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Review: Seven Psychopaths
As in his debut In Bruges , Martin McDonagh here plays self-reflexive games while undermining the gangster genre.
| October 12, 2012
Review: Killer Joe
Matthew McConaughey's comeback tour may have peaked with his title role in this Southern-fried screwball noir.
William Friedkin adapts the play by Tracy Letts
| August 10, 2012
Review: Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 makes video-game violence mean something again.
Max Payne's bloody Brazilian getaway
| June 15, 2012
Review: God Bless America
The latest dark comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait tackles both vapid celebrity culture ( i.e. , Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, and American Idol ) and the indignity of being an office drone.
Bobcat Goldthwait tackles vapid celebrity culture
| May 18, 2012
Review: The Devil Inside
William Brent Bell's film opens with a disclaimer that "the Vatican does not endorse this movie." No kidding — the Catholic Church isn't exactly known for its sense of humor.
William Brent Bell's limp mockumentary
| January 13, 2012
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: The Hedgehog
Eleven-year-old Paloma (Garance Le Guillemic) agrees, and plans to kill herself on her 12th birthday because she doesn't want to end up like the other members of her family — goldfish in a bowl.
Mona Achache's adaptation of Muriel Barbery's best-seller
| September 02, 2011
Review: Final Destination 5
Are we dead yet? It would appear not, as the Final Destination franchise keeps slogging on, like a cross-country family road trip from hell (spoiler alert: somewhere around mile 600, Mom's going through the windshield).
| August 19, 2011
Will Kindles kill libraries?
This week, OverDrive itself will host its own conference to help libraries deal with a massive onslaught of patrons clamoring to check out books on their Kindles. Can embattled public institutions handle such a drastic change?
In this corner: libraries struggling to bring in patrons. In the other: Kindles looking to expand their market. Will it be a bloodbath, or can they hug it out?
| July 29, 2011
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