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ShortTake:For Greater Glory

Review: For Greater Glory

Bring coffee, because director Dean Wright's dramatization of the 3-year-long Cristero War (1926-9) seems to last longer than the Mexican conflict itself.
Never-ending war
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 01, 2012

2008 Listravaganza Part 2

Everything you wanted to know about the year in music, in tidy lists of 10.
The lighter side of music in 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 05, 2009

Off with their heads!

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) with Charles Laughton ran through all six wives in 97 minutes.
The Tudors  stoops to conquer
By JON GARELICK  |  April 15, 2008

Profile polling

Facebook and MySpace represent the easiest and most efficient method of assessing compatibility for a friend, a potential hook-up, or a presidential candidate.
A look at the MySpace and Facebook profiles of the '08 presidential candidates
By DAVID MASHBURN  |  September 27, 2007

Potbellies Kitchen

Two trends are currently sweeping through the food universe: lavishly upscale steak houses and modest bistros featuring local produce.
With food this good, you won't mind the bulge
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 29, 2007


Who knew that Matthew Vaughn had an inner Narnia?
A visually lush adaptation
By TOM MEEK  |  August 07, 2007


Bon appétit

Family. We spend lifetimes breaking away from them, forging our own path, only to discover it leads back to the same place.
Brad Bird cooks up a masterpiece
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 27, 2007

The girls of summer

It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007

The battle for the Algerians

Sweet victory of the ex-colony.
Indigènes  inspires; Becket  bores
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 23, 2007


Perhaps the dream of every hard-living British acting legend is to live long enough to play the role of a hard-living British acting legend and win an Oscar for it. Watch the trailer for Venus  (QuickTime)
Not to be missed
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007


As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2006