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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
| September 21, 2012
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
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| August 10, 2012
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
| July 13, 2012
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
PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN
| May 25, 2012
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
| March 16, 2012
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
| February 17, 2012
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
PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN
| January 27, 2012
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
| 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
| November 04, 2011
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.
| August 19, 2011
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
| 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...
| January 18, 2011
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
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| November 26, 2010
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