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Spongebob Grabass: We squeeze actor Tom Kenny for info on masked-wrestling melee Lucha Vavoom

Wander into Royale this Monday, and you'll be treated to pituitary cases in chicken masks and pubic wigs pummeling each other and busty "buxoticas" putting on their best Cirque du Soleil moves.
Mucha Lucha
By SHAULA CLARK  |  November 05, 2010
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Oscar predictions 2010

After years of shrinking audiences and low-grossing Best Picture nominees, the Academy this year is hedging its bets.
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010
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Review: Nine

It doesn't get much farther from human experience than this: an adaptation of a Broadway production adapting a film ( 8-1/2 ) about a filmmaker who imagines making a film.
Rob Marshall continues his assault on good taste
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 25, 2009
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Review: Amarcord

In memory, Federico Fellini's 1973 work, an Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, stands among his masterpieces. But seen today, Amarcord is something of a disappointment, clever and moving in places, but also sprawling, undisciplined, clumsy in patches,
Fellini's good old days were also the bad old days
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 18, 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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Elsa y Fred | Elsa + Fred

Set in modern-day Madrid, Marco Carnevale’s gentle romantic comedy slaps two touchstone images from Italian cinema on the screen.
Geriatric hijinks abound
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  July 16, 2008


Emergency music

Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore’s last words were, “Let’s do it!” The next sound was gunfire.
Clinic offer urgent care with Do It!
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 06, 2008

Cannesglomeration

This article originally appeared in the June 1, 1971 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Of festivities
By DEAC ROSSELL  |  November 14, 2006
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Paradoxical subversions

One of the paradoxes of Syrian cinema, writes Rasha Salti, the curator of the traveling “Lens on Syria: Thirty Years of Contemporary Syrian Cinema,” is that though they must submit their work to the oversight of a government that’s merciless in stamping
Syrian films at the MFA
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  September 08, 2006
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The oldest neo-realist

Too bad there’s no encompassing Boston retrospective in the centenary year of Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, founder of neo-realism and perhaps one of the 10 greatest filmmakers.
Roberto Rossellini at 100
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 07, 2006

Flashbacks: June 2, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Jessica Coughlin and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 31, 2006


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War and peace

Since September 11, publishers have been rushing to supply Americans with non-fiction books about the war on terror, the war in Iraq, and anything relating to the upheavals in the Middle East.
Books that travel from the Mecca to Memphis
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  January 02, 2006