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83rd Oscar post mortem

83rd Oscar post mortem

 The opening Best Picture montage bit in the 83rd Oscars Broadcast, satirically visiting each Best Picture nominee within an "Inception" framework, almost had me thinking...
By Peter Keough  |  February 28, 2011

Rich harvest: Parks and Rec reaps a bounty

On the third season of Parks and Recreation , NBC's hilarious yet ratings-starved ode to small-town civil service, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and the rest of the gang at the title department decide to revive the Harvest Festival, a town fair that could
Rich harvest
By RYAN STEWART  |  January 14, 2011

Review: The Invention of Lying

In the world of this debut effort from Ricky Gervais, there are no movies. There’s only Lecture Films, a studio that produces pictures in which actors read from accounts of historical events.
Gervais not inventive enough
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 02, 2009

Interview: Louis CK

"Boston is a great town to grow up in, but I really wanted to get out of there," says comedian Louis CK.
Boston's contribution to Conan, Letterman, and Chris Rock returns with a comedy special and a role in This Side of the Truth
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 12, 2009

27 Dresses

Well, I always cry at movies about weddings.
An urban fairy tale
By MARK BAZER  |  January 16, 2008

Funny frames

The seemingly endless final shot of Michael Haneke’s  CACHÉ|HIDDEN  might have shocked some viewers into an almost forgotten skill: watching.
The films of Michael Haneke at the HFA and MFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2007


Just My Luck

Despite the welter of tabloid gossip, Lindsay Lohan has remained quite likable on the big screen.
Lindsay Lohan vehicle gets to the point in short order
By MARK BAZER  |  May 17, 2006

Lucky strike

How to hype a film about the comic exploits of a chief Big Tobacco spokesman that avoids taking sides?
Jason Reitman starts smoking
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 22, 2006