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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 25, 2009
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 27, 2009
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White-knuckle thrill rites

Kathryn Bigelow's art-packed action movies
Bigelow puts the art into action
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 10, 2009
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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.
Reel Life
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  January 28, 2009
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Review: Gran Torino

Gran Torino is vintage Eastwood
Cuddly Clint?
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 16, 2008
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Lalo Schifrin

The “rare beat” crowd has been clamoring for a re-release of this source of funky samples.
Mannix | Collectors’ Choice
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 16, 2008


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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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 16, 2008

Doing time

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 28, 2007
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Dinner redefined

When is a drink not just a drink?
Food-fused cocktails will leave you sated, not stuffed
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 21, 2007
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006


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You are there

Think of it as Boots On the Ground meets reality TV.
The War Tapes takes the viewer to Iraq
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 06, 2006
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Drunk munchies

I have a drinking problem.
Put down the Ding Dongs; there’s a better way
By RUTH TOBIAS  |  August 30, 2006
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Patty Larceny

When I started off on the "summer of schlubs," I made a couple of rules.
The career of Patricia Clarkson
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 06, 2006
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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.
By EDITORIAL  |  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
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By WILL SPITZ  |  April 10, 2006