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Review: Amelia

The hallowed formula for an Oscar Best Picture nomination — legendary figure, pat rise and fall scenario, overproduced visuals and music, a showboating performance from a name actor, reassuring platitudes — falls flat in what is Mira Nair’s worst picture
Plane bad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009


Last year, a co-worker (who shall remain nameless to save her from additional embarrassment) discovered a bug bite on her leg. It was slightly different than a typical mosquito bite; it was more bruise-like, and a bit painful to the touch. Not having a
Online health info can make you crazy
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 24, 2009

Max Ophüls at the Harvard Film Archive

Max at the Harvard Film Archive
Plaisir d’Ophüls
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 20, 2009

Crossword: ''You're out!''

Dropped from the world of sports and games in 2008.
By MATT JONES  |  October 15, 2008

They always beat Gypsies

From the beginning of his career in movies, Joseph Losey was persecuted — chased out of town.
Joseph Losey at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  July 08, 2008

Rock of ages

What a difference four decades make.
The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 03, 2008


Con but not forgotten

The traditional Hollywood bio-pic reduces a famous life to a couple of platitudes, a two-hour narrative, a big-name star, and a few Oscars.
The Hoax pushes Hughes goods
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 03, 2007

Stuck inside of Warwick

This article originally appeared in the July 25, 1972 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The Rolling Stones at Boston Garden
By BEN GERSON  |  October 16, 2006

Ben Franklin bespeaks himself

This article originally appeared in the July 4, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
On life, liberty and the pursuit of office
By DAVE O'BRIAN  |  July 10, 2006

Flashbacks: June 16, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Hannah Van-Susteren, Doug Fleischer and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966 .
By EDITORIAL  |  June 14, 2006

The ultimate PILOT movie

Whether in the world of commercial airlines, the Air Force, or a futuristic world of intergalactic smuggling, those who fly planes for a living have long been well-represented in the cinema.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 10, 2006



If you are one of the more than 3.5 million readers (and climbing) who forked over $22.95 for James Frey’s autobiographical account of his addiction to booze and cocaine, and his subsequent recovery from the depths of spiritual squalor, you were robbed
The Smoking Gun shoots author James Frey, and bags Oprah and Doubleday in the process
By THE PHOENIX EDITORIAL  |  January 20, 2006