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Review: Total Recall
For a writer who has defined contemporary paranoia, Philip K. Dick hasn't had luck with the adaptations of his work.
Loud, humorless, and devoid of irony
| August 10, 2012
Interview: Richard Linklater messes with Texas in Bernie
No matter how far he strays, Richard Linklater's heart remains in Texas.
Lone Star man
| May 18, 2012
So beloved was Bernie that when he shot his elderly companion Marjorie Nugent, the meanest — and richest — woman in town, district attorney Danny Buck Davidson had to move the trial nearly 50 miles away.
Everybody loves Bernie
| May 18, 2012
Interview: Kevin Smith
Motherfucking Kevin Smith, who comes to the House of Blues next Thursday, can tell a story as if it were his motherfucking job. Which it basically is.
Meh on you!
| November 20, 2010
Review: Me and Orson Welles
With Orson Welles, it's all in the voice — which over the course of four decades could sell anything from a Martian invasion to Paul Masson wine.
Richard Linklater casts a spell
| December 11, 2009
Making us stronger
I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
| September 17, 2008
What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
| August 13, 2008
The Philip K. Dick phenomenon might be petering out.
Philip K. Dick's second Library of America volume
| July 28, 2008
A disco ball
Eventually, a man moved in from the periphery, the music slowed, and the reluctant crowd prepared to return to more conventional locales.
Rocking the McGrath Underpass
CAITIN E. CURRAN
| August 28, 2007
If anyone deserves to make her own movie, it’s Julie Delpy.
Julie finally makes her movie
| August 22, 2007
Notes from underground
Although it hardly seems likely in a summer of noisy, box-office-busting sequels, independent cinema thrives, after a fashion, in America.
Celebrating independents at the HFA
| June 27, 2007
This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
| December 21, 2006
Fast Food Nation
The line between factual documentary and fictional re-creation, if it ever existed, has disintegrated before the assault of Fahrenheit 9/11, Syriana , and now Richard Linklater’s Fast Food Nation . Watch the trailer for Fast Food Nation (QuickTim
Hold the fictional fixings
| November 15, 2006
Kindergarten Cop to Reservoir Dogs.
A movie guide to undercover cops
| October 05, 2006
If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
| September 13, 2006
Don’t let the amicable interviews or the delighted dancing fool you. Thom Yorke is upset.
Thom Yorke’s unwitting masterpiece
| July 12, 2006
In 1977, in his novel A Scanner Darkly , Philip K. Dick invented the perfect drug — at least from society’s point of view. True Dick?: Looking for fidelity to the cyber-punk master. By James Parker
Richard Linklater animates Philip K. Dick’s Darkly
| July 06, 2006
A slacker darkly
"We’re great at declaring war on things that you really can’t technically win," says Richard Linklater. Peter Keough interviews Richard Linklater (podcast mp3) Scanner brained: Richard Linklater animates Philip K. Dick’s Darkly . By Peter
Why Dick likes Dick
| July 06, 2006
Philip K. Dick saw into the future, man, the FUTURE. Scanner brained: Richard Linklater animates Philip K. Dick’s Darkly . By Peter Keough A slacker darkly: Why Dick likes Dick. By Peter Keough
Looking for fidelity to the cyber-punk master
| July 05, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
Phooey on the narrative-film judges at Austin’s 13th South by Southwest Film Festival for bestowing awards on suffocatingly conventional movies.
Our man at SxSW
| March 31, 2006
Politics as usual?
Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
| January 26, 2006
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