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Review: Get Low

Somewhere it must be written that once a veteran actor starts pushing 80, he has to play the role of a curmudgeonly hermit — preferably armed.
Duvall goes full hermit
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 06, 2010
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Review: Inception

A haggard agent, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is plagued by hallucinations of his wife and children while searching for the truth about a hospital for the criminally insane. . . . I'm sorry, that's Shutter Island . Where was I?
Set the snooze alarm
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 16, 2010
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Review: Harry Brown

It's formula with a vengeance.
The trouble with Harry
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2010

DregNog Video Advent Calendar: Day #6 - A Muppet Medley


1. The Christmas ToyLike most vintage made-for-TV Christmas specials, 1986 Henson deep cut The Christmas Toy walks a shaky tightrope between delightfully whimsical and just...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 19, 2009
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A royal scam

Admit it — we are all a little perverse. How else to explain the difficulty, unless you are comatose, in not laughing heartily at Dirty Rotten Scoundrels , the tale of two con men plying their criminal trade on the French Riviera.
TBTS' terrific Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 28, 2009
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Review: Is Anybody There?

This seems to be the year for nostalgia films. Here we have relative newcomer John Crowley directing an English working-class yarn from Peter Harness's autobiographical script.
Bored boy befriends down-and-out magician
By PEG ALOI  |  May 01, 2009


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Shuffling off to infamy

Tasering Donte . Sounds like a movie title, doesn't it?
Buffalo doesn't have a counterfeiting problem — but it does need to curb its bad Bills
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 24, 2009

Muddled musical

We sure do love our stage rascals.
A mostly rotten Scoundrels
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 24, 2009

Dramatic Success

The little black box theater that is West Kingston's Center Stage, with little room for scenery, has to be ingenious with its space.
Arts thrive at the Courthouse Center
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 25, 2009

Crossword: ''Hit the bricks''


A classic case of one-upmanship
By MATT JONES  |  August 20, 2008
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Darkness falls in the Dark Knight

“The night is darkest just before the dawn,” says District Attorney Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight .
Scars run deep in Christopher Nolan’s Götterdämmerung
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 16, 2008


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Flawless

Demi Moore in a British heist caper and dressed like Jackie O?
Strange but slickly done
By TOM MEEK  |  March 27, 2008
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Sleuth

Think Carlton Fisk and Thurman Munson.
Michael Caine remaking Michael Caine
By MARK BAZER  |  October 17, 2007
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America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007
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Dark passage

As we grind collectively toward the Apocalypse, let us pause for a moment to salute the last-ditch efforts of the Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research.
Insemination, 12-hour tanning, and . . . modka
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 05, 2007
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A hero in Pawtucket

John Jr. is the paterfamilias.
French fete McBurney with Legion of Honor
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 30, 2007


Portland scene report: February 16,2007

Pigboat have posted a “new” tune on MySpace, “Ted Kennedy Dance Mix Radio,” which is actually the first-ever Pigboat tune, recorded in 2003.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 14, 2007
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Reflections on a golden filmmaker

John Huston had such a long, illustrious career as a film director — just a few years short of half a century — that any series in his honor that isn’t comprehensive has to feel truncated.
John Huston at the Brattle
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 27, 2006
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Glower power

It’s a mysterious career. To Whitehead’s credit, it’s not a career in the normal sense at all.
The films of Peter Whitehead at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  September 06, 2006
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The ball buster

You could make a convincing argument, particularly if you’re under 30, that John C. McGinley is better known for his role in Office Space than his role in Platoon.
Celebrating the career of John C. McGinley
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 29, 2006
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Not ready for prime time

With the release of yet another film starring former Saturday Night Live stars trying in vain to recapture the glories of their Lorne Michaels days - that would be The Benchwarmers starring David Spade and Rob Schneider
The 20 best and 20 worst performances from SNL alumni
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 13, 2006


Grow jobs

Until a few years ago, Tom Hubbard didn't put much stock in penis enlargement.
  Why penis enlargement is poised to become the next big thing
By CHRIS WRIGHT  |  March 27, 2006
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Ralph Hamilton

My lovable, impossible friend of more than 30 years, the artist Ralph Hamilton, died on February 19, of complications from diabetes. He was only 59. It’s a very sad loss. He was one of Boston’s most original and searching painters and had been doing some
1946–2006
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 09, 2006
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In all languages

For the past half decade or so, saxophonist Chris Potter has alternately traveled with two of the best bandleaders in jazz, Dave Holland and Dave Douglas.
Winter concert preview: looking ahead to jazz in 2006
By JON GARELICK  |  January 14, 2006