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Review: Darling Companion

Review: Darling Companion

As pedestrian as a stroll through the dog park, Lawrence Kasdan's latest (and worst) film is both insulting and inconsequential.
Pedestrian and insulting
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  May 18, 2012
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Review: Let Me In

The vampire trend got a transfusion a couple of years ago with the tender, brutal, unforgettable exploration of innocence and evil in Swedish director Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In .
Accept the invitation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2010

The faded Follies

As regular readers of the Cool, Cool World well know, one of the social highlights of the year at Casa Diablo is the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies.
The thrill is gone at the ProJo shindig; there’s something about Cumberland; and more
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 05, 2010

Justice prevails

Well, it's about time people in power began taking note of who Phillipe and Jorge support, just as we jettisoned Barack Obama into the presidency after endorsing him prior to the Iowa caucus.
Suttell's supreme nomination. Plus, no E-Z Pass, and a few big nights out.
By PHILLIPE and JORGE  |  June 05, 2009

Media kills hero pilot

US Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who pulled off the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing, was found beaten to death by the national media.
Herd-mentality pack lacks sufficient imagination to find another story
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2009
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Adam Bock is a good listener

When Adam Bock first came to Providence in the late '80s, after a friend told him there was this great playwriting teacher at Brown, he was busting with unstoppable aspiration
Talking the talk
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 16, 2008


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30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
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Bigger! Better!!

This year the festival will host 58 world premieres and 41 North American premieres.
The 12th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 30, 2008
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Step Brothers

Step Brothers should answer any doubts as to whether Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are cinema’s reigning lovable losers.
Farting sets the standard of good taste
By TOM MEEK  |  July 23, 2008
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Beating up on Chris (times two)

It’s nice to see the rest of the world picking up on something we Vo Dilunduhs have known for years.
Matthews gets dissected; Young goes egotistical in ATM contretemps
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 16, 2008
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The Visitor

Writer/director Tom McCarthy, expanding on the theme of unexpected friendships that propelled 2003’s The Station Agent , is a subtle artist, and that trait extends to Jenkins.
Unforgettable direction
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 16, 2008


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Visitation rights

“In terms of the general public, most people I know have never seen the inside of a detention center."
Hidden in plain sight
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 16, 2008

Menace and wit

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, though certainly not in that order.
Of entertainment and evil
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 31, 2007