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2nd Story’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Ken Kesey's 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was such a dramatic indictment of the culture of the time that it was made into a play the very next year, adapted by Dale Wasserman.
Square peg, round hole
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 22, 2013
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Review: Jack and Jill

Director Dennis Dugan's second Adam Sandler vehicle of the year turns out to be even worse than Just Go with It.
Easily Sandler's worst film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 18, 2011
All Roads Lead to Nowhere: Monte Hellman at the Harvard Film Archive

All Roads Lead to Nowhere: Monte Hellman at the Harvard Film Archive


 Many of the best American directors of the last four decades, including Martin Scorsese, Francis Coppola, and Jonathan Demme, took lessons early on from what...
By Peter Keough  |  August 03, 2011
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Review: How Do You Know

It's strange that James L. Brooks should take so long to make his movies, since he started out writing for TV shows like That Girl and My Mother the Car .
Where's the Brooks of Broadcast News ?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 17, 2010
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Gift Guide 2010: DVD Box Sets

Some people will tell you that the economy is frozen in a recession that may never thaw. That makes Blu-ray/DVD box sets more valuable than gold.
Sureties and obscurities
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  December 10, 2010
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Riot squads

On the morning that the Celtics and the Lakers readied for Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, framing one of the most storied and intense rivalries in pro sports, the police departments of Boston and Los Angeles geared up for the worst.
While Boston chilled, LA burned. What makes fans in some cities go wild — win or lose?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 25, 2010


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Hedonism at its best

In 1888, a 15-year-old French kid and a couple of his buddies wrote a script, modeling its gross and laughable anti-hero on a school teacher whom they had it in for.
Absurdist mirth and wonder in Ubu Roi
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 29, 2010
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Stuck in his Throat

Growing up in Sudbury, David Bertolino’s upbringing was strictly G-rated.
Suburban, family-oriented David Bertolino has a dream: to stage a play about  Deep Throat , one of the most controversial films of all time
By JON HART  |  October 30, 2009
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Review: I Sell the Dead

Glenn McQuaid's graveyard-set fright-flick send-up is a low-budget valentine to "B" horrors of yore.
Grave errors
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 28, 2009
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Whodunit?

Myles Connor: Mayflower descendant, Mensa member, master of disguise, black belt in karate, self-styled "President of Rock 'n' Roll." And probably the most notorious art thief in the history of the United States.
Art thief Myles Connor talks
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 18, 2009
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Punisher: War Zone

As former commando turned Cosa Nostra terminator Frank Castle, Ray Stevenson is pretty much what you'd expect — all business.
Punishment level high
By TOM MEEK  |  December 11, 2008


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Slumdog slumming?(1)

Danny Boyle goes to extremes in Millionaire
Danny Boyle goes to extremes in Millionaire
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 18, 2008

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Hamlet variations we'd like to see
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2008
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Smoke screens

What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008
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Hydrogen cars come and go

Despite a lingering lack of infrastructure and research dollars, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and their zero-emission technology are being hailed as our environmental saviors.
Fuel sell
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 05, 2008
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Darkness falls in the Dark Knight

“The night is darkest just before the dawn,” says District Attorney Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight .
Scars run deep in Christopher Nolan’s Götterdämmerung
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 16, 2008


Holy multiplicity, Batman!


A Caped-Crusader scorecard
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 16, 2008
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Priorities, rediscovered

Instead of checking into rehab, the actress spoke her mind.
In her first book, actress Debra Winger focuses on home, not Hollywood
By JENNY HALPER  |  June 19, 2008
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Going Cuckoo

Through the asylum’s gothic windows, high and barred, shift impossibly vivid blues, yellows, and scarlets.
Portland Players searches for liberation
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 02, 2008
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American original

During the great American renaissance period in movies, Hollywood was in the hands of the counterculture.
Arthur Penn at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 29, 2008
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The Bucket List

Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman do a lot of mugging in Rob Reiner’s new comedy.
Doesn't kick it soon enough
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  January 09, 2008


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First impressions

Say you’re at a party and some guy comes up to you.
Can Frank TV save a tired comedy staple?
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 19, 2007
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Profile polling

Facebook and MySpace represent the easiest and most efficient method of assessing compatibility for a friend, a potential hook-up, or a presidential candidate.
A look at the MySpace and Facebook profiles of the '08 presidential candidates
By DAVID MASHBURN  |  September 27, 2007
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King of California

And so as dad persists in scuba-diving in shit, Miranda surrenders her childhood for her father’s delusional shenanigans.
A surreal oddity that jells
By TOM MEEK  |  September 26, 2007
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Fly the friendly skies with the Pope

The Pope didn’t ask me for any marketing tips for his new airline venture linking Rome to pilgrimage sites like Lourdes, Fatima, and Czestochowa.
Heavenly
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  September 05, 2007
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Michelangelo Antonioni

It seems inherently wrong to be writing an obituary for Michelangelo Antonioni, who died July 30 in Rome, just a day after we lost Ingmar Bergman.
1912 – 2007
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 08, 2007


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Sick comedy

Lisa Kron calls her “multi-character theatrical exploration of issues of health and illness both in an individual and in a community” Well .
Well at the Huntington; Fat Pig at SpeakEasy
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 20, 2007
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Eire apparent

Visiting Dublin recently, I was dismayed by a telling bit of sartorial sociology: Yankees caps outnumbered Red Sox caps by about 10 to one.
Whither the Boston Irish?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 14, 2007
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Fateful Departed

No wonder the cops and the feds can’t catch Whitey Bulger: they’re too busy beating the shit out of each other. Watch the trailer for The Departed (QuickTime) Whitey wash: Scorsese, Damon, and DiCaprio honor The Departed. By Brett Michel
Scorsese haunts the mean streets of Beantown
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

Babel rousers

It’s not often that I feel this way, but this year I’m kind of proud of my profession.
Oscar opts for liberal gilt
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 17, 2007