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Review: Django Unchained
Tarantino reconfigures that classic American genre, the Western, setting his new film in the Deep South, creating what he terms a "Southern," while infusing it with the spaghetti sensibilities of Sergio Leone (director of Tarantino's favorite film, The
Spaghetti southern style
| December 21, 2012
Review: Love Ranch
A worthwhile tale might lurk somewhere in Taylor Hackford's latest, but this flaccid look at the early days of Reno's legalized bordello business takes a fictionalized approach to history rather than the more fact-based strategy that enriched Hackford'
"There's no business like ho business!"'
| July 02, 2010
Interview: Damon Wayans
"Right now, my intent is not to offend. I just want to laugh. I want to suspend reality."
Getting silly again
| February 19, 2010
Review: Valentine’s Day
I hate Valentine's Day . Not the holiday — that's okay. I mean the movie by that purveyor of grotesque sentiment and smarmy comedy, Garry Marshall.
A terrible case of VD
| February 12, 2010
Twitter Roundup of the 2010 Grammys: Jessica Simpson weeps over Pink, Pete Yorn moans for MGMT, and more
Most of you were probably too busy personally livetweeting last night's Grammy Awards to actually watch the performances or pay attention to what pop stars...
| February 01, 2010
Review: Law Abiding Citizen
If a thousand BostonHerald.com commenters chained to a thousand typewriters produced a movie script, it would probably read an awful lot like F. Gary Gray’s vigilante-revenge thriller.
Kind of fun, if you can ignore its politics
| October 16, 2009
We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
| September 18, 2009
Interview: Jamie Foxx
"Until you get a chance to define another side of your career, people will always say, 'You're doing it as a hobby.' "
Jamie Foxx on acting, singing, comedy, and controversy
| August 14, 2009
Review: The Soloist
A small, real-life drama about a homeless musical genius set in the urban present.
Troubled reporter meets homeless musical genius
| April 24, 2009
The Big Hurt: The Obama jubilance debriefing
Obama is the first president in history to drop a HOVA reference in a campaign speech by way of a little hand-brushy motion, and rappers turned out in droves to support him.
When celebrities celebrate, metaphors suffer
| November 18, 2008
Despite their small size, Jessica Gandolf’s paintings have always had a large-scale operatic background informing their imagery.
What Jessica Gandolf chooses to show
| September 10, 2008
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
| September 08, 2008
Revenge has taken over the screen lately.
Let the carnage begin!
| September 26, 2007
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
The chorus has been singing for months now: Bill Condon’s can’t-miss adaptation of Tom Eyen & Henry Krieger’s 25-year-old Broadway musical is roaring into theaters to save a lackluster fall. Watch the trailer for Dreamgirls (QuickTime)
| February 20, 2007
While he refers to himself as a “dramatist” rather than a historian, Stone has positioned himself as Hollywood’s gatekeeper to America’s post-war past. Feel-good movie of the summer: Oliver Stone: from the Hollywood crackpot of JFK to the Republican se
History gets Stoned
| August 09, 2006
A Mann's world
Just because Michael Mann, the producer of Miami Vice back in the ‘80s, is the guy behind the big-screen adaptation, it doesn’t mean he has any reverence or nostalgia for his old series. Watch the trailer for Miami Vice (QuickTime)
Atmosphere floats Miami Vice
| July 28, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
Plus new albums by Jewel, the BellRays, and Rebel Meets Rebel.
On the racks: Neil Young's Living with War ; Pearl Jam's comeback album
| May 02, 2006
Even the most discerning Southern-rap connoisseur would be hard pressed to tell the minor players apart
LUDACRIS PRESENTS . . . DISTURBING THA PEACE | Def Jam
| February 02, 2006
Tween and clean
Followers of the increasingly crowded tween-rock scene had much to look forward to when Lindsay Lohan issued Speak (Casablanca), her debut album, 13 months ago.
Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Foxx find their grooves
| January 13, 2006
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