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Review: The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Peter Lord, animator behind claymation staples Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run , directs this very British, very dry romp on the high seas during the time when Britannia did indeed rule the waves.
Dry romp on the high seas
By TOM MEEK  |  April 27, 2012

Acid flashback

Don Lattin may be right that the “most important” experiments of Timothy Leary’s Psilocybin Project took place at 64 Homer Street, in Newton.
Letters to the Boston editor, February 5, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 05, 2010
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Review: Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Just in time to round out my Ten Worst Films list comes this witless and excruciating rom-com from Marc Lawrence ( Miss Congeniality ). If you haven't heard about the Morgans, their story will sound familiar pretty quickly
If not, it'll sound familiar pretty quickly
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2009
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French disconnections

Last year's Boston French Film Festival featured Claude Chabrol's A Girl Cut in Two , and that, combined with this year's Chris Marker retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive and Agnès Varda's fine new The Beaches of Agnès , made it seem almost plau
The new-wavers at the French Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 2009
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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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Can Britney rise again?

The first movie star was a woman named Florence Lawrence.
It’s tough to be a celebrity on the skids, but even a ‘ticking time-bomb’ can stage a convincing comeback
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 18, 2007
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Kettle of Fish

Even New York City looks dull here.
Unmemorable, unlikable
By RICHARD BECK  |  March 06, 2007
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Music and Lyrics

How accommodating of the characters in Music and Lyrics to point out what, taste-wise, is “good” and “bad.” Watch the trailer for Music and Lyrics (QuickTime)
The "bad" version of the song is better
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 14, 2007
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High on Hugh

It is perfectly normal for women to find handsome movie stars attractive and even to fantasize about them.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  August 30, 2006
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Pie-eyed optimists

We’ve come a long way from Dr. Strangelove when softballs like Thank You for Smoking and V for Vendetta pose as political satire.
American Dreamz needs more nightmare
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006


Blood, felt, and rock and roll, day three

A visit to the dentist in the form of a vaudville routine; the City of Baltimore lauded loudly; reminiscences of teenage punk bands; of hecklers and Monsterfaces.
Through the wire
By HARRY & THE POTTERS AND UNCLE MONSTERFACE  |  April 07, 2006
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Seasonal adjustment

After weeks of tormenting audiences with gems like Failure To Launch and The Shaggy Dog , Hollywood seems ready to shake off the Oscar doldrums and unveil its spring collection.
Hollywood springs back
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006