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The Master — P.T. Anderson's controversial tour de force
Although Paul Thomas Anderson insists that all similarities are coincidental, his astounding new film The Master has riled up Scientologists.
| September 21, 2012
B. Dolan goes where few MCs have gone before
B. Dolan is like Joaquin Phoenix with no safety net and a whole lot more back hair. Unlike Phoenix in last year's faux meta-mockumentary I'm Not Here , the Providence native doesn't shock people for no good reason.
The Bombzo Way
| February 11, 2011
Round-up: Threats, Breasts, and other Gaga
Ain't no knife-wielding, ex-FDNY firefighter gonna scare Madonna. Lady's from (close to) Detroit.Tina Fey too busy, funny for Twitter.Letterman wants check, not apology from failed...
| September 23, 2010
Review: I'm Still Here
Only someone who’s unfamiliar with psychedelic treats and chemically induced psychosis could think I’m Still Here is anything but real.
Just watch the YouTube clip of Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman instead
| September 17, 2010
Review: Two Lovers
In what's bruited to be his last screen appearance, Joaquin Phoenix goes Marlon Brando mumbly.
Joaquin Phoenix's reported last film not interesting enough or deep enough
| February 25, 2009
Phillippe and Jorge: Fixing the system
The always reliable Tom Sgouros raised some interesting issues in his February 7 e-mail newsletter, "Rhode Island Policy Reporter," that P+J were unable to find space for last week.
Suggestions for the next visit to the voting booth
PHILLIPPE AND JORGE
| February 18, 2009
Speaking to the legendary German filmmaker is like speaking to God.
Interview: Werner Herzog ponders the end of the world
| July 01, 2008
Two and one
There’s something thrilling about the right harmony of opposite-sex voices, the meaning and emotion they can convey, the balance of power and grace.
Gypsy Tailwind debut a tremendous vocal pairing
| May 21, 2008
Rage itself becomes a monster.
Author John Burnham Schwartz on adapting his novel, Reservation Road
| October 18, 2007
Director Terry George redefines the word “thriller” by indulging in endless scenes of Ethan looking at Web sites.
The Honda Accord of movies
| October 17, 2007
We Own the Night
James Gray’s film is in dire need of plausibility.
Gritty, macho, and lacking in grace
| October 10, 2007
The ultimate BROADCAST JOURNALIST movies
Judging from the handful of movies made on the subject, filmmakers have little apparent use for the television business.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
| March 10, 2006
Hollywood gives Bush the finger
Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
| January 26, 2006
Hollywood gives Bush the finger - side
Our film editor's predictions
| January 25, 2006
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