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Lisa Nesselson -- Cannes report #2: more Von Trier

Lisa Nesselson -- Cannes report #2: more Von Trier


 What's the world coming to when a filmmaker can't joke about the Nazis and the Final Solution during a Cannes press conference? Lars Von Trier...
By Peter Keough  |  May 19, 2011
Jodie Foster interview about Mel Gibson and the movie The Beaver

Jodie Foster sticks up for Mel

This week sees the premiere of The Beaver, Jodie Foster's third directorial effort and Mel Gibson's first role since we were all apprised of his peculiar phone demeanor. I spoke with Foster about the film at the Ritz Carlton.
A friend in need
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 06, 2011
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Foster, Gibson leave it to The Beaver

In January, Summit Entertainment released the trailer for the Jodie Foster film The Beaver, in which Mel Gibson finds a raggedy beaver puppet in a dumpster, begins speaking through it, and reconnects with his wife, Jodie Foster.
Hand job
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 06, 2011
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The unethical journalism of WikiLeaks

We'll air the juicy bits!
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By MATT BORS  |  August 13, 2010
Britney Spears + Mel Gibson: BFF!!

Britney Spears + Mel Gibson: BFF!!


Oh, Brit Brit. We knew you were cuckoo bananas back when you first started traipsing around gas stations in your bare tootsies and dating men...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 22, 2010
Caught on Tape: Mel Gibson's Demented (and Possibly Homicidal) Tirade

Caught on Tape: Mel Gibson's Demented (and Possibly Homicidal) Tirade


We actually questioned (just for a moment, mind you) whether or not to post this because, frankly, it's really disturbing. In the end, though, it...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 12, 2010


Play by play: April 30, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 30, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 30, 2010

Play by play: April 23, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 23, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 23, 2010

Play by play: April 16, 2010

Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 16, 2010

Play by play: April 9, 2010

Theater listings, April 9, 2010
Theater listings, April 9, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2010
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Review: Edge Of Darkness

A new genre is emerging in which aging A-list actors play fathers off on a rampage to rescue their daughters or avenge their deaths.
Roslindale gets a taste of the old Gibson mania
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 05, 2010


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Lite at the end of the tunnel?

If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 01, 2010

Gates-Gate lives on

Harvey Silverglate is right.
 Letters to the Boston editor, August 13, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 14, 2009
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Review: The Stoning of Soraya M.

As opposed to what happens to Mel Gibson in The Passion of the Christ , James Caviezel in Cyrus Nowrasteh's adaptation of a 1994 non-fiction book by Freidoune Sahebjam only hears about a grotesque martyrdom.
Plays out like a TV movie
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 26, 2009

Interview: James Carroll

The Phoenix 's Adam Reilly recently spoke with Globe columnist James Carroll about his new book, Practicing Catholic (Houghton Mifflin), and his critical but durable relationship with the Roman Catholic Church.
The full transcript of the Phoenix's conversation with the author
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 01, 2009
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Epochalypse soon

The end times do indeed commence on December 21, 2012.  On that date, this fragile blue orb of ours will suddenly cease to be a very fun place to live.
The end is nigh! Or not.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 25, 2009


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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
Fletcher's Pop Trash, Shanahan's gossip and WTF?

Fletcher's Pop Trash, Shanahan's gossip and WTF?


Fletcher takes out the Pop Trash, Mark Shanahan loads us up on local gossip and we check the WTF Line, which is (781) 595-1017! Listen...
By Charlie  |  August 04, 2008

Holy multiplicity, Batman!


A Caped-Crusader scorecard
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 16, 2008

Still da baddest

Is your county commissioner on steroids?
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  March 05, 2008


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The passion of the candidate

Pity Mitt Romney, the object of religious persecution, forced to make a public speech confronting the antagonistic forces that have kept his candidacy down by attacking his faith.
Romney’s religion speech was aimed at Christian conservatives, but his model wasn’t JFK — it was Mel Gibson
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 12, 2007
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The goggles do nothing

On July 25th, The Simpsons Movie will hit theatres.
The 25 greatest movies in Simpsons history
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 25, 2007

Strange constitution

It would be easy to make fun of the Maine Constitution Party. So, I will.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 06, 2007
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Cinema of Shadows

It’s not likely, but Judd Apatow’s pitch for Knocked Up might have sounded something like this.
We’re five years into the Iraq crisis, and Hollywood hasn't made a film about the war. Or is  every film is about the war?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 06, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 20-11


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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Worst in breed: Movies

Who are the unsexiest movies men of 2007?
The Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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Apocalypto

Although there are references along the way to such disparate films as  Planet of the Apes and Midnight Cowboy — not to mention his own Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ — Apocalypto reveals that Mel Gibson’s chief inspirations are chil
Chaos with a Stooge twist
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007
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Justify my love

Oh, Justin. Even you know that your undeniable charisma and brilliantly executed choreography somehow balance out your post-boy-band status and lack of indie cred. Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live, "Dick in a Box" (YouTube)
He already brought sexy back. Now can Justin Timberlake shed his boy-band image and become a music legend?
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 05, 2007
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Unorthodox Jews

You won't hear feel-good Chanukah ditties in the style of the Leevees nor any pages out of Matisyahu's prayer book. This is a foul-mouthed, shtick-heavy act inspired by the borscht-belt comics and the seventies-era.
"Good for the Jews," the Paradise Lounge, December 16, 2006
By IAN SANDS  |  December 22, 2006