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Short Take: Peace, Love and Misunderstanding

Review: Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

When her husband (Kyle MacLachlan) asks for a divorce, New York corporate lawyer Diane (Catherine Keener) takes her teenage children, brainy vegan Zoe (Elizabeth Olsen) and Werner Herzog-wannabe Jake (Nat Wolff), up to Woodstock to meet her estranged mo
Summer of free love
By ANN LEWINSON  |  June 08, 2012

Dark passage

The Production Code, Hollywood's notorious self-censorship program, was instituted by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America in 1930, but it didn't go into effect till 1934, when it was administered by Joseph I. Breen.
Film noir and the Production Code at the MFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  May 29, 2009

Bringing up Baby

Few things in life are certain, but this is: a gentle, white miniature poodle named Baby is the most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world.  
The most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 01, 2008

William Lemmer: Coming home

This article originally appeared in the July 11, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The further history of a Vietnam-era informer
By JEFFREY STEIN  |  July 10, 2008

Slime time

Nasty presidential races are nothing new.

We already know about politicians’ capacity for coarse behavior. But how low can the press go?

By ADAM REILLY  |  February 20, 2008


In Kings , which is getting six screenings at the MFA, it’s 1977, and six spry Irish lads are sailing toward London, buoyed by grand expectations.
Kings  in Gaelic, plus Brattle Staff Picks
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 31, 2007


Comedy Rambo

Misunderestimate Stephen Colbert at your peril.
A gladiator of mockery, Stephen Colbert is dismantling American society from the inside
By DAVID BIANCULLI  |  November 16, 2007

Georgia Rule

Abusive sex with a minor is no trite matter, yet in  Georgia Rule  it’s bandied about like a tennis ball on a summer day.
An extension of Lohen's bad girl persona
By TOM MEEK  |  May 17, 2007

Up in arms

Letters to the Boston editor, April 6, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 04, 2007

Self-inflicted wounds

People have been lamenting the media’s coverage of anti–Iraq War activism for about as long as people have been opposing the Iraq War.
Memo to the anti-war movement: don’t blame the media
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 30, 2007

The song remains the same

At one point early on in last weekend’s anti-war rally in Washington, DC, a speaker instructed the crowd, which was facing en masse toward the Capitol Building, to turn around and look in the other direction — toward the White House, the State Department
Did last weekend’s march on Washington mark a new surge in street activism or the waning of an old-school protest style?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 31, 2007


Yes sir!

David Zeiger’s Sir! No Sir! is yet another absorbing documentary that George W. won’t see, or want you to see, because, as the prez often cautions, “It sends the wrong message to our troops.”
David Zeiger’s anti-war military
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 14, 2006

Where’s the Outrage? Pt. 2

When George W. Bush makes his State of the Union Address, protesters in scores of US communities — including Westerly — plan to embark on a symbolic effort to drown out the president.
 Critics mount an alternative State of the Union
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 25, 2006