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Film Review: Double Trouble

Review: Double Trouble

David Chang's inept martial arts comedy confirms the genius of Jackie Chan.
Inept martial arts comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 08, 2012

Signs of the Times

Regarding "A Walk on the Wild Side" , about the "Boston Combat Zone: 1969–1978" exhibit at the Howard Yezerski Gallery: the complete Naked i sign is owned by neon collector Dave Waller, who lent the Yezerski one section of it.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 5, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 05, 2010

Review: Formosa Betrayed

Had Adam Kane's Formosa Betrayed come out 25 years ago, it might have been an eye-opening exposé.
Newsflash: All was not rosy during the Reagan years
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 26, 2010

Delay of game

Splinter Cell: Conviction , BioShock 2 , Heavy Rain — these are just some of the eagerly awaited titles that won't be coming to your video-game console this fall.
With some big names shelved, 10 releases to watch for this fall
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 18, 2009

My year in food

The 2008 Dining Awards 
The 2008 Dining Awards 
By BY ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 23, 2008

One sings, one doesn’t

This year, at least one element in “Boston Film Festival” is no longer true.
The BFF has little to celebrate; the HFA has ‘Edward Yang’
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 10, 2008


Jo Jo Taipei

The contemporary cuisine of Taiwan, for its part, is influenced by Chinese, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese colonists.
Seldom enjoyed; thoroughly enjoyable
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 06, 2008

Wisteria House

As one of Boston’s first Taiwan-style restaurants, Wisteria House had a 10-year run on Newbury Street. It has now moved its operations to Cambridge.
Newbury Street’s loss is Cambridge’s gain
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 25, 2008

Normandy calling

The last time I saw Paris, it certainly wasn’t in a film by Bruno Dumont.
Bruno Dumont’s Flandres, plus Edward Yang
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 18, 2007

America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007

Far out

Carol Abbe sat very still on the international flight taking her from Beirut to Taipei.
As the war escalates, a onetime hippie chick reflects on the groovy time she spent in Afghanistan and Iran in the late ’60s
By LAUREN WOLFE  |  May 04, 2007


Editors' picks: City life

Spogga, Figments, Teamworks, and more.
Best uses for dead trees, best old-fashioned spoken word, best place to realize you have no game, and more


Those who saw Dubfire in Boston last September will be surprised by the sound of these two sets.
Taipei | Global Underground
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  March 27, 2007

Triple ploy

Of the world’s great directors, Taiwan’s Hou Hsiao-Hsien is one of the most obscure.
Hou Hsiao-Hsien does it Three Times  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 28, 2006