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Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Filled with Indian (and British) clichés, it is nonetheless a pleasant diversion that doesn't involve special effects or 3D glasses.
A pleasant diversion
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 04, 2012
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Review: The Debt

Based on the 2007 Israeli film Ha-Hov, the story weaves present and past together, with most of the action surrounding the fateful mission and the perilous web of duty, passion, and betrayal that still haunts the agents.
John Madden's smart, icy thriller
By PEG ALOI  |  September 02, 2011
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Review: The Green Hornet

If The Green Hornet were a car, it would be less like the lethally loaded '65 black Chrysler Imperial driven by the film's heroes and more like the homonymous shitbox discontinued by Dodge in 1987.
Seth, where is thy sting?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 14, 2011
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Review: 44 Inch Chest

What to do with a kidnapped cuckolder?
Suffocated by chewy, self-congratulatory dialogue
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 05, 2010
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Interview: Eddie Izzard

"I don't mind that mainstream people go, 'What the hell is this guy on about?' I'd rather be at this end of town."
Dressing as he pleases
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 08, 2010
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Review: Duplicity

Like Steven Soderbergh in his Oceans series, Tony Gilroy seems to have decided to take a break from making serious movies like 2007's Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton .
Let's just say that Gilroy is no Ernst Lubitsch when it comes to sophisticated, saucy effervescence. Or a Hitchcock, either.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 18, 2009


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RocknRolla

Wilkinson and Butler put in game performances, and the rest of the eclectic ensemble perform with gusto.
Plot holes spackled over with slick visual wizardry
By TOM MEEK  |  November 06, 2008
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The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll

It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008
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Are we grading on a curve?

It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 23, 2008
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The Oscars go to Hell

Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2008
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Cassandra's Dream

Well, as we used to say about the Sox and can still say about Woody Allen movies, there’s always next year.
Unbearably grim
By MARK BAZER  |  January 16, 2008


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And justice for one . . .

“I’m not a miracle worker, I’m a janitor.”
Clooney cleans up as Michael Clayton
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 03, 2007
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Dedication

The solid performances and edgy touches by actor Justin Theroux go far, but it’s all wasted on a Grinch.
What it takes to warm up to sociopathic leads
By TOM MEEK  |  September 19, 2007
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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

Growing Maine culture

A look back at the highlights of the decade
A look back at the highlights of the decade
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 01, 1900