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Review: Red Lights

The third feature by the talented Spanish genre specialist Rodrigo Cortés (Buried) follows the brilliant Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and her protégé Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) methodically debunking claims of paranormal evidence as the inventi
Rodrigo Cortés' third feature
By PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN  |  July 27, 2012

Review: Alien Resurrection

Since its electrifying debut nearly two decades ago, the Alien franchise remains the sci-fi vehicle most conducive to provocative ideas, hardboiled edginess, sheer excitement, and auteurist elan.
Knight mother
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 08, 2012

Review: Alien 3

The first Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott, was aptly titled: it confronted us with a creature as alien and intimate as our worst nightmares.
Look who’s stalking
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 08, 2012

Review: Aliens

Aliens is a horror-film spectacular, a dark and exhilarating epic that keeps building.
Loving the Aliens
By OWEN GLEIBERMAN  |  June 08, 2012

Review: Alien

Be forewarned: sleep won't come easily the night you see Alien .
Oh, The Horror! The creature-feature enters a new realm
By STEPHEN SCHIFF  |  June 08, 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

short take Abduction

Review: Abduction

Taylor Lautner plays characters with mysterious origins and makes them boring.
Beautiful but boring
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2011

Review: Cedar Rapids

In his fourth film, aspiring maverick director Miguel Arteta ( Chuck & Buck ; Youth in Revolt ) follows Capra deeper into the cornfield with this slyly complex and broadly comic farce about innocence, corruption, and the gray areas between.
Conventional wisdom
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 18, 2011

Review: You Again

In this wildly uneven comedy from Andy Flickman, sleek PR exec Marni (Kristen Bell) has finally buried her geeky high-school history.
Weaver, Curtis are solid enough (also Betty White is in this movie).
By ALICIA POTTER  |  October 01, 2010

Review: Avatar

For someone who's determined to reduce all experience to mechanical reproduction, James Cameron sure hates machines.
Machine dreams: James Cameron plays games
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2009
POLL: Will you go see Avatar?

POLL: Will you go see Avatar?

After a number of conflicting reviews being posted on Rotten Tomatoes, we all began to wonder, what do you all think about the new James...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  December 17, 2009


Review: Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Call it fanboyism, call it a Pavlovian response, call it what you want — Ghostbusters: The Video Game made me smile.
It has the tools, it has the talent
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 10, 2009

Baby Mama

Not even SNL’s whipsmart Tina Fey and Amy Poehler can save writer/director Michael McCuller’s pregnancy comedy from its fate as another condescending, self-congratulatory fantasy of maternal bliss.
Largely laugh-barren
By ALICIA POTTER  |  April 23, 2008

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem

What a fitting subtitle for Fox’s latest offense to fans of not one but two venerable sci-fi properties.
Genre futility
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 31, 2007

Snow Cake

The real Oscar candidate here is Alan Rickman as a restrained and sardonic stranger with a mystery past.
Marc Evan's mawkish soap opera
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 29, 2007

The girls of summer

It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007


The TV Set

I can hear the pitch: “It’s like For Your Consideration with the hipness of The Player and the edginess of Network !”
Prime-time pilots are better than this
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 18, 2007

Bon appétit

With apologies to those of my readers who were expecting a poignant analysis of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Shalom in the Home .
Sometimes you eat the bull and sometimes . . .
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 28, 2007

Happily N’ever After

The hook to Paul J. Bolger’s alluring animated Neverland is its dicy deconstruction of cherished childhood fairy tales. Watch the trailer for Happily N’ever After  (QuickTime)
Coulda-been enchantment
By TOM MEEK  |  January 10, 2007

Fractured fairy tales

Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006