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Review: Dark Shadows

By the time Dark Shadows gets to the opening credits, it is already Tim Burton's best film since Ed Wood , but then I've always had a soft spot for the Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satin."
Tim Burton's best film since Ed Wood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 11, 2012

Review: Toast

Toast is a refreshing take on the sub-genre of the food-centric comedy.
Culinary dreams among the canned goods of the 60s
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  October 14, 2011

Speech impediments?

Given the change in political attitudes after the election of Barack Obama, a reactionary backlash following last year's progressive Oscars - in which Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win Best Director - might be no surprise. But who knew the A
Tom Hooper's film looks like an Oscar winner
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 25, 2011

Review: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton's hare-brained Alice in Wonderland
Rabbit stew
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2010

Lite at the end of the tunnel?

If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 01, 2010

Future schlock

The future has not been kind to the Terminator franchise.
Terminator Salvation is beyond salvage
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 22, 2009


Sixty Six

Paul Weiland ( Made of Honor ) directs this autobiographical coming-of-age comedy set in London in 1966, the year England took on Germany in the World Cup final.
A pleasing, if unbalanced, period piece
By PEG ALOI  |  August 20, 2008

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

The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008

The Oscars go to Hell

Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2008

Close shave

If it weren’t for his beloved turn as Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Johnny Depp would best be known as the cinematic alter ego of Tim Burton.
Tim Burton’s latest is bloody good
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 18, 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
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  October 30, 2007

Three of a kind

Deborah Harry admitted that there was no method to the madness involved in making her new solo album, Necessary Evil.
Deborah Harry, Annie Lennox, and Siouxsie Sioux
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 08, 2007

Winter harvest

"I don’t want to be here,” soprano Susan Larson lamented in her moving eulogy to her old friend and colleague Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.  
Emmanuel’s memorial to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; Angelika Kirchschlager at Jordan Hall; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and El Niño at the BSO
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 12, 2006

Conversations With Other Women

Hans Canosa’s novelty flick consists of two gimmicks. Watch the trailer for Conversations With Other Women  (QuickTime)
A familiar story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006

Tristan & Isolde

Everything you expect from a mainstream adaptation of an ancient legend is here: grand vistas, mist and blood, brooding romantic score, PG-rated nude lovemaking.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 14, 2006