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Review: Carnage

As befits someone with jail time hanging over his head, Roman Polanski does his best work in close quarters. From Knife in the Water , to Repulsion , to The Tenant and The Pianist , he's a master of claustrophobic close encounters, and as such has
Claustrophobic close encounters
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2012
Lisa Nesselson -- Cannes report #2: more Von Trier

Lisa Nesselson -- Cannes report #2: more Von Trier


 What's the world coming to when a filmmaker can't joke about the Nazis and the Final Solution during a Cannes press conference? Lars Von Trier...
By Peter Keough  |  May 19, 2011
Jodie Foster interview about Mel Gibson and the movie The Beaver

Jodie Foster sticks up for Mel

This week sees the premiere of The Beaver, Jodie Foster's third directorial effort and Mel Gibson's first role since we were all apprised of his peculiar phone demeanor. I spoke with Foster about the film at the Ritz Carlton.
A friend in need
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 06, 2011
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Foster, Gibson leave it to The Beaver

In January, Summit Entertainment released the trailer for the Jodie Foster film The Beaver, in which Mel Gibson finds a raggedy beaver puppet in a dumpster, begins speaking through it, and reconnects with his wife, Jodie Foster.
Hand job
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 06, 2011
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Review: And Then Came Lola

Was the world clamoring for a comic-erotic lesbian tribute to Run Lola Run?
Fun Lola Fun
By SHAULA CLARK  |  May 07, 2010
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Going for Gold Glossary

The Summer Olympics are fairly easy to comprehend for the average couch tuber: people running, hoisting, swimming in synch — all fairly quotidian activities.
Jump Starts
By LANCE GOULD  |  February 19, 2010


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High tide

Newport’s Cliffs & Bangers bring their lightning-rod brand of surf-rock to the 201 this weekend behind their spring ’09 release Short Tracks No Brakes , and the downtown crowd better be prepared for some hair-flailing headbanging.
Thrashing surf-rock from Cliffs & Bangers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2009
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Idealist views

The path through my various responsibilities has led me to the Portland Museum several times in recent weeks, and along most of the floors. While passing through the Julia Margaret Cameron exhibit of photography I was struck by thoughts about templates
Three shows at the PMA explore truth
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  August 28, 2009
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Shirts off their backs

How To Dress Like a Rock Star
How To Dress Like a Rock Star
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 19, 2008

Crossword: ''What's the problem?''


OK, we'll tell you.
By MATT JONES  |  June 25, 2008
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Nim's Island

Nim is home-schooled, her covert classroom an uncharted isle she inhabits with her scientist father, Jack.
Ubiquitous Abigail Breslin in a mildly diverting adventure
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 09, 2008


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Surfing the tube on Turkey Day

Here’s a sign of the times for you: this year’s Thanksgiving television offerings are getting pretty, uh, not classic. And pretty tweeny...
Tryptophan hangover
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 20, 2007
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P2

Bentley and Nichols do wonders with a property otherwise as appealing as an empty parking garage on Christmas Eve.
A sex-gore flop
By TOM MEEK  |  November 14, 2007
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Can Britney rise again?

The first movie star was a woman named Florence Lawrence.
It’s tough to be a celebrity on the skids, but even a ‘ticking time-bomb’ can stage a convincing comeback
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 18, 2007

Crossword: ''In the language''


New Entries from the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Sixth Edition.
By MATT JONES  |  September 26, 2007
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The Kingdom

Revenge has taken over the screen lately.
Let the carnage begin!
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 26, 2007


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Earth, Air, Fire, and Water

It’s going to take more than screwing in a few compact fluorescent light bulbs to make a dent in the state’s energy use.
Can Maine’s alternative-energy sources save the day?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 19, 2007
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The Brave One

The Brave One is director Neil Jordan’s attempt at a thinking man’s vigilante flick.
A vigilant film lacking courage
By RAFER GUZMAN  |  September 12, 2007
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Culture war games

Karen Finley sat at the edge of the stage of Emerson College’s Cutler Majestic Theatre last week and spoke about a woman who got off on war.
Karen Finley moves on, ‘It’s Alive’ goes after bio-tech, ‘Personal Computer’ gets Webby
By GREG COOK  |  March 27, 2007
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Dots and dashes

Just about any list of the greatest character actors working today would include David Morse. And with good cause.
The career of David Morse
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 22, 2006
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Inside Man

The kind of intelligent entertainment that has not been Hollywood’s specialty for the past 40 years makes a comeback in the directorial hands of Spike Lee.
Lee's heist film neither formulaic nor cynical
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  March 28, 2006


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Seasonal adjustment

After weeks of tormenting audiences with gems like Failure To Launch and The Shaggy Dog , Hollywood seems ready to shake off the Oscar doldrums and unveil its spring collection.
Hollywood springs back
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006

Flashbacks: February 10, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 09, 2006