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Review: I'm Still Here

Only someone who’s unfamiliar with psychedelic treats and chemically induced psychosis could think I’m Still Here is anything but real.
Just watch the YouTube clip of Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman instead
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 17, 2010
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Review: The Killer Inside Me

Jim Thompson might be the darkest of noir writers, but Michael Winterbottom's version of Thompson's 1952 novel reduces its mirthful nihilism to lurid unpleasantness.
A killer with nothing inside him
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 02, 2010
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Flynn-terrogation

In his powerful new memoir, The Ticking Is the Bomb (W.W. Norton), Scituate native Nick Flynn recounts a conversation he had with a man in Turkey.
Obsessed with the wrongs of Abu Ghraib, local author Nick Flynn traveled across the globe to meet its victims
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 15, 2010
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The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll

It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008
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Are we grading on a curve?

It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 23, 2008
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The Oscars go to Hell

Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2008


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Silver linings on a dark screen

The best films of 2007 hold their own when it comes to despair, evil, and treachery.
Film: 2007 in review
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2007
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Bad will hunting

Films about Boston tend to be no better than their worst Boston accent.
Ben is back with Gone Baby Gone
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 18, 2007
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Mighty Casey

Good Will Hunting  — in which they played siblings — fixed the public perception of Casey Affleck as Ben’s younger brother.
The younger Affleck holds forth
By COLE HADDON  |  October 16, 2007
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

In Andrew Dominik’s revisionist Western, Jesse James is not a character.
One of the year's best movies
By RICHARD BECK  |  October 05, 2007
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War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007


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Flotsam and jetsam

Steven Soderbergh’s third “Ocean” film is a pastry of a movie, airy, insubstantial, and meant to fill in the gaps between heartier meals.
The tars are adrift in Ocean’s Thirteen
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 05, 2007
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Cattle call

Does anyone else find it ironic that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is treating human beings like pieces of meat?
Love humans, don’t eat them
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 11, 2007

Static circuitry

One of Circuits’ favorite local acts, BOY IN STATIC (a/k/a ALEX CHEN ), is preparing to release Violet , the follow-up to his remarkable debut, Newborn , on May 29. Boy In Static, "Where It Ends" (mp3)
Boy in Static sets a date, Rise prize, and Slaine
By DAVID DAY  |  March 08, 2007
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New to DVD: December, 20 2006

Plus the Black Dahlia and The Last Kiss .
  The Descent, Factotum, Jackass: Number Two
By NEW TO DVD  |  December 19, 2006
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The Last Kiss

There’s no want of misogyny in Tony Goldwyn’s film, which follows the romantic misfortunes of a group of buddies. Watch the trailer for The Last Kiss  (QuickTime)
A trip of romantic misfortunes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006


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Fest or famine?

Women filmmakers dominate this year’s festival, and an unflinching honesty marks their movies.
This year’s Boston Film Festival has a woman’s touch
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2006
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Righteous brother

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
By RYAN STEWART  |  August 18, 2006
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Lonesome Jim

From the title of the movie onward, Lonesome Jim (Casey Affleck) can’t catch a break.
Buscemi's third feature deserves a better ending
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 09, 2006