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Cinema paradisos

Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010
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Living the dream

Movie stars aren’t the usual Symphony Hall crowd, but last week, two dark-suited ushers swung open the doors of the Hatch Room and out poured Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, and Cherry Jones.
De Niro Pops Off Dept.
By LLOYD SCWARTZ  |  May 28, 2010
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Dream on

Some lovers of religious music consider Heinrich Schütz even greater than Bach, who was born 13 years after Schütz’s death.
Heinrich Schütz’s swan song; the Pops’ 125th-anniversary commission
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  May 28, 2010
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Photos: Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, and more with the Boston Pops

The Pops pays tribute to John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy by combining quotes from their speeches with original text and video, accompanied by a dramatic orchestral and choral score.
The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers , Symphony Hall, until June 20
By BOSTON POPS  |  May 21, 2010
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Concertizing

When I reach John Hollenbeck by phone, he's on a sojourn typical of the modern itinerant composer — a week-long teaching residency.
John Hollenbeck plays New Year's Eve! Plus, the Rempis/Rosaly duo
By JON GARELICK  |  December 18, 2009
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Appaloosa (2008)

From its shaky start, you’d think Appaloosa a first-time effort, but director/star Ed Harris already has Pollock to his credit.  
A revisionist Western in the vein of Unforgiven
By TOM MEEK  |  October 02, 2008


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Appaloosa

A revisionist Western in the vein of Unforgiven , it plumbs the gray areas in black-and-white frontier justice.
Unexpected and rewarding despite conventional scenarios
By TOM MEEK  |  September 09, 2008
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Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008
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National Treasure: Book of Secrets

In this follow-up to the 2004’s National Treasure , renowned relic hunter Benjamin Gage finds his family line linked to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Taut, but the pieces don't fit
By TOM MEEK  |  December 26, 2007
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Bad will hunting

Films about Boston tend to be no better than their worst Boston accent.
Ben is back with Gone Baby Gone
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 18, 2007
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War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007


Static circuitry

One of Circuits’ favorite local acts, BOY IN STATIC (a/k/a ALEX CHEN ), is preparing to release Violet , the follow-up to his remarkable debut, Newborn , on May 29. Boy In Static, "Where It Ends" (mp3)
Boy in Static sets a date, Rise prize, and Slaine
By DAVID DAY  |  March 08, 2007
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Ed Harris does Beethoven

Ed Harris didn’t exactly have to be talked into the title role in director Agnieszka Holland’s Copying Beethoven .
An actor prepares
By JON GARELICK  |  November 08, 2006
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Copying Beethoven

Ed Harris as Beethoven in this new film from Agnieszka Holland doesn’t so much chew the scenery as he does chomp down, masticate, and spit it out when he’s done. Watch the trailer for Copying Beethoven  (QuickTime )
In love with the music, not the man
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  November 08, 2006
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The ball buster

You could make a convincing argument, particularly if you’re under 30, that John C. McGinley is better known for his role in Office Space than his role in Platoon.
Celebrating the career of John C. McGinley
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 29, 2006
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Dots and dashes

Just about any list of the greatest character actors working today would include David Morse. And with good cause.
The career of David Morse
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 22, 2006


Flashbacks: May 19, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 17, 2006
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EXTRAS! EXTRAS!

As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2006
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Winter Passing

Reese Holden (Zooey Deschanel) is one fucked-up chick.
A provocative trip into the soul
By TOM MEEK  |  March 08, 2006