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Big Fat Whale
Much of this LA-based actioner directed by John Luessenhop carries on like a generic TV crime drama propped up with a bristling score and rapid-fire flash cuts that redirect you from one disjointed situation to the next.
More like "Takers or Leavers"
| September 03, 2010
Ghouls on parade
The tale of local businessman Joseph A. Caramadre, who paid the terminally ill a fraction of the face value for the right to buy variable annuities in their names — annuities that paid out in full, plus interest, upon their deaths — is enough to make yo
Profiting from the dead; more on ‘Buttercup’; and the latest in Pawtucket
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 19, 2010
In view of its credentials, Armored should be a lay-up.
Flat-footed Tarantino-esque hodgepodge misfires
| December 11, 2009
Closing on a classic
Why is it that as Tony Soprano sits on a deck chair overlooking a pristine upstate New York lake, the atmosphere is filled with dread?
The Sopranos plays its last hand; Entourage fires up a Yom Kippur war
| April 10, 2007
New to DVD: December, 20 2006
Plus the Black Dahlia and The Last Kiss .
The Descent, Factotum, Jackass: Number Two
NEW TO DVD
| December 19, 2006
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
| August 23, 2006
Where can you watch a film about alcoholic authors, and then one about the absurdity of high school, and another about a local journalist’s battle with breast cancer?
Find your way to Waterville
| July 12, 2006
Scott MacKay, superstar
You can take it from these longtime observers of the Providence Newspaper Guild’s annual Follies: Scott MacKay’s performance as co-emcee stole the show this year.
The Providence Newspaper Guild Follies hits the high notes
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| April 18, 2006
The most politically loaded Oscar race since Gandhi versus E.T. in 1982 seems to have come down to a contest between the gay-cowboy movie that isn’t really a gay-cowboy movie and the drama about racial conflict that’s really a glib exercise in screenwrit
Mountain ’s Oscar hopes come down with a Crash
| March 07, 2006
Hollywood gives Bush the finger
Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
| January 26, 2006
Hollywood gives Bush the finger - side
Our film editor's predictions
| January 25, 2006
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