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Review: Cyrus

Helicoptering parents and stay-at-home adult children have been popular issues of late, and at first, the Duplass Brothers' third feature (and their first made with a studio) seems poised to exploit them.
Umbilical discord: The Duplass Brothers get Oedipal
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2010
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Interview: Mark and Jay Duplass

"We took our caveman process and our telepathic speak and we had to learn how to share it with 70 crew members and a studio . . . "
The  Cyrus writer-directors keep it simple
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2010
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Mat city

Despite the bleak scenario, this is Aronofsky's funniest film.
Aronofsky, Rourke make The Wrestler a champ
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 22, 2008
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Interview: Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky might deny it, but he almost died for a metaphor.
Ring cycle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 22, 2008
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Old wives’ tales

A pretty girl is less like a melody than like yesterday’s news in Follies , the New York Drama Critics Circle Award–winning 1971 musical that lost money but became the stuff of legend.
Follies at the Lyric; We Won’t Pay! by the Nora
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 09, 2008
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Company man

In at least one of its toss-away scenes, Joshua Seftel’s War, Inc. rises to the level of brutal bad taste that distinguishes master satirists from Jonathan Swift to Stanley Kubrick.
War, Inc.  cuts its losses
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2008


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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
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008
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History rocks

“Not radical,” he replied. “I’d say ‘the truth.’ ”
Zinn's people's history comes to life, and song
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 15, 2008
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Family plots

Sidney Lumet may be 83, but his new film makes Quentin Tarantino and even the Coen Brothers look geriatric.
Sidney Lumet shows how it’s done
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 07, 2007
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Wild Hogs

Four suburban males in the throes of midlife crisis decide the remedy is to don leather, saddle a Harley, and cruise across the county — with no rules.
Running on empty
By TOM MEEK  |  February 28, 2007
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Threesomes

Truth is in the eye of the beholder in See What I Wanna See , Michael John LaChiusa’s musically lush riff on stories by Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
See What I Wanna See; Design for Living
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 09, 2007


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New to DVD: December, 20 2006

Plus the Black Dahlia and The Last Kiss .
  The Descent, Factotum, Jackass: Number Two
By NEW TO DVD  |  December 19, 2006
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Factotum

On first look, Matt Dillon would seem too clean-cut to play booze-fueled Charles Bukowski’s alter ego, Henry Chinaski, in Bent Hamer’s adaptation of the author’s job-hopping ramble. Watch the trailer for Factotum  (QuickTime)
Bukowski, Matt Dillion makes the role his own
By TOM MEEK  |  August 23, 2006
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Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School

This latest dance-as-therapy vehicle is a scattered, cliché’d look at male grief.
Where-are-they-now cast fails to elevate long-titled, clichéd vehicle
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  April 05, 2006

Growing Maine culture

A look back at the highlights of the decade
A look back at the highlights of the decade
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 01, 1900