Jim Jarmusch

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Review: Littlerock

Two young Japanese tourists, brother and sister Rintaro (Rintaro Sawamoto) and Atsuko (Atsuko Okatsuka), get stranded when their car breaks down in the California backwater of the title.
A benighted slice of Americana
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 29, 2011

Tilda Swinton's mixed metamorphoses

Most people know Tilda Swinton either from her role as the White Witch in the Narnia movies or as the striking-looking woman who in her speech accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in Michael Clayton said she was going to gi
Indie-cinema luminary gets retrospective in P-Town
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 12, 2010

The Big Hurt: The decade ahead

As a new decade dawns, it's time to cast a curious eye toward the future.
Music predictions for the pubescent millennium
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 15, 2010

Crossword: ''You want fries with that?''

Some people do
Some people do
By MATT JONES  |  November 20, 2009

Festival atmosphere

Summer traditionally has been the happy hunting ground for Hollywood studios — the time when they unleash their big-budgeted, f/x-heavy warhorses on armies of newly freed schoolchildren and frazzled adults trying to beat the heat.
Between the Blockbuster and the beach there are the film festivals of New England
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 12, 2009

Interview: Roberto Benigni

"Dante is talking to everybody, not just in the Middle Ages."
TuttoDante, Benigni's one-man show
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 05, 2009


Mission Control

Like many of his films, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control will test the limits of its audience's patience.
Jim Jarmusch's arbitrary Limits
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 08, 2009

The unlikely hits of Twisted Village

I have fond memories of my first visits to the basement abode of Twisted Village.
Name that tune
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 03, 2009

Review: Wendy and Lucy

It's a dog's life in Wendy and Lucy
It's a dog's life
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 20, 2009

Blown up

Lamar’s voice both ravages and exults in the past 10 years of the Pained Male Pop Singer.  
Shoney Lamar proves there’s life after Florida
By MATT PARISH  |  October 08, 2008

Rebirth of a prince

I recently took the Greyhound to Montreal for a RZA concert.
Digging RZA in 36 steps
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2008


Bouncement 3

Lately it’s seemed like Old Home Days for Toneburst, the influential artcore junglist collective that was a locus of Boston’s underground dance scene in the mid ’90s.

. . . and other singular beats

By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 08, 2008

Too legit to quit

The early word on Wu-Tang Clan’s new 8 Diagrams   is that it will rip the group apart at the seams.
Wu-Tang Clan and Ghostface Killah
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 31, 2007

Trane, Joyce Dee Dee, Sco, and more

The official kickoff to the season begins with the week of activities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert.
A jam-packed season of jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  September 12, 2007

Smoking hot

In honor of May 31, International No Tabacco Day, we’re listing the some of the most seminal smoking scenes on the silver screen.
Cigarettes on the silver screen
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 01, 2007

For kids of all ages

In this spineless age of ours, what more rueful sight than a child maneuvering his/her cowed parents to some insulting CGI movie?
Ty Burr, plus Jean-Claude Brisseau
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 14, 2007


The RZA Presents: Afro Amurai —The Soundtrack

Even as the Wu-Tang continue to flirt with the idea of reuniting, the RZA has already started a new life as a film composer.
The RZA Presents: Afro Samurai — The Soundtrack | Koch
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  February 13, 2007

Over the river

Though it’s called the New Hampshire Film Expo, four of the 67 films being screened in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, this weekend have stronger ties to Maine than the Granite State.
NH festival features four Maine-made films
By BLY LAURITANO-WERNER  |  October 11, 2006

Flower power

Stealing someone’s screenplay is serious stuff.
Did Jim Jarmusch steal the screenplay?
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 12, 2006

Gore a bore?

I was off to Silver Spring, Maryland, and the Fourth Silverdocs Documentary Festival earlier this month.
And other insights at the Silverdocs Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 28, 2006

Flashbacks, May 12, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 11, 2006


Gray cowboy movie

Wim Wenders can drive me nuts.
Don’t Come Knocking needs less talking  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 22, 2006


At its best, Steven Soderbergh’s Bubble is an exercise in banality.
Rating: 2 stars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 28, 2006


French filmmaker Claire Denis has acknowledged that a host of sources inspired L’intrus|The Intruder (January 25–February 9 at the MFA), the tale of a sickly, reclusive Frenchman, Louis Trebor (Michel Subor), who after paying hard cash and buying
Claire Denis’s L’intrus
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 19, 2006

New to DVD for the week of January 3, 2006

Broken Flowers , The Cave , The Gospel , Hustle & Flow , and Wedding Crashers
By  |  January 13, 2006

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Broken Flowers, Wedding Crashers, The Gospel, Hustle & Flow , and The Cave.
New to DVD for the week of January 6, 2006
By  |  January 07, 2006