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Oscar nominee predictions 2011: Social anxiety
Last year's Oscar program had a celebratory feeling about it that's not always associated with the most watched ceremony in the world.
Oscar looks back, turns inward
| January 21, 2011
Interview: Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg on bringing Micky Ward to the big screen
The good fight: the actor on bringing Micky Ward to the big screen
| December 10, 2010
Review: The Fighter
David O. Russell might not be the first name that comes to mind when picking a director for a rousing, true-life, Rocky -style boxing movie.
Family feud: the toughest bouts are outside the ring
| December 10, 2010
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, et al: press conference for "The Fighter"
Combine David O. Russell, the talented maverick director known for getting in a fistfight with George Clooney on the set of Three Kings (1999) and...
| December 08, 2010
When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
| October 23, 2009
"You just shit yourself — every muscle, every joint aches. Your entire body cries for heroin. Just one bag of heroin, you know that's all you need, and you'll feel better."
A former junkie looks back at tough days in Lowell
| June 12, 2009
Casting Alert: Marky Wahlberg calling all meatheads (and their girlfriends)
IRISH MICKEY WARD V. ARTURO GATTI (2002) "Hi, it's Mark Wahlberg. We're making the Irish Rock...
| May 19, 2009
Sports blotter: Steamrolled again
Brian Bosworth gets a DUI; Marshawn Lynch pleads guilty to a gun charge
Brian Bosworth gets leveled by John Law, and Marshawn Lynch hops on the Chris Henry express
| March 11, 2009
It plays like a glossary of alternative stereotypes.
In search of an indie hit
| August 05, 2008
Interview: Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin has distinguished himself mostly by appearing in the worst movies of great directors.
On the brink of fame in No Country for Old Men
| November 06, 2007
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
The future of an illusion
When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
| November 15, 2006
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