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Review: Stars in Shorts

There are big names galore in this amalgam of short films — Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, etc. — and the celebs are having a holiday good time, even when the stories aren't particularly distinguished.

By GERALD PEARY  |  September 28, 2012
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Review: Thor

Not as much fun as Iron Man, Kenneth Branagh's take on Marvel's God of Thunder is nevertheless an electrically charged superhero romp while being less of an extended Avengers advertisement than Iron Man 2.
 Love blooms alongside the war
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 06, 2011

Interview: Eddie Izzard

"I don't mind that mainstream people go, 'What the hell is this guy on about?' I'd rather be at this end of town."
Dressing as he pleases
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 08, 2010

Review: Pirate Radio

A rusty, red-painted trawler bobs in the waves of the North Atlantic. Inside is a claustrophobic warren of rooms: tiny, brine-smelling bunks, a well-stocked bar, and, crucially, a broadcast booth, its shelves crammed with the latest 45s and LPs, its turn
Richard Curtis’s boat rocks
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 13, 2009

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


Think Carlton Fisk and Thurman Munson.
Michael Caine remaking Michael Caine
By MARK BAZER  |  October 17, 2007

Being there

Ten years ago at the premiere of the Newport International Film Festival, you didn’t have to be a psychic to foresee that the event would prove popular.
The Newport Fest thrives on location, location, location
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 30, 2007

Journeying man

Playing Hamlet can be an intimidating rite of passage for a young actor, the same way King Lear is daunting when the hair grows white — the bar has been set so high.
Stephen Thorne takes on Hamlet at TrinityRep
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 25, 2006