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Big Fat Whale
Adapted from a 13th-century stage play, this historical melodrama seems torn between trying to be a theatrical fable and a flashy action film.
| July 27, 2012
Review: Showtime’s The Borgias
The second season of The Borgias (Sunday at 9 pm, Showtime) enters a crowded Sunday night field: HBO's Game of Thrones , AMC's Mad Men , even AMC's much discredited The Killing .
| April 06, 2012
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
| December 09, 2011
Lyric's Or, mines the Restoration
Liz Duffy Adams's dramaturgical homage, Or, , is more florid than floral and sometimes clever bordering on cute. But the play, being given a brisk area premiere by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston (through November 6), is ingenious.
Before and aphra
| October 21, 2011
Review: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
The latest action epic from Hong Kong new wave director Tsui Hark ( Once Upon a Time in China ) is a fact-based historical drama set in 689 AD, a period when "all hell was about to break loose," according to the dense narration that opens the film.
| September 23, 2011
Review: The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan
An investigative doc brimming with cultural resonance and historical savvy, Henry Corra's film has ahold of a pungent story — that of the titular black Texan fella who vanished in Vietnam 40 years ago.
Rich in mysteries
| September 02, 2011
Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams explore the frontier
Had Samuel Beckett made a Western, it might have resembled Kelly Reichardt's inscrutable tale, which is based on a real incident from the great Westward Migration.
| May 06, 2011
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