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Alejandro González Iñárritu's arty tearjerker is kind of like 127 Hours — you know how the film is going to end, and you wish it would just get it over with.
A pretentious and maudlin indulgence
| January 28, 2011
This year I feel less embarrassed than I normally do after the Oscar nominations announcements, getting fewer prognostications wrong - four - than my usual...
| January 25, 2011
Review: Eat, Pray, Love
This film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir is a superficial globetrot in which pretty people talk about Hard Truths in pretty locations.
Blah, Blah, Blah
| August 13, 2010
Apichatpong Weerasethakul must have done something right in one or more of his previous incarnations.
The Cannes 2010 jury picks some winners, but some head-scratchers, too
| May 28, 2010
No Spain, no gain
Many are hailing Woody Allen’s new film, claiming it to be a “return to form.” I agree: he’s returned to the earliest form of his career, the monologue.
Woody takes a siesta in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
| August 14, 2008
Country for gold men
All kinds of voting has been taking place lately — for presidential candidates, for union contracts, for Oscar nominees.
And Blood will out at the Oscars
| February 22, 2008
The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll
It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
| February 13, 2008
Are we grading on a curve?
It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
| January 23, 2008
The Oscars go to Hell
Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
| January 18, 2008
Love in the Time of Cholera
Granted, this is hardly the first Hollywood film to feature Latinos practicing ESL in their own land, but with lines like “Her smell is in my noh-streels,” it’s among the dumbest.
Film in the Time of Oprah
| November 14, 2007
Interview: Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin has distinguished himself mostly by appearing in the worst movies of great directors.
On the brink of fame in No Country for Old Men
| November 06, 2007
At heart, the Coen Brothers’ movies are about death — arbitrary, relentless, insidiously clever, with a gallows sense of humor.
The Coens step back in No Country for Old Men
| November 06, 2007
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
It’s the looming specter of a once-great filmmaking talent rising after an eight-year silence.
| July 18, 2007
The IberoAmerican Film Festival
Boston’s IberoAmerican Film Festival, organized by the Boston Public Library in partnership with the regional consulates of each of the 13 countries, continues tonight and runs through August 26 at the BPL.
Through August 26 at the Boston Public Library
| August 10, 2006
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