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Review: Blackthorn

This is one sequel superior to the original — if the original were Butch and Sundance: The Early Days .
Mateo Gil's prequel to Butch and Cassidy's tale
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 14, 2011
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Review: Buck

Ostensibly, Cindy Meehl's documentary may focus on the exploits of horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, but it also relates a tale of perseverance.

By TOM MEEK  |  June 24, 2011

Review: The Conspirator

Robert Redford's The Conspirator draws parallels between the extra-constitutional methods applied then to protect the country from possible terrorism and those employed in today's War against Terror.
Redford doesn't do justice to his theme
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 15, 2011

Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street

The last of the ’80s horror icons to be murdered by producer Michael Bay’s “re-imaginings,” Freddy Krueger was the one least in need of a makeover.
Unnecessary remake a nightmare, indeed
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 07, 2010

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

Body of Lies

For a film dealing with Intelligence, Body of Lies has little enough of its own.  
Another forgettable thriller
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 16, 2008


Paul Newman (1925-2008)

Paul Newman, who died last weekend at the age of 83, was that rarest of creatures, a movie star who turned himself into a great actor.  
Remembering a movie star who turned himself into a great actor
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  October 01, 2008

Lions for Lambs

Just because the debate over Iraq isn’t taking place anywhere else doesn’t mean you should put it in a movie.
Indoctrination over drama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 07, 2007

Love after death

At 166 years old and sporting miles of white tulle, Giselle can look pretty moldy.
Boston Ballet redeems Giselle
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2007

Editors' picks: Romance

Sloane Design, Sal's Productions, Mill's Creek Natural Market, and more.
Best humor in your bouquet, best romantic vista, best hot liquid sin, and more

Flashbacks: November 24, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  November 21, 2006


Off with their heads

The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 20, 2006

Made in the Ocean State

From 1898 to 2005, movies made in Rhode Island.
A Rhode Island movie timeline

TV personality

This smarmy actor is most famous for his role in Happy Gilmore , but he shines (in an unctuous way) elsewhere, too.
The career of Shooter McGavin, err, Christopher McDonald
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 13, 2006

The Lost City

In 1990, Sydney Pollack refashioned Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca , setting the action during a period of political upheaval in Havana , with Robert Redford doing little to erase memories of Humphrey Bogart.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 10, 2006

Win or lose?

The Korean War is the altercation I, like most Americans, know least about, except that the US once again sent in troops, and it was against godless Communists rather than Allah-driven terrorists.
The HFA looks back at Korea
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 01, 2006