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Aliens: a history

The Phoenix has been reviewing Alien movies for longer than any of us can remember.
Looking back on past Phoenix reviews of Alien movies
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012
"Farber on Film" -- Manny being Manny

"Farber on Film" -- Manny being Manny


I have been reading "Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber," edited by Robert Polito (also contributing an illuminating introduction), which just...
By Peter Keough  |  October 02, 2009

The Critic Experience: Two Movies About Reviewers


Yesterday I saw two films about critics. The first, Steven Soderbergh's "The Girlfriend Experience,"...
By Peter Keough  |  April 28, 2009
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Pop goes Wittgenstein

"We were indeed in a political film — that is to say, Walt Disney plus blood." You might have read that bit of '60s film voiceover in a book, but it's unlikely you've ever heard Anna Karina speak it.
Jean-Luc Godard at the Museum of Fine Arts
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 18, 2009