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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
| August 06, 2010
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
| July 16, 2010
Review: Harry Brown
It's formula with a vengeance.
The trouble with Harry
| 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...
| December 19, 2009
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
| August 28, 2009
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
| May 01, 2009
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
| April 24, 2009
We sure do love our stage rascals.
A mostly rotten Scoundrels
| March 24, 2009
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
| February 25, 2009
Crossword: ''Hit the bricks''
A classic case of one-upmanship
| August 20, 2008
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
| July 16, 2008
Demi Moore in a British heist caper and dressed like Jackie O?
Strange but slickly done
| March 27, 2008
Think Carlton Fisk and Thurman Munson.
Michael Caine remaking Michael Caine
| October 17, 2007
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
| June 29, 2007
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
| June 05, 2007
A hero in Pawtucket
John Jr. is the paterfamilias.
French fete McBurney with Legion of Honor
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
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| February 14, 2007
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
| September 27, 2006
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
| September 06, 2006
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
| June 29, 2006
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
| April 13, 2006
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
| March 27, 2006
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
| March 09, 2006
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
| January 14, 2006
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