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Review: Dark Shadows

By the time Dark Shadows gets to the opening credits, it is already Tim Burton's best film since Ed Wood , but then I've always had a soft spot for the Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satin."
Tim Burton's best film since Ed Wood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 11, 2012
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Doyle’s a bad sport; a Giant passing; the adventures of Gus & Zippy

Phillipe and Jorge know that the many friends, business partners, and acquaintances of Dan Doyle are appalled at the facts now emerging about the horrific financial scandal surrounding his Institute for International Sport.
Dan, we hardly knew ye
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 16, 2012

Tips for young artists

This region of the country is, and always has been, a magnet for artists. If I spent some time thinking about why this is the case, I could probably conjure up a few convincing theories. But that's not my purpose today.
Express your self; bus fumes; bands behind bars
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 15, 2011
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Rooting for roots

Sunday afternoon was the grand opening of the Roots Café, the new boîte in the space formerly inhabited by the Black Repertory Company at 276 Westminster Street in the heart of downtown Providence.
Plus, some parting words
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 11, 2011
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Review: Best Worst Movie (2010)

I've been strong-arming acquaintances about this deliriously entertaining documentary ever since I saw it at South by Southwest last year. The response to my fevered pitch for Best Worst Movie has been polite nodding, eyes glazed over.
Best Worst Movie is the best
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 06, 2010
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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


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Hearts and souls (and laughs too)

It's been a good year for theater around here — an ingeniously roasted dramatic chestnut here, a new and safely landed flight of fancy there. Below are 10 productions that particularly stood out.
The 10 best theater productions of 2009
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 25, 2009
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Review: Amelia

The hallowed formula for an Oscar Best Picture nomination — legendary figure, pat rise and fall scenario, overproduced visuals and music, a showboating performance from a name actor, reassuring platitudes — falls flat in what is Mira Nair’s worst picture
Plane bad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009
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Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait

"Not many people may know of my films, but I think they may have more legs than, like, a Kate Hudson movie."
Bobcat unleashes another not-so-funny comedy
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  September 04, 2009
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Living thing

Some people feel uncomfortable dealing with those, even friends, who look and act normal but are among the walking wounded with some deadly disease or another.
Amy Lynn Budd tackles a tumor in My Brain
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 01, 2009
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Freaks and frauds

Freaks you expect, but frauds and hucksters also populate the loosely defined subculture known as the underground.
The Boston Underground Film Festival celebrates both
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 18, 2008


Mixing it up

Perishable Theatre has dedicated itself to being a research theater, adopting a chemistry lab flask in its logo to emphasize the point.
Perishable’s Fledging Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 14, 2007