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Tilda Swinton's mixed metamorphoses
Most people know Tilda Swinton either from her role as the White Witch in the Narnia movies or as the striking-looking woman who in her speech accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in Michael Clayton said she was going to gi
Indie-cinema luminary gets retrospective in P-Town
| June 12, 2010
When the once-æthereal muse of the late Derek Jarman wiped sweat from her armpits in Michael Clayton , a new persona was born.
Tilda Swinton goes crusty
| December 04, 2009
Review: Up In the Air
No director pulls off the bait-and-switch as craftily as Jason Reitman. He gets you thinking that you're watching a hip, caustic comedy subverting the status quo, but by the end, he's vindicated all the platitudes he seemed to scorn.
Flight pattern: Reitman takes a familiar turn
| December 04, 2009
Like Steven Soderbergh in his Oceans series, Tony Gilroy seems to have decided to take a break from making serious movies like 2007's Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton .
Let's just say that Gilroy is no Ernst Lubitsch when it comes to sophisticated, saucy effervescence. Or a Hitchcock, either.
| March 18, 2009
Review: The International
In lieu of action, character development, or plot, The International offers architecture.
| February 10, 2009
Country for gold men
All kinds of voting has been taking place lately — for presidential candidates, for union contracts, for Oscar nominees.
And Blood will out at the Oscars
| February 22, 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
| February 13, 2008
Are we grading on a curve?
It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
| January 23, 2008
The Oscars go to Hell
Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
| January 18, 2008
Granted, Sweeney Todd is a grim, violent, misanthropic musical.
‘Film Culture’ in 2007
| December 17, 2007
And justice for one . . .
“I’m not a miracle worker, I’m a janitor.”
Clooney cleans up as Michael Clayton
| October 03, 2007
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