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Review: Contagion

For all the death and panic, this is a relatively quiet film.
The Traffic of viral outbreak movies
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 16, 2011
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Country Strong | Soundtrack

This steaming pile of songs is emblematic of the state of mainstream country music — all artifice, no heart, calculated anthems written to formula and meant, like the film itself, to do no more than capitalize on the genre's current success and rob its
Sony (2011)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 14, 2011
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Review: Country Strong

Too-soon-out-of-rehab country star Kelly Canter (a bronzed Gwyneth Paltrow) attempts to twang her way back from a drunken stage dive in Dallas that resulted in a miscarriage.
Pretty weak
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 14, 2011
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Review: Iron Man 2

Maybe I’m just relieved that it wasn’t in 3-D, or maybe actor Justin Theroux (frequent David Lynch collaborator and co-scripter of Tropic Thunder ) is just a better writer than the law firm of scribes that pasted together the original, but Jon Favreau’s
Stark alternatives
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010
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Silly season

Now that the Oscars are over, let's get dumb.
Spring pimps for summer
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2010
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Miss perfect

I know what you're thinking: " Another Emma ? Didn't we just have a bushel of Jane Austen adaptations for TV?" Well, WGBH did give us four new Austens, but that was all the way back in 2008, a Jane-ite eternity.
The new BBC/WGBH Emma gets a 10
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 15, 2010


Crossword: ''Pig out''

External appearances count.
External appearances count.
By MATT JONES  |  May 15, 2009

Chris Martin

We can't imagine anything lamer than being a colorless vegetarian musician who pokes a frigid aristocratic phony like Gwyneth Paltrow. Wait - yes we can - the lives of anyone who listens to Coldplay's soulless pedestrian garbage rock.
We can't imagine anything lamer than being a colorless vegetarian musician who pokes a frigid aristocratic phony like Gwyneth Paltrow. Wait - yes we can - the lives of anyone who listens to Coldplay's soulless pedestrian garbage rock.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Review: Two Lovers

In what's bruited to be his last screen appearance, Joaquin Phoenix goes Marlon Brando mumbly.
Joaquin Phoenix's reported last film not interesting enough or deep enough
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 25, 2009

Easy to love

Given the water wings of a viable performance, one-person shows about historical figures tend to sink or swim on the raconteurship of their subjects.
According to Tip debuts at New Rep; the ART sings Cole Porter
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 01, 2008
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Fools rush in

If you think Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Daniel Day-Lewis, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, and Judi Dench are all hopelessly overrated, then WGBH/ITV has your TV movie.
WGBH remakes A Room with a View
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2008


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Brave new world

Regardless of what’s in her name, biographies of Ms. Hathaway are scarcer than hens’ teeth, and no wonder: we know even less about her than we do about her husband.
Germaine Greer’s Shakespeares
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 02, 2008
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Spring brakes

Funny how spring movies can mirror the options of spring break.
Spring Arts Preview: Some diversions before the summer onslaught
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 10, 2008
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Masterpieces and mysteries

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there cannot be too many Jane Austen adaptations for film and television.
‘The Complete Jane Austen’ on WGBH, and making book on the Austen detectives
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 14, 2008

The Austen adaptations



By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 09, 2008
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Bogus Bess

“History,” Winston Churchill told us, “is written by the victors.”
Elizabeth: The Golden Age is leaden
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 10, 2007


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Anna Wintour's hair tells all

By the time you read this, the frenzied seven days that are New York Fashion Week will be drawing to a close.
Why an editor’s locks are more revealing than her covers
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 06, 2007
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Blown dry

When Lauren Conrad is blow-drying her hair before her camera crews arrive, does she ever consider giving up and allowing her tresses to frizz into a rat’s nest?
The Hills  have hair
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 21, 2007
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Smoking hot

In honor of May 31, International No Tabacco Day, we’re listing the some of the most seminal smoking scenes on the silver screen.
Cigarettes on the silver screen
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 01, 2007
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A critical day for future fashion

Providence recently played host to some of New York’s hottest fashion designers at the RISD Auditorium.
Couture du jour
By STACY HUGGINS  |  May 18, 2007
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Running with Scissors

Here’s a new genre: abused gay youth with crazy mother seeks redemption by telling us all about it. Watch the trailer for Running with Scissors  (QuickTime)
It's no Royal Tannenbaums
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 01, 2006


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Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006
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Just a gigolo

Two guys on Berkshire stages are trying to parlay sexual prowess into deep pockets this week.
Sweet Bird of Youth ; The Merry Wives of Windsor ; The Price
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 25, 2006
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Eternal questions

Bard or beard — that is the question.
The Beard of Avon at the Publick; Happy Days at Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 11, 2006
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On the Racks: May 9, 2006

Plus new albums by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grandaddy, and Snow Patrol.
Art Brut’s Bang Bang and Matmos’s brutish art
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 09, 2006
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Sweet tooth

I hope the estate of Leonard Bernstein is collecting royalties for The Little Prince . Rachel Portman’s unremittingly sweet and relentlessly lilting score for this children’s opera based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous story borrows heavily from Be
  Boston Lyric Opera imports The Little Prince , the BSO premieres Yehudi Wyner’s piano concerto, and Renée Fleming
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 19, 2006