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Big Fat Whale
Any real-world comparisons between the Sarah Palin-like Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner) and her African-American opponent, Destiny (Yara Shahidi), are encouraged in this over-churned movie that presents itself as a "cutthroat story of greed, blackmail,
| October 12, 2012
Review: The Odd Life of Timothy Green
I would describe Timothy Green's life as more twee than odd.
More twee than odd
| August 17, 2012
Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall on the Town
Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, who play Doug and Jem, a pair of Charlestown gangsters in Affleck’s stunning adaptation of local author Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves , make for an intense, photogenic screen couple. That is, until Rebecca Hall com
| September 17, 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
Review: The Invention of Lying
In the world of this debut effort from Ricky Gervais, there are no movies. There’s only Lecture Films, a studio that produces pictures in which actors read from accounts of historical events.
Gervais not inventive enough
| October 02, 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
Review: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Jon Lucas and Scott Moore must have a pathological hatred of the winter holidays.
McConaughey is less miser than sex-addicted shithead
| May 01, 2009
Interview: Louis CK
"Boston is a great town to grow up in, but I really wanted to get out of there," says comedian Louis CK.
Boston's contribution to Conan, Letterman, and Chris Rock returns with a comedy special and a role in This Side of the Truth
| March 12, 2009
Crossword: ''Box set''
Prepare to be bowled over
| March 26, 2008
Jason Reitman’s film makes the most of a few great ideas.
Juno is in the family way
| December 12, 2007
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
Crossword: 'The big owe'
Beast needs food, beast gets food
| April 18, 2007
Catch and Release
Of all the characters in Susannah Grant’s punishing romantic comedy, Grady, the former fiancé of Gray (Jennifer Garner), has the least to complain about: he’s dead. Watch the trailer for Catch and Release (QuickTime)
| January 24, 2007
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