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Short Take: High School

Review: High School

A pot comedy that won't reward even the most easily satisfied stoner, High School is just as inane and ignorant as the Reefer Madness -style films it aims to satirize.
Inane and ignorant
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  June 08, 2012
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Past perfection

Everybody please stop calling Alan Palomo "nostalgic." When I check in with him last Friday, the dude seems far more interested in whatever is on the horizon than whatever's in the past.
The radiant, repressed pop of Neon Indian
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 05, 2010
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2009: The year in local pop

When I think back on 2009, I feel the same pleasant discomfort you get at the end of a John Hughes movie, when suddenly all the jocks and dorks and punks are good friends. This year, hardcore denizens of time-worn niches came out of hiding and acted al
The '09 mixtape
By MATT PARISH  |  December 25, 2009

Crossword: ''King John''

Goodbye, Mr. Hughes
Goodbye, Mr. Hughes
By MATT JONES  |  August 28, 2009
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Various Artists | Ze 30: Ze Records Story 1979-2009

Impromptu dance parties have begun to interrupt the domesticity of my household, and my family would like to thank Strut for supplying the soundtrack.
Strut (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  August 21, 2009
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The Horrors | Primary Colours

The new Horrors long-player is a throwback of some kind, but to what?
XL (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 08, 2009


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Review: OMG/Hahaha

If e-mail or cellphones don't prove the downfall of film, maybe it will be text-messaging or blogs.
An ambitious attempt to incorporate new media
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 08, 2009
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New and old

First, a tribute to a few of the year's newer theater ventures.
The best of 2008's theater productions
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 23, 2008
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Interview: Amanda Palmer

So it’s the eve of the release of local sensation and Dresden Dolls vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer’s solo debut album, and I’m sitting in her bric-a-brac-filled South End apartment drinking herbal tea.
At home with the Dresden Doll's solo joint
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 23, 2008
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Teen scenes

The show fills this summer’s void of outdoor theater with a light and gleeful touch.
Giving love a bad name in the park
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 05, 2008
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The way it is

Nanette Burstein admits that “through the pain and torture” of high school, she was able to come to terms with who she was.
Interview: Talking about American Teen
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 29, 2008


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High-school confidential

For many, senior year is your last chance to do what you really want without worrying about snap judgments or lasting repercussions.
American Teen is no wasteland
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 29, 2008
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He loves the ’80s

“My relationship to the music of the ’80s is very genuine. There’s no irony to it.”
M83 recaptures your youth
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 28, 2008
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Cinema paradiso

Elusive animals, the mysteries of time past, peer pressure, and, inevitably, Iraq dominate what we were able to screen from the sixth annual Independent Film Festival of Boston.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston is movie heaven
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2008
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M83: Saturdays = Youth

Saturdays = Youth is M83’s version of a high-school yearbook — aural snapshots documenting gilded angsty awkwardness in all its glory.

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By SHARON STEEL  |  April 15, 2008
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Drillbit Taylor

Early on in this Owen Wilson vehicle, someone says, “I got an old saying for you: you can’t polish a turd.” Indeed.
Leftovers from the '80s
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 19, 2008


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Comic relief

I know it hasn’t escaped you how terrible comedies have gotten.
Superbad  respects teens and comedy
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  September 05, 2007

Dick for a day

I don't consider myself very girlie.
Arcades, sports bars, cigar bars, and strip clubs: for two intrepid female reporters, it’s all in the name of research  
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  May 17, 2007
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John Tucker Must Die

Maybe if John Tucker did die, this sad foray into teen romantic comedy wouldn’t be so demoralizing. Watch the trailer for John Tucker Must Die  (QuickTime)
...and so must this film  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 26, 2006
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Danke schoen

All Ferris wants is the same thing we all want: to win.
Ferris Bueller gets a new shine
By RYAN STEWART  |  February 07, 2006