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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...
| August 08, 2011
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...
| February 28, 2011
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
| September 17, 2010
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.
| September 17, 2010
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...
| September 15, 2010
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
| March 19, 2010
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
| October 23, 2009
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
| September 18, 2009
Bad will hunting
Films about Boston tend to be no better than their worst Boston accent.
Ben is back with Gone Baby Gone
| October 18, 2007
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