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Review: Safe House

Daniel Espinosa's over-edited but engaging spy thriller delves into edgy territory untouched by any of the numerous movies it imitates: it has Brendan Gleeson do an American accent.
Daniel Espinosa's spy thriller
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 17, 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
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Review: The Change Up

You know the summer movies are bottoming out when they resort to the old body-switch premise.
The old body-switch premise
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 05, 2011

2010: The year in Nic Cage

Around two minutes into Carter Burwell's arrangement of the banjo standard "Way Out There" (known to most of us as the theme from Raising Arizona ), the melody, heretofore whistled and yodeled over wild and rambling little arpeggios, gives way to some f
365 days of pure trumpet-sharing, fishseks-pondering, velvet-ceilinged madness
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 24, 2010

Review: Buried

Alfred Hitchcock famously set an entire film in a lifeboat, but he had Tallulah Bankhead and William Bendix to bail him out.
How much do you like Ryan Reynolds?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2010

Review: The Proposal

Anne Fletcher's comedy proves funnier and warmer than the dog-eared premise it hangs on: ice-bitch boss turns to her abused, resentful underling for an out-of-office favor, shows a shred of humanity, and love blossoms.
  Predictability and Betty White have much to do with the film's modest success
By TOM MEEK  |  June 19, 2009


Review: Adventureland

Could the revival of the "Portrait of the Auteur As a Young Man" genre signal a new era of auteurship in Hollywood? Maybe, but Mottola, for one, hasn't quite reached that point.
Greg Mottola faces growing pains
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 31, 2009

Chaos Theory

Are you ready for the Truth? Here goes: it’s the name given by over-wound human clock Frank to his penis.
A plot centered around one man's penis
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 09, 2008

Pop Trash, MRTPQ and WTF?

Fletcher files another Pop Trash report, the results from the Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query and My Song Is Better Than Yours, and we check...
By Charlie  |  November 15, 2007

Smokin' Aces

Perhaps Joe Carnahan pitched his follow-up to 2002’s Narc as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World by way of Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, and bad wigs. Watch the trailer for Smokin' Aces (QuickTime)
An inept mess
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 24, 2007