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Crossword: ''Freestylin' ''
Any words you want.
Any words you want.
| January 15, 2010
Review: Gentlemen Broncos
Having peaked with his debut, Napoleon Dynamite , Jared Hess has settled into being a family-friendly John Waters — which is redundant, since Waters is already rated PG-13.
Jared Hess's latest geek fantasy
| November 06, 2009
We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
| September 18, 2009
Crossword: ''You're out!''
Dropped from the world of sports and games in 2008.
| October 15, 2008
The cuteness surge
Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
| February 01, 2008
The dark side of the rainbow
Does the simple fusion of audio to video count as high-quality entertainment?
The new medium of the YouTube mash-up
| August 29, 2007
Blitz knows his adolescent cruelty and his adult misbehavior, and he details them with barbed wit and compassion.
An authentic script on teen angst
| August 15, 2007
Notes from underground
Although it hardly seems likely in a summer of noisy, box-office-busting sequels, independent cinema thrives, after a fashion, in America.
Celebrating independents at the HFA
| June 27, 2007
Crossword: ''Dissed List''
Deride, deride if you must
| May 30, 2007
After a top-notch first two days, the Fifth Independent Film Festival of Boston weathers some ups and downs through the remainder of its schedule.
Plus Donkey Kong, the Super Amigos, and ‘the greatest film of all time’ at the IFFB
PHOENIX FILM STAFF
| April 29, 2007
The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 100-91
These guys couldn't turn on a radio
| April 13, 2007
Worst in breed: Movies
Who are the unsexiest movies men of 2007?
The Unsexiest men 2007
| April 12, 2007
Employee of the Month
Dane Cook throws his hat in the comedy ring in his first big role, and he doesn’t embarrass himself — he’s a generally inoffensive presence. Watch the trailer for Employee of the Month (QuickTime)
No saving here
| October 11, 2006
School for Scoundrels
Boot-camp therapy for lovable losers has long proved a sure-comic formula. Watch the trailer for School for Scoundrels (QuickTime)
A kick in the ass
| September 27, 2006
Sophomore slump 1, Napoleon Dynamite director 0. Watch the trailer for Nacho Libre (QuickTime)
Doesn't work as offbeat sports movie or geek chic
| June 21, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
To strike a blow for nerds, three grown men ( SNL alums Rob Schneider and David Spade along with Napoleon Dynamite geek Jon Heder) play short-sided baseball against platoons of Little League bullies.
Mediocrity from a gaggle of SNL alums and Napoleon Dynamite
| April 11, 2006
Crossword: 'It's So Easy'
| February 09, 2006
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