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Review: Restless

Gus Van Sant's Restless follows a similar template to Jonathan Levin's 50/50 , with more precious results.
Death-obsessed teens in love
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2011

Review: Alpha and Omega

If Lionsgate wants to take a bite out of the animated film market dominated by Pixar and Disney, it’ll have to do better than this toothless stray.
Talking-wolf movie includes one of Dennis Hopper's final performances
By TOM MEEK  |  September 17, 2010

Game Changer?(1)

For the worse part of two decades, Hollywood has been trying to discover the formula for successfully adapting video games to the big screen.
After decades of lackluster releases, the video-game-turned-film genre may have finally found its royalty
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 04, 2010
Dennis Hopper dead at 74. Earth now a much-less-strange place.

Dennis Hopper dead at 74. Earth now a much-less-strange place.

DENNIS HOPPER, one of the weirdest stars of his generation, is dead at the age of 74. The only shock is that he lived as...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 29, 2010


It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
By GREG COOK  |  March 26, 2010

Dethklok: Even Better Than The Real Thing

Heavy metal’s primary contradiction: given a fanbase that is often concerned with detecting what is and isn't "real" metal, so much of what constitutes "real" "metal" is made up of 100-percent pure fantasy.
With Mastodon, Converge, and High on Fire, live at the House of Blues, October 28, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 30, 2009

The ubiquitous Scott Duhamel

Saturday morning breakfast as Casa Diablo over the years has changed considerably.
He’s everywhere! Plus, a new jewel in Cvanston, BeloJo notes, and more.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 23, 2009

The digerarti

Strapped into Erik Conrad’s electronic vest, I stood waiting for the personal digital assistant, attached by a wire to the outfit, to make a GPS connection.
 ‘Pixilerations’ plugs in Providence art
By GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2009

Moving pictures

The latest Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips project — 13 Most Beautiful . . . Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Plexifilm) — is true to the artist it honors, innocence is only the surface of subterfuge.
Dean & Britta take on Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 17, 2009

Sight unseen

Hollywood writers are no longer walking picket lines, but their 14-week shutdown of TV production reverberates through the 2008-’09 fall season.
The fall TV season flies without pilots
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  September 08, 2008

Smoke screens

What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008


The 16 greatest stoner movies

We’re picking the best 16 stoner films of all time — one for every easily weighable segment of an ounce.
Our favorite marijuana movies
By LANCE GOULD  |  August 11, 2008

Swing Vote

Some clever scenes lay bare the excesses of campaign TV culture, but overall the humor is as lame as anything on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour .
Politically neutral father/daughter drama
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  July 30, 2008


Charlize Theron likes to ugly herself up for roles, hiding her beauty behind dishwater hair and puffy eyes.
Dutifully soporific
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  March 19, 2008

Perversion, introversion

Slavoj Zizek, the fuzzy-bearded Slovenian philosopher, seems a fun guy.
Slavoj Zizek at Harvard, Bergman on Fårö
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 03, 2007

The varied charms of a DVD magazine

Wholphin , the DVD magazine from the creators of literary journal McSweeney’s and quarterly culture magazine the Believer , serves to provide the viewer with sights they had no idea they needed to see.
Wholphin serves up aces
By JOE BERNARDI  |  February 08, 2007


Fear and loving in Lumberton

This review originally appeared in the September 23, 1986 edition of the Boston Phoenix . Naked Lynch: Lending an ear to the director of Blue Velvet. By Owen Glieberman Blue movie: David Lynch’s Velvet revolution . By Peter Keough
Lynch's Blue Velvet
By OWEN GLIEBERMAN  |  June 14, 2006

Naked Lynch

This review originally appeared in the September 23, 1986 edition of the Boston Phoenix . Fear and loving in Lumberton: Lynch's Blue Velvet . By Owen Glieberman | Blue movie: David Lynch’s Velvet revolution. By Peter Keough
Lending an ear to the director of Blue Velvet
By OWEN GLIEBERMAN  |  June 14, 2006

Blue movie

When I first saw David Lynch’s masterpiece back in 1986, the undulating blue velvet curtain at the beginning — Is it cloth? Meat? Is it really blue? Fear and loving in Lumberton: Lynch's Blue Velvet . By Owen Glieberman Naked Lynch: Lending an ear
David Lynch’s Velvet revolution
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 14, 2006

Gorillaz in the midst

Remember the great electronica gold rush of ’97, the year Madonna’s Maverick label won a massive bidding war over long-ignored rave mystic Liam Howlett, a/k/a Prodigy, and we all grooved to the electropunk clash of “Smack My Bitch Up”?
Damon Albarn joins Beck in the pan-cultural playground
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 17, 2006

Flashbacks: April 28, 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.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 28, 2006


The needle and the damage done

Katherine Porter is known primarily as an abstract painter. But she's always made her work distinctly her own, imbuing it with symbolism and a visionary consciousness
Katherine Porter’s ‘Embroideries,’ film night at MIT, and the New Media Wall at Tufts  
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 22, 2006

Worthy Cause

Live Fast, Die Young celebrates Rebel’s 50th
By  |  October 24, 2005