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Review: To Rome With Love

Woody Allen's European vacation winds down with four tales that indulge his usual preoccupations: hookers, sell-outs, fame, mortality, and hot bi chicks.
Woody Allen's slight stories
By ANN LEWINSON  |  July 06, 2012
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Review: Super

If, unlike me, you wish there had been more to the brief exchanges between Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page in Juno , then the dark new comedy from James Gunn ( Slither ) might be for you.
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By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 01, 2011
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Review: Inception

A haggard agent, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is plagued by hallucinations of his wife and children while searching for the truth about a hospital for the criminally insane. . . . I'm sorry, that's Shutter Island . Where was I?
Set the snooze alarm
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 16, 2010
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Heroine chic

One of the more satisfying moments in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) occurs when 13-year-old Hermione (Emma Watson) unloads a right hook that staggers the villainous Malfoy. “That felt good,” she says, pleased with herself. “Not good,”
Hollywood cashes in on girl power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010
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Review: Whip It

Add a dash of the sad beauty contests and kooky, dysfunctional family of Little Miss Sunshine to a helping of the bogus hipness and overexposed star of Juno and whip it good and you get an idea of why Drew Barrymore's directorial debut falls flat as
Drew Barrymore's directorial debut falls flat
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009
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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009


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The Tracey Fragments

Ellen Page is younger and less wise-ass than in her recent Oscar-nominated role, but thanks to the fragmentation, she’s at least as annoying.
A torturously stylized melodrama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2008
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Smart People

Stories about addled, self-absorbed middle-aged male professors whose lives are falling apart and — worse yet — who can’t get published don’t mean much to the rest of us.
As expected, smart supporting characters
By MARK BAZER  |  April 09, 2008
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Autumn of the patriarchs

Maybe one shouldn’t judge a country by its movies. What if the US were to be evaluated by the standards of the top 10 films at the box office?
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By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 24, 2008
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Country for gold men

All kinds of voting has been taking place lately — for presidential candidates, for union contracts, for Oscar nominees.
And Blood will out at the Oscars  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 22, 2008
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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


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The cuteness surge

Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 01, 2008
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Are we grading on a curve?

It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 23, 2008
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The Oscars go to Hell

Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2008
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Michael Cera & Ellen Page - Anyone Else But You [Video from Juno]


This past Saturday I went and saw the movie Juno. You need to see this film; it is one of the best I have seen...
By Paul Driscoll  |  January 16, 2008
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Pregnant pause

Jason Reitman’s film makes the most of a few great ideas.
Juno is in the family way
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  December 12, 2007


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Back from the dead?

First, a note to the fanboys: relax.
X-Men isn’t finished
By GARY SUSMAN  |  May 25, 2006
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Hard Candy

Pedophilia is no laughing matter, but given David Slade’s melodrama and its contrived twists of revelation and revenge, its somber tone in the face of ridiculous plot turns, you might find it hard to repress a giggle.
She wants revenge
By TOM MEEK  |  April 25, 2006