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Review: The Company Men

Call it compassion fatigue, but I can't muster a lot of sympathy for Bobby Walker when he gets laid off and has to sell his Patriots season tickets.
We're supposed to feel sorry for this guy?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 21, 2011

[VIDEO] From the Red Carpet premiere: Q&As with Ben Affleck, Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, and 6 more

Video by Sarah PatersonYou already saw what we had to say about last week's Fenway Park premiere of The Town. Now you can hear it...
By Shaula Clark  |  September 20, 2010

Photos: Red-carpet premiere of ''The Town'' at Fenway Park

In the line-up: Ben Affleck, Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Matt Damon, and more
Live from the premiere screening of "The Town"
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  September 17, 2010

Review: The Town

There’s an episode in Chuck Hogan’s Prince of Thieves that I was sure Ben Affleck was going to include in his adaptation of the novel.
Ben Affleck is a criminal genius. Bank on it.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2010
PHOTOS: Report from the red carpet at the Fenway Park premiere of "The Town"

PHOTOS: Report from the red carpet at the Fenway Park premiere of "The Town"

PHOTOS: Click here for more red-carpet photos from the premiere With the Rays and Yankees slugging it out for the AL East and the Red...
By Tom Meek  |  September 15, 2010

Review: Remember Me

Director Allen Coulter bites off more than he can chew in this rote romantic drama.
Robert Pattinson trades his fangs for James Dean's cool
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 12, 2010


Review: Where the Wild Things Are

I can’t speak for the kids, but I would rate Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s 40-page children’s picture book up there with Up and Wall•E as topping the recent renaissance in children’s movies. If pressed, I’d rank it cl
Jonze, Eggers, and Sendak aren’t kidding around
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 16, 2009

Alive and well

The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
By  |  April 17, 2009

Review: The Lost Son of Havana

Red Sox legend Luis Tiant left his native Cuba for pro baseball in 1961 and hadn't been back in 46 years.
A fascinating look inside Cuba
By TOM MEEK  |  April 17, 2009

Fat Worm of Error: Windsong On Our Own Mind

Milky Way, January 25, 2009
Milky Way, January 25, 2009
By MATT PARISH  |  January 27, 2009

Putting up W’s

How is it that the least popular and possibly worst chief executive in American history has inspired no lasting impersonations?  
Screen depictions beat around the Bush
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2008


Audiophiles unite!

This Tuesday marks the debut of the New England Phonographers Union.
The New England Phonographers Union + the BSC
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  August 19, 2008

Married Life

Maybe Sam Mendes’s upcoming adaptation of Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road will offer a more genuine look at the moral and cultural battleground of this period.
The world of half-baked ideas
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2008

The Kingdom

Revenge has taken over the screen lately.
Let the carnage begin!
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 26, 2007

The soft shock of the new

One of the great dreams of any art aficionado is the dream of stumbling on a new, unheralded talent.
‘New Art Collective’ at Montserrat College, ‘New Art ’07’ at Kingston Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  July 17, 2007

Why spy

Remember those moody espionage thrillers of the ’60s?
Chris Cooper’s grasp exceeds his Breach
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 14, 2007


Fractured fairy tales

Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006

Streep daze

Hollywood came to Boston last week.
The actress gets toasted (and roasted) and the Coolidge
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 14, 2006

Spring break

Spring rules
The best of what's to come in March, April & May
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 09, 2006