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Review: Branded

It's the American Dream, transposed to a new capitalist Russia: a smart kid works his way up to the top of a marketing empire.
Borderline offensive and overly dense
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  September 14, 2012
Short take - Ottawa Animation Fest

Review: The best of the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival

The Canadians produce the best animation programs and prove it again with this international selection.
Canadian animations
By PEG ALOI  |  January 27, 2012
Oscar nomination post mortem

Oscar nomination post mortem

 With the announcement of the Oscar  nominations this morning, the Academy once again has unleashed a stinging slap to my pretensions to prognostication. In short,...
By Peter Keough  |  January 24, 2012
ExLoud 3

Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Too soon? For Stephen Daldry's 9/11 drama, the right time is "never."
An extremely exploitative and incredibly bad tale
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 20, 2012

Best Supporting Actor

Again, in the second round, Albert Brooks in "Drive." Runner-up is Max Von Sydow  in "Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close."
By Peter Keough  |  December 11, 2011

Review: Robin Hood (2010)

“And so the legend begins . . . ”
  The more the merrier? Hardly.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 14, 2010


Review: Shutter Island

I read Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island , a 336-page throat-grabbing mystery thriller, in two nearly sleepless nights.
Brain drain: few shudders
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2010

Tiger by the tail

The wild and woolly cinema of John Boorman
The wild and woolly cinema of John Boorman
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  November 18, 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
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008

Bell jarring

So far this year, the efforts to adapt books deemed unfilmable have proved just that.
Schnabel’s Butterfly is the year’s best
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2007

Rush Hour 3

Even those famous outtakes that play during the credits appear labored.
Increasingly silly skits
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  August 15, 2007


Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman, who died Sunday, was one of the last of the great world filmmakers who came to fame around the mid century and changed the face of movies.
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  July 31, 2007