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The Independent Man, and greased to go

Phillipe and Jorge were given a subtle indicator that it was going to be a tough election night when an ad for his-and-hers KY Jelly ran right after the early ballot projections on Channel 6's news at 9 pm. This was to be a Ben Dover Production, indeed
Our last words on campaign ’10; acting up; farewell, Len Jardine
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 05, 2010
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Review: The Edge of Love

John Maybury evoked the genius of Francis Bacon in Love Is the Devil , but he goes off the deep end with this ludicrous soap opera about Dylan Thomas.
A soap opera about Dylan Thomas
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 01, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
  Plays A through Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009
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Review: The Seagull, The Corn Is Green

The Seagull begins with a theatrical experiment — a brief symbolist drama dreamed by young Konstantin Treplev, who's struggling toward artistic expression while endeavoring to showcase his girlfriend and impress his actress mother.
Tons of love
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 20, 2009
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Tiger by the tail

The wild and woolly cinema of John Boorman
The wild and woolly cinema of John Boorman
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  November 18, 2008

Building better bodyguards

This article originally ran in the May 2, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix .

Inside a Connecticutt "anti-terrorist driving school"


By MICHAEL MATZA  |  May 01, 2008


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Fleeting sounds

This week saw the unexpected passing of Tim Haslett, a key figure in Boston’s underground music scene for many years.
Remembering Tim Haslett, plus Morton Subotnick comes to town
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 24, 2008
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A royal treat

You’ve got to hand it to the Obama team for going that extra step.
Camelot shines brightly at PPAC
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 05, 2008
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The battle for the Algerians

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

John Huston had such a long, illustrious career as a film director — just a few years short of half a century — that any series in his honor that isn’t comprehensive has to feel truncated.
John Huston at the Brattle
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 27, 2006
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Ladies’ night

One of the ironies of Shakespeare’s achievement is that his women — female characters vibrating with psychological truth — were created by a man to be performed by men.
Rebekah Maggor presents Shakespeare’s actresses
By IRIS FANGER  |  August 08, 2006


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The ultimate PILOT movie

Whether in the world of commercial airlines, the Air Force, or a futuristic world of intergalactic smuggling, those who fly planes for a living have long been well-represented in the cinema.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 10, 2006
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Where is the love?

Within a couple months of its release, Brokeback Mountain went from being simply a well-made, serious film to a widely recognized, highly satirized cultural artifact.
Brokeback Mountain perfectly captures our ambivalence about marriage — gay and straight
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  March 06, 2006