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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
The franchise that began as a tame kiddie pleaser about four pampered zoo animals lost in the wild has matured and sharpened its teeth, perhaps thanks to Noah Baumbach ( The Squid and the Whale ) collaborating on the script.
The franchise matures
| June 08, 2012
Review: Moonrise Kingdom(1)
Wes Anderson should always make movies featuring characters who are pubescent or younger — like Rushmore , which until this film was his best.
Wes Anderson paints his masterpiece
| June 01, 2012
Southie takes Broadway
Good People , Great Gig
Good People , Great Gig
MICHAEL C. WALSH
| March 25, 2011
Review: New In Town
In the teeth of the recession, this fluffy Renée Zellweger vehicle uncorks a fairy-tale panacea for the latest CNN economic update.
Predictable squalls of melodrama and touching resolve flow like "poop through a tall Swede"
| January 27, 2009
The Big Hurt: Peace capes
The dismissal of the drunk-driving case against Britney Spears has brought a ceremonial end to the downfall that ushered in a new Golden Age of tabloid journalism.
Plus Moz yarns, Osmond extensions
| November 04, 2008
Every now and then so-called independent filmmakers have to make money and prove to the studios that they have some traction at the box office.
The Coen Brothers have talent to Burn
| September 09, 2008
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Director Bharat Nalluri gives the old follow-your-heart message a new coat of paint with Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day .
Oversexed, screwy, and also, dowdy delight
| March 05, 2008
Friends with Money
After Walking and Talking and Lovely and Amazing , bright and ambitious indie filmmaker Nicole Holofcener focuses on the root of all evil, Friends with Money .
Indie filmmaker avoids preachiness and formula
| April 05, 2006
Flashbacks, March 10, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| March 08, 2006
The most politically loaded Oscar race since Gandhi versus E.T. in 1982 seems to have come down to a contest between the gay-cowboy movie that isn’t really a gay-cowboy movie and the drama about racial conflict that’s really a glib exercise in screenwrit
Mountain ’s Oscar hopes come down with a Crash
| March 07, 2006
Hollywood gives Bush the finger
Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
| January 26, 2006
Hollywood gives Bush the finger - side
Our film editor's predictions
| January 25, 2006
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