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Review: Love Ranch
A worthwhile tale might lurk somewhere in Taylor Hackford's latest, but this flaccid look at the early days of Reno's legalized bordello business takes a fictionalized approach to history rather than the more fact-based strategy that enriched Hackford'
"There's no business like ho business!"'
| July 02, 2010
Boston Turkish Film Festival 2010
In a scene in Çagan Irmak's IN DARKNESS (2009; April 3 at 3 pm), one of several provocative films in this year's Boston Turkish Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, a woman explains to a TV interviewer that her political party is neither for Shari'
Divine madness rules the ninth annual Turkish Film Festival
| March 19, 2010
Interview: Ray Davies
In 1964, the scorching five-chord chorus of “You Really Got Me” changed rock music forever.
On singing in the choir, his American experience, and who’ll play Dave
| November 06, 2009
Hamlet variations we'd like to see
| August 19, 2008
Silver linings on a dark screen
The best films of 2007 hold their own when it comes to despair, evil, and treachery.
Film: 2007 in review
| December 18, 2007
The plot thickens
This article originally appeared in the December 20, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Oliver Stone rewrites history with lightning in JFK
| August 10, 2006
“We face the audience more in American comics than characters do in Japanese and European comics,” says McCloud. “Here in America characters tend to block you at the door.”
Picking the brain of Scott McCloud, the world's reigning comics genius
IAN A. MAISEL
| June 22, 2006
ID Check: Nikki Roxx
The mostly male, mostly lumpy 100 or so fans inside the Framingham Civic League, a 75-year-old suburban hall temporarily outfitted with a wrestling ring, have already sat through three predetermined hours of all-man-meat matches.
| March 28, 2006
The devil and his demons
Vinny Paz struts into the charity fundraiser for the special olympics at the Rhode Island Convention Center in a slick, gray pinstripe suit, with gold hoop earrings in his ears.
After blowing the millions he made as a boxer, Vinny Paz tries to find his way back
RICHARD C. LEWIS
| March 09, 2006
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