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Review: House of Lies

In a television landscape dominated by protagonists who are murderers, drug kingpins, serial philanderers, and other assorted life-ruiners, Showtime may have finally gone too far.
House of Lies and Shameless's heroes could be less anti-
By RYAN STEWART  |  January 06, 2012

Review: Iron Man 2

Maybe I’m just relieved that it wasn’t in 3-D, or maybe actor Justin Theroux (frequent David Lynch collaborator and co-scripter of Tropic Thunder ) is just a better writer than the law firm of scribes that pasted together the original, but Jon Favreau’s
Stark alternatives
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010

Review: Brooklyn’s Finest

Somebody must have drawn up a computer program on Crash -like multi-narrative screenplays, because it's infected the system and won't go away.
Tango and Crash
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2010

Lite at the end of the tunnel?

If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 01, 2010

Review: Hotel for Dogs

In Thor Freudenthal's heartwarming wag based on Lois Duncan's book, the strays aren't your usual mangy curs but well-groomed pedigreed show dogs.
Aw-shucks cuteness
By TOM MEEK  |  January 20, 2009


This Islamic-terrorist thriller takes us halfway around the world before landing on our shores to introduce us to the terrorists in our midst.
Never as exciting as an episode of 24
By MARK BAZER  |  August 27, 2008


The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll

It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008

Darfur Now

Theodore Braun’s probing documentary about the genocide crisis in Darfur takes a hopeful approach.
A call to action
By TOM MEEK  |  December 05, 2007

Talk to Me

Not only do the two actors play off each other with perfect synergy, they also take on the eccentricities of the era and the politics of race.
Giving Petey Greene his due
By TOM MEEK  |  July 11, 2007

Flotsam and jetsam

Steven Soderbergh’s third “Ocean” film is a pastry of a movie, airy, insubstantial, and meant to fill in the gaps between heartier meals.
The tars are adrift in Ocean’s Thirteen
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 05, 2007

Reign Over Me

It’s a commonplace that real-world ugliness is the best kind of fodder for artistic beauty.
By RICHARD BECK  |  March 21, 2007


Hollywood gives Bush the finger

Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006

Hollywood gives Bush the finger - side

Our film editor's predictions
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 25, 2006