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Short Take: Peace, Love and Misunderstanding

Review: Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

When her husband (Kyle MacLachlan) asks for a divorce, New York corporate lawyer Diane (Catherine Keener) takes her teenage children, brainy vegan Zoe (Elizabeth Olsen) and Werner Herzog-wannabe Jake (Nat Wolff), up to Woodstock to meet her estranged mo
Summer of free love
By ANN LEWINSON  |  June 08, 2012
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Interview: Adam Green gets frightful laughs with 'Holliston'

Director and Holliston native Adam Green ( Frozen, Hatchet ) knows a thing or two about what it's like to be stuck in your hometown post-college, working a dead-end job, and pining for the high school girl of your dreams. Green parlayed all that angst i
Native son
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  March 30, 2012
Happy, Happy...

Review: Happy, Happy

First time filmmaker Anne Sewitsky finds a compassionate way to tell a familiar tale of adultery, and she's helped immeasurably by a first-rate acting ensemble, especially the two superlative actresses, whom you could imagine cast in films of the late I
A familiar tale of adultery
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: Cowboys & Aliens

As Dolarhyde, the cattle baron lording over the frontier town in Jon Favreau's pastiche of Western and sci-fi movies, Harrison Ford has the best lines. Like: "That's ridiculous!" — said when someone explains why Independence Day -like aliens are blasti
Favreau's pastiche of Western and sci-fi movies
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 05, 2011
The GOP goes to "Town"

The GOP goes to "Town"

 According to the "Washington Post," House Republicans were shown a clip from Ben Affleck's movie "The Town"  to rally support for John Boehner's most recent...
By Peter Keough  |  July 27, 2011
Slaine to Appear on NBC's "The Cape" Tonight

Slaine to Appear on NBC's "The Cape" Tonight

Boston's most notorious rap scoundrel slash actor Slaine - best known theatrically from roles in "The Town" and "Gone Baby Gone" - is set to...
By Chris Faraone  |  February 28, 2011


Oscar nominee predictions 2011: Social anxiety

Last year's Oscar program had a celebratory feeling about it that's not always associated with the most watched ceremony in the world.
Oscar looks back, turns inward
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 21, 2011

Six Boston accents worthy of Oscar

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By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 10, 2010

Termanology and Statik take Lawtown national

At a middle school in Roxbury last week, a teacher friend of mine, hardly expecting a landmark response, asked her students to list their favorite hip-hop artists. One brave young cat passed up Wayne and T-Pain to prop a home-town hero: "Termanology ca
Mass appeal
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 22, 2010

Interview: Aaron Sorkin, screenplay writer of ''The Social Network''

Aaron Sorkin is one dapper guy.
Sorkin on hackers, Harvard, and getting even
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010

"The Town" Trailer Mashed-Up "Star Wars" Style

It's kind of like the way Chamillionaire knew he made it after Wierd Al ran some satire on him. Ben Affleck's Charlestown flick The Town...
By Chris Faraone  |  September 28, 2010


Photos: Red-carpet premiere of ''The Town'' at Fenway Park

In the line-up: Ben Affleck, Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Matt Damon, and more
Live from the premiere screening of "The Town"
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  September 17, 2010

Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall on the Town

Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, who play Doug and Jem, a pair of Charlestown gangsters in Affleck’s stunning adaptation of local author Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves , make for an intense, photogenic screen couple. That is, until Rebecca Hall com
Class acts
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2010

Review: The Town

There’s an episode in Chuck Hogan’s Prince of Thieves that I was sure Ben Affleck was going to include in his adaptation of the novel.
Ben Affleck is a criminal genius. Bank on it.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2010

Man about Town: Chuck Hogan

One day back in 2009, Chuck Hogan snuck onto the set of the movie adaptation of his own novel. He was not recognized, once, by anyone at all.

By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 17, 2010

The talk of The Town

Owen Burke had been out of the joint for just six months when he got the call: someone wanted him to read for a part in Ben Affleck's blockbuster bank-heist flick The Town . "Who the fuck is this?" he asked.
Ben Affleck's getaway drivers give us a tour
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 10, 2010

Charlestown Oxy Contin Movie Trailer Finally Arrives

A few months ago - while Ben Affleck was in Boston shooting The Town - we ran a story about that film and Oxy Morons,...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 27, 2010

Hardboiled hub

When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009
Hey, Ben Affleck just moved in downstairs from us

Hey, Ben Affleck just moved in downstairs from us

 We got a new neighbor today -- for the next week, Ben Affleck and his crew will be kicking around downstairs from Phoenix HQ, filming...
By webteam  |  September 18, 2009