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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!"'
By BRETT MICHEL  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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  
By ELIZABETH GEHRMAN  |  November 06, 2009

Cheese Danish

Hamlet variations we'd like to see
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2006


Drawing conclusions

“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
By 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.
Slam-bam ma’am
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  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
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  March 09, 2006