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Micachu & The Shapes -- Never

Micachu & The Shapes | Never

Like her stylistic sista Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Micachu's Mica Levi makes pixelated, abstract anti-pop that sounds like marionettes jamming in an aluminum factory.
Rough Trade (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  July 20, 2012
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Falling Skyward's The Ships Are Calling

It's been a while since a local band evoked the likes of Killing Joke, but with the way that Falling Skyward mesh pop dance synths and beats with double-kick-drum metal, it's hard not to recall the 1980 debut Killing Joke, and the swirling dance synths
Down with the upside
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 30, 2012
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Dog daze

Letters to the Boston editors, March 9, 2012.
Letters to the Boston editors, March 9, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 09, 2012
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The best films of 2011 are not the ballyhooed

The films this year were kind of like the current field of Republican presidential candidates: some are entertaining, but there's no clear frontrunner, and there's more attention on the flashiest and least substantial than on the more thoughtful and genu
Also-rans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 23, 2011

Best Supporting Actor


Again, in the second round, Albert Brooks in "Drive." Runner-up is Max Von Sydow  in "Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close."
By Peter Keough  |  December 11, 2011
Weekend: Review

Review: Weekend

Among the world's masterpieces of misanthropy, Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 opus follows a loathsome, greedy, sexually perverse bourgeois married couple on a weekend jaunt into the French countryside during which they plan to murder the wife's dying father,
Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 opus
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 09, 2011


The Color Wheel: Review

Review: The Color Wheel

Alex Ross Perry's self-consciously coy indulgence reminds me of the work of Diablo Cody, but slighter and more irritating.
A black-and-white road movie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 02, 2011
Driven to extremes, 2

Driven to extremes, 2


 I had been skeptical about disgruntled filmgoer Sarah Deming's lawsuit stating, among other things, that the film "Drive" might rouse anti-Semitic violence. I didn't think...
By Peter Keough  |  October 13, 2011
Driven to extremes

Driven to extremes


I start to worry about my judgment when I see that the things I like about some films rouse people to litigation and rioting. For...
By Peter Keough  |  October 10, 2011
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Review: Drive

Nicolas Winding Refn's sleek heist flick offers more quiet moments than you'd expect with a title like Drive .
A lot going on below the surface
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 16, 2011
Truck Driver's Blues

Truck Driver's Blues


Here's a video of Private Snowball driving through the Utah desert. ...
By Charlie  |  April 16, 2009