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Big Fat Whale
Enough of all this whining about the millions of regular people ruined by the financial collapse of 2007 — how about a movie sympathizing with one of the unfortunate guys responsible?
The rich guy's point of view
| September 14, 2012
Review: Jeff, Who Lives at Home
The title slacker (Jason Segel) in the Duplass Brothers' meditation on fate and fatuity is obsessed with M. Night Shyamalan's Signs , and the filmmakers' gentle irony about his bad taste exemplifies their empathy and tonal skill.
| March 16, 2012
End of the world movies we will miss because of the end of the world
It's a shame that the world is ending May 21 because that means we'll miss some interesting end of the world movies. Not necessarily films...
| May 18, 2011
Flesh and blood
The acclaimed folk/Americana quartet resume the whirlwind promo stretch leading up to their third full-length release, following 2008’s critically-lauded breakthrough Oh My God, Charlie Darwin and their ’07 debut, What the Crow Brings .
Last year, the Low Anthem finished their third album and toured the world. During a freewheeling interview back home, they tell us all about it
| February 18, 2011
Review: Solitary Man
By the fourth time Michael Douglas wakes up hungover and shirtless on a sour double bed, we get it: he's old.
Let's just move on
| June 11, 2010
Review: The Greatest
Carey Mulligan’s Oscar-nominated performance in An Education must have prompted the belated release of this mawkish, clumsy family drama that screened at Sundance 2009.
Mawkish, clumsy family drama
| April 09, 2010
Paul Schrader at the HFA
"I'm not sure what happened to me," says Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst, one of the least reliable of the director's succession of unreliable narrators, in the film named for her.
| January 26, 2009
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
Thornton chucking balls at kids is funnier — until it just feels cruel.
A messy sado-school movie
| September 12, 2007
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
The last resort of the true patriot is a fart joke.
Has the Right Wing hijacked raunch?
| July 27, 2007
People have been lamenting the media’s coverage of anti–Iraq War activism for about as long as people have been opposing the Iraq War.
Memo to the anti-war movement: don’t blame the media
| March 30, 2007
How to neuter the Republicans
A heavy burden lay upon the first convention of the “netroots” — that amorphous mass of progressive activists participating in blogs and grassroots organizations outside of the Democratic Party — in Las Vegas earlier this month. Netrooting for Dems: Te
Can netroots bloggers bring down the GOP?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 21, 2006
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