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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
| April 27, 2012
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
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| February 05, 2010
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
| December 18, 2009
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
| July 03, 2009
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
| January 14, 2008
The Austen adaptations
| January 09, 2008
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
| October 18, 2007
Kettle of Fish
Even New York City looks dull here.
| March 06, 2007
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
| February 14, 2007
High on Hugh
It is perfectly normal for women to find handsome movie stars attractive and even to fantasize about them.
| August 30, 2006
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
| 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
HARRY & THE POTTERS AND UNCLE MONSTERFACE
| April 07, 2006
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
| March 07, 2006
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