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Big Fat Whale
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
| 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
| July 24, 2009
Max Ophüls at the Harvard Film Archive
Max at the Harvard Film Archive
| January 20, 2009
Crossword: ''You're out!''
Dropped from the world of sports and games in 2008.
| 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
| July 08, 2008
Rock of ages
What a difference four decades make.
The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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 .
| 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
| 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
THE PHOENIX EDITORIAL
| January 20, 2006
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