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Review: Little White Lies
Filmmaker Guillaume Canet's follow-up to his very popular noir Tell No One is an old-fashioned, enjoyable, The Big Chill -style romp by the seaside.
Guillaume Canet's follow-up to Tell No One
| September 14, 2012
Cannes turns 65 and shows no signs of retiring
Sixty-five is the age at which people think of retiring. Arguably the world's greatest film festival, Cannes — whose 65th edition began the day after beaming Socialist François Hollande was sworn in as President of France — has no such plans. This yea
| May 25, 2012
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
| September 18, 2009
Review: Public Enemies
The gangster movie ruled Depression-era cinema — and that might be cause for concern about our present economic difficulties should the genre make a comeback.
Michael Mann's reheated crime waive
| July 03, 2009
Crossword: ''Center piece''
No theme, but a wide-open middle.
| May 07, 2008
There’s no CD booklet, and in her acknowledgments, Aigrot thanks Olivier Gahan . Tant pis .
Words of Love | LML Music
| March 04, 2008
The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll
It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
| February 13, 2008
Are we grading on a curve?
It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
| January 23, 2008
The Oscars go to Hell
Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
| January 18, 2008
La Môme|La Vie en Rose
As Piaf, Marion Cotillard is a lioness in the guise of a bird, with large, luminescent eyes that serve as windows into the singer’s troubled soul.
A wonder of a bio-pic in lush, matted reds
| June 13, 2007
The girls of summer
It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
| May 18, 2007
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