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Review: Mirror Mirror
Had Tarsem Singh given his dwarves names that described his film they might be: Ugly, Creepy, Murky, Listless, Pathological, Sadistic, and Inane.
The least magical adaptation of a fairy tale ever made
| April 06, 2012
Review: Eat, Pray, Love
This film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir is a superficial globetrot in which pretty people talk about Hard Truths in pretty locations.
Blah, Blah, Blah
| August 13, 2010
Dr. Lovemonkey: Let's do lunch
There's this guy that I know from work. Well, actually, I don't really know him, I just see him all the time.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
| May 08, 2009
Interview: Jonathan Katz
The moment I step into the Newton home / sound studio of comedian Jonathan Katz, he warns me that he's a show-off and invites me to admire his kitchen.
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| April 17, 2009
Like Steven Soderbergh in his Oceans series, Tony Gilroy seems to have decided to take a break from making serious movies like 2007's Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton .
Let's just say that Gilroy is no Ernst Lubitsch when it comes to sophisticated, saucy effervescence. Or a Hitchcock, either.
| March 18, 2009
This fall’s regional literary scene will see abstinence and desire, ghosts and dykes, convicts and Christians, toxic water bottles and yummy food.
Autumn’s authors about town
| September 10, 2008
Crossword: ''Out with the old''
You know the rest
| May 28, 2008
Charlie Wilson's War
The supporting players are splendid.
Waged by amiable actors
| December 19, 2007
Dead white females
Can you remember the last time you curled up under the covers with Marcel Proust’s I n Search of Lost Time ?
From Fall Out Boy to One Night in Paris , modern pop culture is what it is today thanks to 10 long-expired ladies
| August 08, 2007
The goggles do nothing
On July 25th, The Simpsons Movie will hit theatres.
The 25 greatest movies in Simpsons history
| July 25, 2007
Flotsam and jetsam
Steven Soderbergh’s third “Ocean” film is a pastry of a movie, airy, insubstantial, and meant to fill in the gaps between heartier meals.
The tars are adrift in Ocean’s Thirteen
| June 05, 2007
Readers' picks 2007: Arts and Entertainment
SPACE Gallery, Dock Fore, the White Heart, and more.
Best bar, best gallery, best jukebox, best happy hour, and more
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| April 27, 2007
Slavoj Zizek, the fuzzy-bearded Slovenian philosopher, seems a fun guy.
Slavoj Zizek at Harvard, Bergman on Fårö
| April 03, 2007
This live-action adaptation of E.B. White’s hallowed classic runs out of gas once the cows start farting. Watch the trailer for Charlotte's Web (QuickTime)
| December 13, 2006
Bored? Not with these games
One way of channeling family competitiveness at holiday gatherings is to bring out a board game and gently coerce people to play it.
Role-playing, railroad-building, and good ol’ spelling
| December 12, 2006
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the late ’70s musical getting an entertaining staging at URI Theatre, is quite a curious little time capsule.
URI stages a wholesome Whorehouse
| December 05, 2006
Romance gone wrong
An unrequited-love triangle is at the center of Adam Rapp’s riveting and abrasive if not entirely plausible Red Light Winter.
Red Light Winter in Wellfleet; Romeo and Juliet in Williamstown
| August 09, 2006
Best left alone
Wshould offer a tax break to a group described by an authoritative source as “generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative, and multi-talented” than the majority of the population: Left-handed people.
Politics and other mistakes
| February 22, 2006
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