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Review: Robot & Frank
Frank Langella adds to his string of understated, riveting performances in this gentle, incisive comedy.
A gentle, incisive comedy
| August 24, 2012
Marwencol and Jafar Panahi star at Boston Society of Film Critics awards
From Boston to Oscar.
Critical Acclaim Dept.
| January 22, 2011
Sing, sing, sing!
For opera lovers, the offerings last fall were at best a little thin. But this winter, it seems, everyone's doin' it.
Opera is this winter's warmer
| December 31, 2010
Review: The Box
First-semester social-science students would wince at the overreaching metaphors in Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly’s latest Rorschach test.
David Kelly boxes himself in
| November 13, 2009
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
| September 18, 2009
“Film Night at Tanglewood” with John Williams + Boston Pops Orchestra + Frank Langella
Looking for some lighter fare after last night’s Mozart and Mahler? That would be “Film Night at Tanglewood,” with John Williams leading the Boston Pops...
| July 15, 2009
Blackbird at SpeakEasy
The year 2007 was a banner one for British theater.
A play about a confrontation between two desperate nobodies.
| February 25, 2009
Peter Morgan's Frost-Nixon
Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon at the Colonial
| February 03, 2009
Media kills hero pilot
US Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who pulled off the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing, was found beaten to death by the national media.
Herd-mentality pack lacks sufficient imagination to find another story
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| January 28, 2009
Interview: Stacy Keach
"He was Satan personified," says Stacy Keach, who has signed on to play our second-worst commander in chief in the national tour of Frost/Nixon.
Sympathy for the Devil
| January 21, 2009
This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
Oscar suffers for our sins
| January 13, 2009
Dick gets off easy in Frost/Nixon
| December 09, 2008
Love Comes Lately
Singer’s fear of impotence and death remains deftly woven into the dreamlike patchwork of Schütte’s narrative.
Splendid and dreamlike
| July 09, 2008
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
| February 13, 2008
Granted, Sweeney Todd is a grim, violent, misanthropic musical.
‘Film Culture’ in 2007
| December 17, 2007
All those Oscar prognosticators, all those Best Picture wagers, and nobody has mentioned, or even noticed, Andrew Wagner’s Starting Out in the Evening .
And Forever holds its peace
| December 12, 2007
Not such a wonderful place
The Boston Jewish Film Festival has always been more about the tenuous experience of that global community than about great films.
The 19th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival
| October 30, 2007
Does the world need Superman? Super vision: Bryan Singer on casting the Man of Steel . By Peter Keough
Bryan Singer’s Superman soars
| February 20, 2007
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