bestnom1000x50

cops

Latest Articles

end-of-watch_listv

Review: End of Watch

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña aren't exactly corrupt cops in this self-important police drama, they're just fascistic assholes.
Self-important police drama
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 21, 2012
jazzletter4

Jazz isn't dead

Regarding your report on the end of jazz programming at WGBH ("Gone, gone, gone," Arts and Entertainment, July 13), jazz isn't dead.
Letters to the Boston editors, August 10, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 10, 2012
Short Takes: Sleepless Night

Review: Sleepless Night

"We're in deep shit," says one of the perpetrators of a bungled drug heist in Frédéric Jardin's expert thriller. It's about to get deeper.
Frédéric Jardin's expert thriller
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 13, 2012
Film Review: Polisse

Review: Polisse

The third feature by French actress and filmmaker Maïwenn, about the inner-workings of Paris's Child Protection Unit (CPU), is certainly kinetic, though also mannered and hyperbolic.
Maïwenn's third feature film
By PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN  |  May 25, 2012
21 jumpstreet

Review: 21 Jump Street

Everyone bemoans the endless sequels and remakes, but occasionally a treasure like Phil Lord and Chris Miller's 21 Jump Street comes along that redeems the rehashing.
More than just a rehash
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  March 16, 2012
list_Rampart_66

Review: Rampart

The rotten cop flick has become a mini-genre of sorts, a subset of noir, going back at least to Orson Welles's Touch of Evil .
Oren Moverman's portrait of a rotten cop
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 17, 2012


Review - Miss Bala

Review: Miss Bala

Gerardo Naranjo's superb new feature, Miss Bala , brilliantly draws on the conflicted personality of a young beauty pageant contestant as a tragically stark emblem of Mexico's all-enveloping drug wars.
Gerardo Naranjo's superb new feature
By PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN  |  January 27, 2012
N17_LIST

Photos: Occupy Boston on the National Day of Action

On November 17, 2011, hundreds of Occupy Boston and MassUniting marchers (labor unions, community organizers; SEUI, Local Ironworkers, Jobs for Justice, and more) took to the city streets again in solidarity with another global day of action.
Charlestown Bridge | November 17, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 18, 2011

Photos: Occupy Boston celebrates one-month anniversary at Dewey Square

Occupy Boston celebrates the one-month anniversary of their protest at Dewey Square on October 30, 2011.
Dewey Square | October 30, 2011
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  November 04, 2011
skate crawl 3

Skate of the union

The malt angels from Pabst Blue Ribbon were on hand to fuel us up, and to hook up sweat bands that, incidentally, would come in handy to absorb the blood.
Pissed pedaling
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2011
list_shorttakes_guard66

Review: The Guard

With equal parts In the Heat of the Night , Coup de Torchon , and good old Irish blarney, John Michael McDonagh's Connacht-set cop story would be too clever by half if not for Brendan Gleeson's canny performance.
John Michael McDonagh's cop story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 05, 2011


Cops seize guns from Arlington comics-store asshole


You may recall Travis Corcoran, erstwhile blogger and founder of the online comics store heavyink.com, the guy who saw fit to post some advice to...
By S.I. Rosenbaum  |  January 18, 2011
Rodgers_turkey_list

Thanks for nothing: Rhode Island Turkeys 2010

Thanksgiving has arrived. And you know what that means: dinner with your boorish uncle, the disturbing quiver of canned cranberry sauce, and the Phoenix 's second annual list of Rhode Island turkeys — people and institutions who committed crimes again
In our second annual list of Rhode Island Turkeys, the Phoenix fingers 12 people and institutions who committed crimes against the state
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 26, 2010