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Review: Remember Me

Director Allen Coulter bites off more than he can chew in this rote romantic drama.
Robert Pattinson trades his fangs for James Dean's cool
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 12, 2010

Pleasure principles

Willard Spiegelman seems like a nice guy. He has had the good luck to live a happy life without major disaster or suffering. But as a long-time professor of English at Southern Methodist University and editor of the Southwest Review , he has ended up
In happiness begins responsibility
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  December 04, 2009

Storied treasures

How much would you pay for a nutcracker James Dean used — precisely how, we can't guess — to pleasure himself? Or a cow-shaped creamer that once belonged to Norman Rockwell during a particularly dark period of his life?
Arts and Crap Dept.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 11, 2009

Splendor on the screen

The arc of Elia Kazan's professional life has its origins in the Group Theatre, where he was trained as an actor and performed in the original 1930s productions of Clifford Odets's Waiting for Lefty and Golden Boy .
Elia Kazan at the HFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  July 31, 2009

Review: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet

For young love, kiss, and star-cross, you're hard-pressed to get/more quintessence than Romeo and Juliet...
In this Verona, small children dwell
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 04, 2009

Simple blood

Twilight puts the life back into the undead
Twilight puts the life back into the undead
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 19, 2008

EXCERPT: King Creole

 Gerald Perry writes on King Creole' s neverending B list movie status.
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 30, 2008

Paul Newman (1925-2008)

Paul Newman, who died last weekend at the age of 83, was that rarest of creatures, a movie star who turned himself into a great actor.  
Remembering a movie star who turned himself into a great actor
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  October 01, 2008

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

White Light + Frank A.M.

Relaxation was the theme of the night’s Strange Maine performance, in concept if not in execution.
Music seen at Strange Maine, November 10, 2007
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 20, 2007

Let them eat car

It might be not just ostentatious, but very insulting and irresponsible, for the state to pay for two new SUVs.
Poor kids lose child-care while legislative leaders ride in comfort  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 05, 2007


Yin Yang

They wanted to see his cock. But as shit-faced drunk as he was, Jim Morrison had learned his lesson.
Rhino resurrects the Doors’ Live in Boston 1970
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  August 14, 2007

Anchored in Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash

Tribute albums are usually hit-or-miss, and this one honoring June Carter Cash is no exception.
By WERNER TRIESCHMANN  |  August 07, 2007

Meatless magic

“No Meat,” read the signs posted at the entrance of Bank of America Pavilion.
Morrissey returns, Bank of America Pavillion, July 7, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 09, 2007

Do what they mean

When 2006 wraps up, it’ll be hard to think of another show as fun as the Big Easy’s stage for the Best Music Poll Festival back in May, with Cosades and Loverless opening for Rock Kills Kid.
Loverless are a lean Fighter machine
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 20, 2006


Before the US entered WW1, a handful of American hotheads joined the Lafayette Escadrille, a legendary Allied air squadron in France. Watch the trailer for Flyboys   (QuickTime)
Saved by breathtaking aerial battles
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  September 20, 2006


Gore a bore?

I was off to Silver Spring, Maryland, and the Fourth Silverdocs Documentary Festival earlier this month.
And other insights at the Silverdocs Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 28, 2006

Made to order

For a 16-year-old “recovering band geek” who has just had, by her own description, the best night of her entire life, Alexa Fay is slightly hysterical.
MTV and Frank Pino turn a New Hampshire teen into a rock star
By ELISABETH DONNELLY  |  January 23, 2006

Worthy Cause

Live Fast, Die Young celebrates Rebel’s 50th
By  |  October 24, 2005