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Review: The Next Three Days
More gripping and less pretentious than Crash (2004), Paul Haggis's remake of Fred Cavayé's Pour elle (2008) remains an implausible exercise in contrivance and bogus irony.
Surprisingly instructive for those wishing to help break someone out of jail some day
| November 19, 2010
Review: Robin Hood (2010)
“And so the legend begins . . . ”
The more the merrier? Hardly.
| May 14, 2010
Eat, pray, shove
So after all the roarings and the thumpings and the garlands and the scandals, after all the sex and the jazz and the fires on the moon and the women’s-libbers howling for his blood and the glass bouncing off Gore Vidal’s head, the old lion ends his days
Cooking with Mailer in two new memoirs
| April 02, 2010
Review: State of Play
Support for print journalism is coming from an unexpected source: Russell Crowe.
An investigative reporter, a Senate committee, and murder
| April 17, 2009
Body of Lies
For a film dealing with Intelligence, Body of Lies has little enough of its own.
Another forgettable thriller
| October 16, 2008
Rewritten, directed, and produced by Diane English in a flat style that betrays both her TV roots and her status as a first-time director.
A Botoxed ode to Saks Fifth Avenue
| September 09, 2008
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
| September 08, 2008
A cheaply produced Australian documentary of local interest, now exported to America.
Awkward and amateurish take on hooligan surf tribe
| June 17, 2008
Can Britney rise again?
The first movie star was a woman named Florence Lawrence.
It’s tough to be a celebrity on the skids, but even a ‘ticking time-bomb’ can stage a convincing comeback
| October 18, 2007
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
3:10 to Yuma
It seeped like a cancer into his modestly expanded take on Elmore Leonard’s short two-hander set within the confined time and space of a hotel room.
| September 05, 2007
The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
| June 29, 2007
A Good Year
Ridley Scott, modern master of the epic canvas, directs his eye toward a French renaissance piece, revisiting the milieu of his debut feature, 1977’s The Duellists , though the result has more in common with his 2003 effort, Matchstick Men. Watch the
Not so good a movie
| November 08, 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
Michael Corrente will be presented with the Creative Vision Award for his influential and ambitious work next week at the 10th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Michael Corrente draws on his roots
| August 02, 2006
Are you kidding us?
Russell Crowe as the Bud-I?
Russell Crowe, you’re no Buddy Cianci
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| July 19, 2006
As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
| April 25, 2006
Big play played
Here’s a weird one, Boston sports fans.
Plus, the latest on the sad tale of Dwight Gooden
| March 23, 2006
Hollywood gives Bush the finger
Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
| January 26, 2006
Hollywood gives Bush the finger - side
Our film editor's predictions
| January 25, 2006
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