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2009: The year in movies
As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
Men behaving badly
| December 25, 2009
Review: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Nicolas Cage is at his best in Bad Lieutenant
Knight of the Iguana: Nicolas Cage at his best
| November 27, 2009
White-knuckle thrill rites
Kathryn Bigelow's art-packed action movies
Bigelow puts the art into action
| July 10, 2009
Dirty Harry goes to church: Clint and Catholicism
In Mystic River , Clint Eastwood examined the damage to a close-knit group of Boston friends, years after one of them was sexually abused by a stranger, in a film depicting the power of sexual abuse with Catholic overtones.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| January 28, 2009
Review: Gran Torino
Gran Torino is vintage Eastwood
| December 16, 2008
The “rare beat” crowd has been clamoring for a re-release of this source of funky samples.
Mannix | Collectors’ Choice
| September 16, 2008
Darkness falls in the Dark Knight
“The night is darkest just before the dawn,” says District Attorney Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight .
Scars run deep in Christopher Nolan’s Götterdämmerung
| July 16, 2008
It's not so much about killing as it is about time. Horror scope: Robert Graysmith’s Zodiac obsession. By Peter Keough
Fincher kills it without frills in Zodiac
| February 28, 2007
When is a drink not just a drink?
Food-fused cocktails will leave you sated, not stuffed
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| February 21, 2007
Flagging the truth
His ongoing beatification notwithstanding, Clint Eastwood has never lined up behind traditional notions of the hero. Watch the trailer for Flags of Our Fathers (QuickTime)
Clint Eastwood’s anti-heroic Fathers
| February 20, 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
You are there
Think of it as Boots On the Ground meets reality TV.
The War Tapes takes the viewer to Iraq
| September 06, 2006
I have a drinking problem.
Put down the Ding Dongs; there’s a better way
| August 30, 2006
When I started off on the "summer of schlubs," I made a couple of rules.
The career of Patricia Clarkson
| July 06, 2006
Flashbacks: June 30, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Whitney Kimball and Hannah Van-Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| June 28, 2006
Gorillaz at the Apollo
There were puppets, singing and dancing middle schoolers, a gospel choir, a 14-piece string section from Juilliard, a who’s who of guests, including Neneh Cherry, De La Soul, Ike Turner, and a lollipop-sucking Shaun Ryder. But no Jamie Hewlett animations
Animated sans animation
| April 10, 2006
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