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Two different approaches at the RISD Museum

When Minimalist art began in the 1960s and ’70s, it was difficult stuff. Painters reduced their vocabularies to lines and grids as they pared painting down toward its essential ingredients.
Stripped down and plugged in
By GREG COOK  |  July 27, 2012
Little Rock 3

Review: Littlerock(1)

Two young Japanese tourists, siblings Rintaro (Rintaro Sawamoto) and Atsuko (Atsuko Okatsuka), get stranded when their car breaks down in the California backwater of the title.
Altogether original
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 07, 2011

Thomas McCarthy's game plan for Win Win

As an actor, he usually plays the colorful minor character. Which might explain why when he's a director, Thomas McCarthy's movies feature leading roles that would be bit parts in any Hollywood picture.
Putting up w's
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 25, 2011

Review: Win Win

Back in the '30s, with directors like Frank Capra and John Ford, Hollywood showed great sympathy for the forgotten men and women laid low by the economy.
Ring tone
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 25, 2011

The Visitor

Writer/director Tom McCarthy, expanding on the theme of unexpected friendships that propelled 2003’s The Station Agent , is a subtle artist, and that trait extends to Jenkins.
Unforgettable direction
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 16, 2008