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Big Fat Whale
Following in the footsteps of African Cats , this Disney-distributed documentary combines breathtaking wildlife footage with silly, self-conscious voiceover narration aimed at preschoolers.
| April 27, 2012
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
| March 16, 2012
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
PATRICK Z. McGAVIN
| March 02, 2012
Interview: Tilda Swinton talks about Kevin
You never know what you're going to get with a film starring Tilda Swinton.
| February 24, 2012
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
| January 27, 2012
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
| January 20, 2012
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.
| January 20, 2012
Review: New Year's Eve
Lately Garry Marshall has shown a certain genius for turning miserable holidays into terrible movies.
Feast of forced fun
| December 09, 2011
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
| November 18, 2011
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
| September 30, 2011
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.”
| March 11, 2011
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,...
| February 27, 2011
This year I feel less embarrassed than I normally do after the Oscar nominations announcements, getting fewer prognostications wrong - four - than my usual...
| January 25, 2011
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.
| January 07, 2011
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
| April 23, 2010
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
| April 09, 2010
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"?
| 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...
| 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...
| January 23, 2008
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