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, or Cary Grant.
A credulity-be-damned plot
| October 02, 2008
Up River Café
It’s always a shame when a restaurant with a great location fails to equally impress with the actual food. Not to worry, however, about the Up River Café.
Sipping Prosecco on the Pawcatuck
| June 18, 2008
The awful truth
Among the signal directors of 1930s comedies — one thinks of Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, Ernst Lubitsch, and George Cukor — Leo McCarey’s name has been largely forgotten.
Leo McCarey was better in the ’30s
| June 02, 2008
Twenty years pass, RI stays the same
Phillipe + Jorge were graciously asked to recall Rhode Island’s Monthly’s first dubious achievement-style Rhode Island Red Awards, as chosen in 1988 by your superior correspondents, during the mag’s 20th anniversary gala last week.
Acclaim for dubious deeds is an Ocean State mainstay
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| May 07, 2008
All but the wank
The image of Marlon Brando demanding that Maria Schneider stick two fingers up his ass, now seems the reductio ad absurdum of improvised acting.
Is Deep Throat sexier than the 1934 Tarzan and His Mate?
| July 24, 2007
Hong Kong rhapsody
Ann Hui came to the Hong Kong film industry after working in television, where she made both episodic dramas and documentaries.
Ann Hui at the HFA
| March 14, 2007
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
Mix and match
They were a study in contrasts — in personal styles, in modes of masculinity, in American musical-comedy legacies.
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly at the Brattle
| May 18, 2006
As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
| April 25, 2006
Flashbacks: April 7, 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.
| April 05, 2006
Until a few years ago, Tom Hubbard didn't put much stock in penis enlargement.
Why penis enlargement is poised to become the next big thing
| March 27, 2006
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