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Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
| June 18, 2010
We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
| September 18, 2009
The movie, populated by improv/stand-up veterans in supporting roles, is more about its episodic parts than about the cinematic whole they yield.
A respectably quirky buddy flick
| November 05, 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
Reilly is an actor who excels at both realism and caricature — too bad the director doesn’t have the chops to take advantage either way.
A bumpy seesaw ride
| June 11, 2008
The wasted land
Richard Kelly’s wildly ambitious and widely loathed Southland Tales now seems among the most believable works of film futurism ever made in this country.
Richard Kelly goes for broke in Southland Tales
| November 16, 2007
Thornton chucking balls at kids is funnier — until it just feels cruel.
A messy sado-school movie
| September 12, 2007
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