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Is Boardwalk Empire about to enter its golden age?
Dispel any remaining doubts. The new season (which begins this Sunday at 9 pm on HBO) unfolds with a new leisurely, cinematic grandeur.
| September 23, 2011
Review: Saint John of Las Vegas
Actually, the stakes never feel high in first-time writer/director Hue Rhodes's listless drama about a reformed gambling addict (Steve Buscemi) still itching for scratch tickets.
Dante's Inferno comes to Sin City
| February 12, 2010
Dennis the menace, the Steve Buscemi Maneuver
I've been going with Dennis for two and a half months and we have grown very close, very quickly ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
| January 29, 2010
John Heartsman | Music Of My Heart
John Heartsman's career had two modest peaks.
| January 22, 2010
Review: Youth In Revolt
Juno continues to poison American independent cinema.
Michael Cera hardly revolutionary
| January 08, 2010
Fly by night?
For a decade, Eric Johnson's primary songwriting vehicle has been Fruit Bats, but the Portland-via-Chicago singer and multi-instrumentalist has always dipped in and out of other projects — Califone, Vetiver, Ugly Casanova among them.
Fruit Bats aren't a Shins side project
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| September 11, 2009
Nothing like walking out of a theater with your kid asking, “Daddy, what is suicide?”
Hard to gauge which children this film is for — if any
| September 16, 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
Hamlet variations we'd like to see
| August 19, 2008
It plays like a glossary of alternative stereotypes.
In search of an indie hit
| August 05, 2008
King and Queens
In Romance & Cigarettes , which opens this Friday at the Kendall Square, Gandolfini has been dropped by writer/director John Turturro into drab, treeless, white-ethnic Queens.
Romance + Cigarettes , plus Salton Sea
| November 28, 2007
Let them eat car
It might be not just ostentatious, but very insulting and irresponsible, for the state to pay for two new SUVs.
Poor kids lose child-care while legislative leaders ride in comfort
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 05, 2007
Midnight Cowboy , that Oscar-winning classic of subterranean New York City, gets the homage it deserves with the wry, amusing Delirious.
Delirious over Delirious; plus underground
| August 28, 2007
Steve Buscemi probably felt morally compelled to remake Theo van Gogh’s Interview .
Where's the sex?
| July 18, 2007
Paris je t'aime
The concept for this anthology was a short film representing each of Paris’s 20 arrondissements, from the Jardins des Tuileries (#1) to the Cimitière du Père Lachaise (#20).
A whirlwind tour of 18 arrondissements in 120 minutes
| May 23, 2007
The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1
These guys couldn't turn on a radio
| April 14, 2007
This live-action adaptation of E.B. White’s hallowed classic runs out of gas once the cows start farting. Watch the trailer for Charlotte's Web (QuickTime)
| December 13, 2006
Alas, summer flew by, and we have some apologies to hand out to the awesome schlubs we couldn’t get to. Below, ten more, in this, the final installation of our Summer of Schlub.
Some remaindered schlubs
| August 25, 2006
From the title of the movie onward, Lonesome Jim (Casey Affleck) can’t catch a break.
Buscemi's third feature deserves a better ending
| May 09, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
The ultimate SALESMAN movie
Ruthless sharks, dumpy schlubs, or a combination of the two: Hollywood loves its pitchmen.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
| March 13, 2006
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