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Midnight ramblers

In rock ’n’ roll, it was possible to live in Harvard Square, be a musician — a local musician — and be able to pay your rent and find restaurants where you could eat and buy food and survive, and feel that there was a sense of . . . future, with hope and
Rock legend Peter Wolf serves dinner and verse to the Phoenix ’s poet .
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 09, 2010

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

30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
An American Carol: The Funniest Conservative Comedy of All-Time

An American Carol: The Funniest Conservative Comedy of All-Time

Thank Satan that those scum-sucking liberals run Hollywood. If creative feats were left to righties, then there might be more flicks like An American Carol,...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 09, 2008

Promises kept

Eastern Promises begins with uncanny images of birth and death, equally raw and bloody.
David Cronenberg revises History
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007

Cutting edge

Some who’ve watched the on-line videos of al-Qaeda executions may suffer a shock of recognition at some images in Eastern Promises .
Cronenberg’s twisted mirror
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007



Buddy is as irresistible as its subject, and an essential primer of American politics.
A chronicle of Vincent "Buddy" Cianci's chaotic career
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 13, 2007

Release of Buddy to precede the real thing

Providence documentary filmmaker Cherry Arnold is getting around to a theatrical release of Buddy .
Reel life
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 25, 2007

Harvard Square

Harvard Square was very different 40 years ago.
Ground zero for so much, for so many
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 15, 2006

Ground zero

This article originally ran in the January 13, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Platoon gets down to too little
By OWEN GLIEBERMAN  |  August 10, 2006

Feel-good movie of the summer

With the upcoming November elections poised to determine the future of Congress, what better gift could Republicans ask for than a popular Hollywood movie that conjures the image that for five years has granted them power and impunity? Watch the trai
Oliver Stone: from the Hollywood crackpot of JFK to the Republican sellout of World Trade Center
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2006


Made in the Ocean State

From 1898 to 2005, movies made in Rhode Island.
A Rhode Island movie timeline