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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Too soon? For Stephen Daldry's 9/11 drama, the right time is "never."
An extremely exploitative and incredibly bad tale
| January 20, 2012
Make yourself uncomfortable
In the past month, Sandra Bullock’s husband betrayed her by screwing a white supremacist with a face tattoo, a Georgia teenager was granted the right to take his boyfriend to prom, and Ricky Martin declared himself a “fortunate homosexual man.”
Xiu Xiu bloom on Dear God
| April 09, 2010
Oscar predictions 2010: Locker is a lock
Except for some pipe-dream scenarios in which the 10-nominee/weighted-voting system could turn out a victory for Inglourious Basterds or some other dark horse, everyone concedes that this year's winner for Best Picture and just about every other sign
Bigelow, Bullock, and Bridges also will win gold
| March 05, 2010
Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?
Buoyed by President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, many had hopes for change after his election.
Three controversial (and sure to be Oscar-nominated) films tackle race in the age of Obama
| January 29, 2010
Oscar predictions 2010
After years of shrinking audiences and low-grossing Best Picture nominees, the Academy this year is hedging its bets.
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
| January 29, 2010
Review: The Blind Side
It’s tough for any self-respecting critic to refrain from joyously tackling a Sandra Bullock movie — so it’s a good thing The Blind Side isn’t one.
Despite what you may think, it's not a Sandra Bullock movie
| November 20, 2009
Review: All About Steve
How is it that the absolute worst "chick flicks" of the summer were written by women?
They should have called it "There's Something Insane About Mary"
| September 11, 2009
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
| June 19, 2009
Two young women are coming of age on stage as part of New Repertory Theatre’s “Their Voices Will Be Heard” series.
Rachel Corrie and Pieces stand off in the Middle East
| March 12, 2008
Sometimes you wake up and life seems like a badly edited movie.
| March 21, 2007
It’s spring, and Hollywood has to get the kinks out of its system before it can focus on the business at hand: the sequels of summer.
Working out the kinks
| March 12, 2007
Comparisons are invidious but also inevitable, especially in this camp follower to last year’s lauded Capote . Watch the trailer for Infamous (QUickTime)
Where's the story?
| October 11, 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
The Lake House
Despite an ominous setting and its South Korean pedigree, Argentine director Alejandro Agresti’s film reveals its wistful romantic intentions early on. Watch the trailer for The Lake House (QuickTime)
Too wistful, not supernatural enough
| June 14, 2006
The odd couple
Four days after being released from prison, the Whitey Bulger’s protégé was singing like a canary to a grandmother from Newton.
The unlikely story of how a BU professor and a Southie hit man stormed the bestseller charts
| April 20, 2006
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