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Q&A with Southie Director-Actor Michael Yebba (“Bad Blood” Boston Premiere – featuring Slaine – this Wednesday)

Q&A with Southie Director-Actor Michael Yebba (“Bad Blood” Boston Premiere – featuring Slaine – this Wednesday)


 Here at the Phoenix, we have an inkling that we'll be speaking with South Boston-bred filmmaker-actor Michael Yebba quite a bit over the next few...
By Chris Faraone  |  August 08, 2011
Slaine to Appear on NBC's "The Cape" Tonight

Slaine to Appear on NBC's "The Cape" Tonight


Boston's most notorious rap scoundrel slash actor Slaine - best known theatrically from roles in "The Town" and "Gone Baby Gone" - is set to...
By Chris Faraone  |  February 28, 2011
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Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall on the Town

Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, who play Doug and Jem, a pair of Charlestown gangsters in Affleck’s stunning adaptation of local author Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves , make for an intense, photogenic screen couple. That is, until Rebecca Hall com
Class acts
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2010
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Review: The Town

There’s an episode in Chuck Hogan’s Prince of Thieves that I was sure Ben Affleck was going to include in his adaptation of the novel.
Ben Affleck is a criminal genius. Bank on it.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2010
PHOTOS: Report from the red carpet at the Fenway Park premiere of "The Town"

PHOTOS: Report from the red carpet at the Fenway Park premiere of "The Town"


PHOTOS: Click here for more red-carpet photos from the premiere With the Rays and Yankees slugging it out for the AL East and the Red...
By Tom Meek  |  September 15, 2010
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Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

In recent screen-adapted crime fiction, detectives are heroes and children are victims. In the trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, the child victim is the hero.
... Is a drag
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 19, 2010


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Hardboiled hub

When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009
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A Tale of Two Towns

Charlestown was baptized in bloodshed. Yet this unique, fertile turf has been generally overlooked by Hollywood, which has preferred instead its old rival South Boston, the primary backdrop for Oscar winners Good Will Hunting and The Departed .
Renowned for its roguish history, Charlestown is finally getting Hollywood's attention
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 18, 2009
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Bad will hunting

Films about Boston tend to be no better than their worst Boston accent.
Ben is back with Gone Baby Gone
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 18, 2007