Joan Allen

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Death Race

Glistening torso Jensen Ames (the ubiquitous Jason Statham), is framed for the murder of his sweet wife in this loose remake of the 1975 cult favorite Death Race 2000 .
A B-movie full of crowd-pleasing bullshit
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  August 27, 2008


Peter Askin’s movie about the left-wing Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is fine when it’s in standard-bio-documentary mode.
An epistolary embarrassment
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 13, 2008

The Rape of Europa

The filmmakers are assuming that after so much documentation of murder and torture we could stand to consider instead the material and cultural losses.
Art-love tunnel vision
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  September 26, 2007

Covert action

Some talented filmmakers try to play a Hollywood game, churning out a big-budget commercial product in exchange for a smaller, more personal and artistic venture.
The Bourne Ultimatum possesses central intelligence
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 07, 2007

Eternal returns

When film festivals are programmed as extensions of life, not merely celebrations of cinema, commerce, or hype, everybody wins.
The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates life as usual
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  October 31, 2006

Dicked over

This article originally appeared in the December 22, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Stone forgoes tricks for tragedy in Nixon
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2006


Heidi and seek

The Heidi Chronicles is very much reflective of a first feminist generation of women caught between what their mothers had taught them to desire and what they thought they wanted.
Gloucester Stage honors Wendy Wasserstein
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 20, 2006