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Review: Red Lights

The third feature by the talented Spanish genre specialist Rodrigo Cortés (Buried) follows the brilliant Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and her protégé Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) methodically debunking claims of paranormal evidence as the inventi
Rodrigo Cortés' third feature
By PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN  |  July 27, 2012
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ULTRA takes in the Pauly D Project

It was just after 10:30 at the ULTRA nightclub in Providence last Thursday night and general manager Garry Williams was sitting in the office, watching one of the club's former bouncers, "Big Jerry" Gialanella, on television say, "You got the fog goin'.
Nightclubbing
By PHILIP EIL  |  April 06, 2012
Review:Being Flynn

Review: Being Flynn

Adaptations are always difficult to pull off, but this one had the extra baggage of being based on a lyrical book with chapter titles like "The Piss of God," and a tendency to jump back and forth through time as Flynn unpacks his life story.
Father complex
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  March 09, 2012
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Welcome to Suck City

Plenty of books are turned into movies, but Scituate-born PEN-award winning poet, memoirist, and playwright Nick Flynn has had the slightly less usual experience.
Boston author Nick Flynn talks about the new movie based on his memoir — and how his Dad felt about being played by Robert De Niro
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  March 09, 2012
Harlan Jacobson's Sundance Diary, part one

Harlan Jacobson's Sundance Diary, part one


 "Boston Phoenix" stalwart correspondent Harlan Jacobson is busy watching movies and breathing thin air at the Sundance Film Festival. Here's the first of his dispatches...
By Peter Keough  |  January 21, 2012
Review: New Year's Eve

Review: New Year's Eve

Lately Garry Marshall has shown a certain genius for turning miserable holidays into terrible movies.
Feast of forced fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 2011


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Review: Killer Elite

First Point Blank and now Killer Elite — isn't there a copyright law about stealing the titles of a better movie? Gary McEndry's espionage thriller isn't bad, but it isn't Peckinpah; all the two films have in common are the title and lots of shootin
Narrative confusion
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: Limitless

Neil Burger ( The Illusionist , The Lucky Ones ) hasn't previously displayed much of a personal style, but here he opens with street-level power-of-ten shots, his camera zooming forward, through people and vehicles alike.
Making up for lost time
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 25, 2011
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Review: Little Fockers

Mean Streets , Taxi Driver , and . . . Little Fockers ?
A transparent cash grab for everyone involved
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 24, 2010
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Linc's greenskeeping

Sure, governor-elect Lincoln Chafee used to shoe racehorses up in Canada, but it appears he could also have been a good greenskeeper.
Chafee gets a feather in his cap; dreading Cantor; Korean fever dreams
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 03, 2010
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Review: Stone

Of the two films released this week about women laboring to spring their men from the joint, I prefer Jim Curran's mystifying Stone to Tony Gwynn's earnestly uplifting Conviction .
Jailhouse rock
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2010


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Review: Machete

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? In the case of Machete , the Mexploitation picture directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis, it was the trailer.
Less is indeed more
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 10, 2010
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Living the dream

Movie stars aren’t the usual Symphony Hall crowd, but last week, two dark-suited ushers swung open the doors of the Hatch Room and out poured Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, and Cherry Jones.
De Niro Pops Off Dept.
By LLOYD SCWARTZ  |  May 28, 2010
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Dream on

Some lovers of religious music consider Heinrich Schütz even greater than Bach, who was born 13 years after Schütz’s death.
Heinrich Schütz’s swan song; the Pops’ 125th-anniversary commission
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  May 28, 2010
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Photos: Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, and more with the Boston Pops

The Pops pays tribute to John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy by combining quotes from their speeches with original text and video, accompanied by a dramatic orchestral and choral score.
The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers , Symphony Hall, until June 20
By BOSTON POPS  |  May 21, 2010
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‘An honest story’

As exciting as A Bronx Tale is, its most dramatic moment happened offstage, in 1990 when Chazz Palminteri was performing his one-man show in Los Angeles and turned down a million-dollar deal for film rights because they refused to let him recreate his ro
Chazz Palminteri’s one-man Bronx Tale
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 16, 2010


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Flynn-terrogation

In his powerful new memoir, The Ticking Is the Bomb (W.W. Norton), Scituate native Nick Flynn recounts a conversation he had with a man in Turkey.
Obsessed with the wrongs of Abu Ghraib, local author Nick Flynn traveled across the globe to meet its victims
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 15, 2010
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Review: Everybody's Fine

You'll be forgiven if you mistake Robert De Niro's face for Robert Young's next to Kate Beckinsale's, Drew Barrymore's, and Sam Rockwell's on the poster for Kirk ( Waking Ned Devine ) Jones's remake of Stanno tutti bene .
It's . . . fine, we guess
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2009
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Prince of darkness

Gordon Willis, the master cinematographer to whom the Harvard Film Archive pays tribute in a seven-film retrospective beginning this Friday,
Gordon Willis at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  November 20, 2009
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My two Dads

For those still jonesing for The Sopranos , Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale (at the Colonial Theatre through April 5) may provide a somewhat sanitized fix.
Chazz Palminteri recycles A Bronx Tale
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2009
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The worst word

Then it happens: you look up at the TV screen and see Bono, the lead singer of U2, step up to the podium to accept a statuette for recording the Best Alternative Music album. "We shall continue to abuse our position," he says, "and fuck up the mainstrea
How F**K became our top taboo term -- and why we need it to stay that way
By TIMOTHY GOWER  |  April 03, 2009


Play by play: April 3, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2009
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Chazz Palminteri tells the tale

You may not recognize actor/writer Chazz Palminteri by name, but you definitely know his face.
The Bronx is up
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 25, 2009

Play by Play: March 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009
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Spring awake

Head to the American Repertory Theatre's Zero Arrow Theatre for the world premiere of Christine Evans's TROJAN BARBIE (March 28–April 22).
Local stages bloom
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 16, 2009

City of the slain

Gomorrah's meaner streets
Gomorrah's meaner streets
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 24, 2009


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What Just Happened

“There isn’t a film there,” Ben tells the screenwriter. Sounds like What Just Happened .  
Half-baked insider parody
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2008
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Righteous Kill

It’s been nearly a decade since Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were choosing roles based on quality rather than cash.
A predictable, tedious thriller
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 17, 2008
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Ghost of future past

When film actor Keir Dullea turned up in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo as the father of Angelina Jolie’s character in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd ,  I was not only surprised to see him again onscreen, but amazed that he wasn’t dead.
Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 18, 2008
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Buddy Cianci

Vincent Albert Cianci — called Buddy by friends and foes — is back.
A candid conversation
By JOE VILENO  |  September 24, 2007