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Review: Chimpanzee

Following in the footsteps of African Cats , this Disney-distributed documentary combines breathtaking wildlife footage with silly, self-conscious voiceover narration aimed at preschoolers.
Disney-distributed documentary
By MILES HOWARD  |  April 27, 2012
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Review: Undefeated

Dan Lindsay and T. J. Martin's Oscar-winning documentary about an underequipped high-school football team competing against big-time programs across Tennessee offers a potent contemplation on race and opportunity.
Reflections on race and opportunity
By TOM MEEK  |  March 16, 2012
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Review: In Darkness

Polish director Agnieszka Holland's Oscar-nominated story about a wastrel named Leopold Socha (Robert Wieckiewicz), who hid the Jews of Lvov from the Nazis by concealing them in the sewers, has an anguished and feral intensity.
Agnieszka Holland's Oscar-nominated story
By PATRICK Z. McGAVIN  |  March 02, 2012
BackTalk Tilda Swinton

Interview: Tilda Swinton talks about Kevin

You never know what you're going to get with a film starring Tilda Swinton.
Mother load
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 24, 2012
Review - A Separation

Review: A Separation

Somehow, despite an increasingly repressive regime that has jailed many prominent filmmakers, including the world renowned auteur Jafar Panahi, Iranian cinema continues to produce some of the world's subtlest and most illuminating films about the relati
Family drama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 27, 2012
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Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Too soon? For Stephen Daldry's 9/11 drama, the right time is "never."
An extremely exploitative and incredibly bad tale
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 20, 2012


Backtalk - Wenders

Interview: Wim Wenders takes 3D one step further

Some are surprised that Wim Wenders, like fellow veteran of the '70s New German Cinema Werner Herzog, has embraced something as newfangled as 3D.
Pina envy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 20, 2012
Review: New Year's Eve

Review: New Year's Eve

Lately Garry Marshall has shown a certain genius for turning miserable holidays into terrible movies.
Feast of forced fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 2011
Jack and Jill: Short Take

Review: Jack and Jill

Director Dennis Dugan's second Adam Sandler vehicle of the year turns out to be even worse than Just Go with It.
Easily Sandler's worst film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 18, 2011
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Review: Girlfriend

One night Evan's mother (Amanda Plummer) asks him to make a wish. He says he wants a girlfriend, and his wish comes true, but at a cost.
Concerned only with the truth
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2011
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Greening the knowledge district

Christopher Bull is on the engineering faculty at Brown University, but what he teaches is a vision. “We all bear some responsibility in the direction the world goes,” he says, “and we need to accept that responsibility and act on it.”
Bull Session
By MARION DAVIS  |  March 11, 2011


Join us for an Oscar Night live chat! -- starts at 7pm

Join us for an Oscar Night live chat! -- starts at 7pm


It's that time again, folks -- time to google at the absurd outfits, kvetch about the pandering film nominees, root for our favorite cinematic underdogs,...
By Shaula Clark  |  February 27, 2011
Nominal success

Nominal success


 This year I feel less embarrassed than I normally do after the Oscar nominations announcements, getting fewer prognostications wrong - four - than my usual...
By Peter Keough  |  January 25, 2011
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To boldly go ... to Framingham: A trek to fan con Super Megafest

The entire 20th century is crammed into a ballroom in the Sheraton hotel.
Super Megafest offers the relics of our escapist fantasies. Make it so.
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  January 07, 2011
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Dynamic duo

There are King Oedipus and his mom, there are Romeo and Juliet, and there are Oscar and Felix.
Trinity Rep’s over-the-top The Odd Couple
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 23, 2010
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Review: The Greatest

Carey Mulligan’s Oscar-nominated performance in An Education must have prompted the belated release of this mawkish, clumsy family drama that screened at Sundance 2009.
Mawkish, clumsy family drama
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 09, 2010


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Review: Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

Just when you thought filmmakers were out of ideas  ...
Why did we get "Married Too"?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 09, 2010

The Amazing "Logorama" Wins Oscar for Best Animated Short, Adbusts the Academy


Had Avatar won Best Film, at least snobs would have gotten to say, "Yeah man - that bullshit took the big trophy, but unlike all...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 08, 2010

FNX FILES [WEDNESDAY - 1/23]


  Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood's film score for the movie 'There Will Be Blood' has been deemed ineligible for an Oscar nomination. The music branch...
By Paul Driscoll  |  January 23, 2008