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Review: Alien

Be forewarned: sleep won't come easily the night you see Alien .
Oh, The Horror! The creature-feature enters a new realm
By STEPHEN SCHIFF  |  June 08, 2012
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Review: Immortals

In Ancient Greece a stonemason is plucked from obscurity to battle evil while a posse of beautiful gods look on from their fabulous Olympian penthouse, before plunging earthwards to kick mortal butt.
Tarsem Singh's "visionary" directing
By SHEILA JOHNSTON  |  November 11, 2011
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Review: 44 Inch Chest

What to do with a kidnapped cuckolder?
Suffocated by chewy, self-congratulatory dialogue
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 05, 2010
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Review: New York, I Love You

The multi-episode portmanteau movie is usually less than the sum of its parts.
A collection of acting and screenwriting exercises
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 16, 2009
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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009
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Taking care of business

Boston is one of the healthiest markets for live roots music in the country. Here are the 10 roots shows we don't want to miss this fall.
Digging for gold in the roots and world-music scene
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 18, 2009


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Mission Control

Like many of his films, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control will test the limits of its audience's patience.
Jim Jarmusch's arbitrary Limits
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 08, 2009
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Review: Outlander

One can only imagine writer/director Howard McCain on vacation at a Norwegian fjord and gazing up into the starry night and hatching this brilliant idea: Beowulf from Outer Space.
It's the viewer who's in real danger
By TOM MEEK  |  January 20, 2009
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‘Hell’ yeah!

The richness of Guillermo del Toro's vision as a filmmaker is even more visible in Hellboy II: The Golden Army than it was in 2004’s Hellboy , the last movie he made before Pan's Labyrinth .
Hellboy II is even better
By GARY SUSMAN  |  July 08, 2008
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Numb Skull

You can’t say they don’t warn you.
Indiana Jones’s mild Kingdom
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 20, 2008

Open mic night

There are few terms in musical parlance that are as loaded as “open mic.”
Music seen at Dogfish Bar + Grill, December 5, 2007
By TODD RICHARD  |  December 12, 2007


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Beyond the Gates

As the end credits roll on Michael Caton-Jones’s film, the latest to deal with the Rwandan genocide, it’s hard not to tear up.
It's weepy on the other side of the fence
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 29, 2007
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Spring loaded

It’s spring, and Hollywood has to get the kinks out of its system before it can focus on the business at hand: the sequels of summer.
Working out the kinks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2007
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

How to distill the essence of Tom (Lola rennt) Tykwer’s handsome rendition of Patrick Süskind’s morbidly satirical 1985 novel about Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an unloved serial murderer/parfumier possessed of a preternatural olfactory sense, without bei
Distilling Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 03, 2007
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Chris Smither

It’s proof that Smither’s artistry, energy, and outlook remain vital nearly 40 years into his career.
Leave the Light On | Signature Sounds
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 02, 2007
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Out to Lynch


The three decade nightmare on film
By PAUL BABIN  |  December 07, 2006


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The future of an illusion

When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006
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Outdoor living

The Outback might be rough and wild, but it’s the architecture that takes a real beating in The Proposition .
Nick Cave’s loaded Proposition
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 26, 2006
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Getting to ‘no’

Nick Cave wrote the script for The Proposition in three weeks.
Nick Cave on film
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 23, 2006

Nick Cave Q&A


 
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 23, 2006
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Indie dependents

Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006


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Fawkes populi?

Maybe all oppression runs pretty much the same course, but Alan Moore & David Lloyd’s 1981 graphic novel V for Vendetta sure seems prescient today.
V for vacillation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 16, 2006