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Lewiston’s aging relic

Lewiston and the Somalis. Nice ring to it, eh? Maybe a quirky new Wes Anderson film involving a genteel English butler and refugees from a war-torn nation?
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  October 12, 2012
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New Penzance = Rhode Island

Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom is the most profitable film in recent memory at Newport's indie emporium, the Jane Pickens Theater. And little wonder.
A tour of the whimsical world of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 27, 2012
Cannes: Rust and Bone

Cannes turns 65 and shows no signs of retiring

Sixty-five is the age at which people think of retiring. Arguably the world's greatest film festival, Cannes — whose 65th edition began the day after beaming Socialist François Hollande was sworn in as President of France — has no such plans. This yea
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By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 25, 2012
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The hipster Harry Potter

The inside flap of Wildwood — the new young-adult fantasy novel by Decemberist Colin Meloy — claims that the book is for ages nine and up.
Colin Meloy’s fake children’s book isn’t for children at all
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: A Town Called Panic (2010)

It is, indeed, a golden age for animation, where silent montages can wrenchingly portray a lifelong bond (in Pete Docter's Up ), or a band of stop-motion foxes can act out complex and angsty family dynamics (Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox ), or a c
Chaos reigns in a Belgian Town Called Panic
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 12, 2010

Wes Anderson, Stephen King, John Hodgman, and JSF mourn Salinger; Bret Easton Ellis rejoices


We have to hand it to the Onion for writing the ultimate J.D. Salinger tribute; this truly is the final word on the subject. And...
By Carrie Battan  |  January 29, 2010


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Vampire Weekend | Contra

There are a few words I did not expect to use in describing Vampire Weekend's second album. Paul-Simony-er is one of them.
XL (2010)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 08, 2010
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Blu Christmas . . . without DVD

Ah, yes: the most wonderful time of the year, tinged with muddy snow and the creeping darkness of our most recent Depression.
Kick your films into hi-def this season with those other shiny silver discs
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2009
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Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Welcome to the Dahl-house
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 27, 2009
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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009
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Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait

"Not many people may know of my films, but I think they may have more legs than, like, a Kate Hudson movie."
Bobcat unleashes another not-so-funny comedy
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  September 04, 2009


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Rattle your cage

You'll excuse Emilia Dahlin if her first release since the well-received God Machine in 2006 is a six-song EP.
Emilia Dahlin continues to push the envelope
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 24, 2009
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Beirut | March of the Zapotecs | Realpeople | Holland

Willed into existence when the commercial needs of the mid-20th-century record industry required something in the intermediate price point between a single and a then-pricy album, the lowly EP has developed into the musical equivalent of the novella.
Pompeii/Revolver (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  February 18, 2009

MASTER P'S THEATER

"It's quite simple, really," Dr. Branom tells Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange . "We're just going to show you some films."
One local video editor has build a following paying homage to Hollywood's coolest directors. So why is YouTube all up in his grill?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 18, 2009
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Wish-fulfillment for a burning world

From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 08, 2008
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A Christmas Tale

Maybe Charles, who died of leukemia three decades ago, at the age of six, knew what he was doing.
A twisted Christmas stocking
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 18, 2008


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The week in boners

With his new album expected to hit #1 on the Billboard charts this week, I think (Nasty) Nas is getting a bit swell-headed.
Ross exposed, FCC hosed, hicks opposed
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 28, 2008
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The power of love

Carl Wilson’s recent entry into Continuum’s esteemed 33 1/3 series — a series of books by critics and musicians devoted to canonical pop albums — is framed by an irresistible concept.
A respected music critic contemplates Celine Dion and has a crisis of conscience
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 19, 2008
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The cuteness surge

Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 01, 2008
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Cynthia M. Reed

I’m your friendly neighborhood socialite/librarian.
Almost famous
By FRANK MULLIN  |  November 14, 2007
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Tourist attractions

Halfway through Wes Anderson’s picaresque train ride through India, everything stops.
Darjeeling is limited but rewarding
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 03, 2007


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Darjeeling unlimited

Movie miniaturist Wes Anderson ( The Royal Tenenbaums , Rushmore ) expands his horizons in The Darjeeling Limited.
Wes Anderson talks about India, Owen, and the short
By GARY SUSMAN  |  October 03, 2007
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War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007
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Better transformers

Maine film buffs have it tough.
MIFF 10 honors cinema’s past and future
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 11, 2007
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Smoking hot

In honor of May 31, International No Tabacco Day, we’re listing the some of the most seminal smoking scenes on the silver screen.
Cigarettes on the silver screen
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 01, 2007
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Golden anniversary

Happy 50th anniversary to the San Francisco Film Festival.
The SF Film Fest turns 50
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 16, 2007


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Live Free or Die

Seinfeld writers Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin conceived this project as a TV series, which is where it should have stayed.
New Hampshire deserves better than this
By TOM MEEK  |  March 28, 2007