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Review: District 9
You have never seen anything like District 9 — or so went the early buzz for Neill Blomkamp's feature-length directorial debut. The concept is the stuff nerdgasms are made of: a vérité sci-fi thriller set in an alternate-reality South Africa where 2.5
Apartheid gets the sci-fi treatment
| August 14, 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
Loud and clear
Things certainly changed dramatically at the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston when Russ Maitland signed on last December as executive director.
Center Stage Productions is branching out in South County
| October 29, 2008
Body of Lies
For a film dealing with Intelligence, Body of Lies has little enough of its own.
Another forgettable thriller
| October 16, 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
If it weren’t for his beloved turn as Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Johnny Depp would best be known as the cinematic alter ego of Tim Burton.
Tim Burton’s latest is bloody good
| December 18, 2007
Granted, Sweeney Todd is a grim, violent, misanthropic musical.
‘Film Culture’ in 2007
| December 17, 2007
Last man standing
In his 1954 novel I Am Legend , Richard Matheson conjured up a terrifying scenario: a man-made plague has killed most of humanity.
Once a cautionary tale about human folly, has the doomsday myth become just more fun and games?
| December 12, 2007
Legend of the last
They all start the same way.
It all comes down to Will power
| December 12, 2007
After the fall
The evil is boiled down in the revival of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and that makes for a stew far tastier than Mrs. Lovett’s human-hamburger pies.
Sweeney Todd ; Macbeth ; A House with No Walls
| October 30, 2007
In space, so the tag line for Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi thriller Alien goes, nobody can hear you scream.
Sunshine sheds little light on the sci-fi genre
| July 18, 2007
Falling Down takes a post-9/11 turn in this psychological thriller from Canadian filmmaker Jeff Renfroe.
Stylishly silly stuff
| May 02, 2007
Twin directors Danny Pang and Oxide Pang Chun explored the supernatural downside of cornea transplants in The Eye ; in their first non–Hong Kong horror movie, they unearth ghosts of the Northern Plains with stylish but unfrightening results. Watch the
Imagine Oklahoma! done as an tuneless pastoral spook show
| February 07, 2007
Orlando Bloom executive-produced this crime thriller set in the Grand Caymans back in 2004; it got a look at the Toronto Film Festival that year and has been sitting on the shelf ever since — with good reason. Watch the trailer for Haven (QuickTime
A lot of fuss without any payoff
| September 20, 2006
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