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Review: The Dictator
Though his PR campaign might suggest otherwise, Sacha Baron Cohen has actually made (with director Larry Charles) a sweet movie, not unlike Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator , if less sentimental.
| May 18, 2012
The blockbusters bloom early in 2012
In keeping with the winter that never was, summer comes early this year — on movie screens, at least, if not meteorologically — with the big blockbusters that usually wait until Memorial Day now appearing in March.
Springboard to summer
| March 02, 2012
Review: Youth In Revolt
Juno continues to poison American independent cinema.
Michael Cera hardly revolutionary
| January 08, 2010
Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno restores bad taste to its rightful place
| July 10, 2009
Please shut up!
How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
Our salute to a few of the most obnoxious people of the week
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 16, 2008
If it weren’t for his beloved turn as Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Johnny Depp would best be known as the cinematic alter ego of Tim Burton.
Tim Burton’s latest is bloody good
| December 18, 2007
I scream, you scream
Kids still stream toward the siren song and that holy grail — frozen treats in paper packaging, paradise in the guise of a push-up pop.
A salute to ice cream trucks
| August 27, 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
The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1
These guys couldn't turn on a radio
| April 14, 2007
Worst in breed: Movies
Who are the unsexiest movies men of 2007?
The Unsexiest men 2007
| April 12, 2007
The Mauss that roared
A month ago, Boston comedian Shane Mauss could barely get local comedy clubs to return his calls.
Meet the man who could put Boston’s comedy scene back on the map
SEAN L. MCCARTHY
| March 30, 2007
Blades of Glory
Will Ferrell plays a redneck star athlete who’s dumb and adored and loses his trousers a lot and meets his match in an effete competitor.
Will Ferrell's glory days are over
| March 29, 2007
Stringer in a strange land
One principle of comedy is that something is funny if it’s us laughing at them, not the other way around. Watch the trailer for Borat (QuickTime) The anti-Borat: Ali G on DVD; Sergei Dvortsevoy at the HFA. By Gerald Peary
Is Borat laughing at you?
| February 20, 2007
Finding the balance
Barn Burning has been through a myriad of changes since releasing its debut, Weatheredbound , in 2003.
Barn Burning are tight and disjointed, loud and soft on Truck
| January 23, 2007
The big sneer
On one level, predicting what the future holds for American pop culture is painfully easy. Just cast your eyes across the Atlantic to see what the European purveyors of reality television have on the drawing boards.
Welcome to pseudo reality, where the exotic is everything, characters are reduced to body parts, and viewers flatter themselves
| December 28, 2006
This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
| December 21, 2006
We do too have celebrity sightings in Boston!
Who cares about seeing Sacha Baron Cohen eat dinner with Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky at Fiamma?
Gawking and stalking
| December 01, 2006
My Ellen Willis
When I was a queer teenager in suburban New Jersey in the early 1960s, I decided that I wanted to be Susan Sontag.
Making sense of a woman who was always two or three steps ahead of the Zeitgeist
| November 30, 2006
Pedro, Borat, and a castrato
As usual, dedicated film critics were too occupied seeing four or five movies a day to note the swarm of A-list celebrities at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival.
The 31st Toronto International Film Festival
| September 20, 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
Despite what the people behind Talladega Nights might tell you, the film makes its target audience — NASCAR fans, rednecks, Red Staters of various descriptions — look like a bunch of idiots. Watch the trailer for Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky
Talladega Nights will have some seeing red
| August 04, 2006
Will Ferrell might spend a lot of his on-screen time with his pants off, running and screaming, but in person, promoting his new movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby , he can be as buttoned down as Tony Snow before the White House press cor
The star of Talladega Nights drives a hard bargain
| August 02, 2006
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