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Metro-checking

Warning: Too much hockey viewing may lead to violent outbursts.
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  January 25, 2013
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Does everyone feel safe?

Brainstorming on how to deter mass killings.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  December 21, 2012
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Review: Solomon Kane

The last time Pete Postlethwaite died onscreen, he was being gunned down in The Town .

By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 05, 2012
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Only connect: The Boston Palestine Film Festival

The Middle East, as usual, is a mess, but its cinema, both Israeli and Palestinian, offers hope.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 05, 2012
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Strike Back blows shit up!

How many post-9/11 action-adventure roller-coaster rides can we take?
Wham-Bam!
By JON GARELICK  |  August 17, 2012
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Review: 5 Broken Cameras

Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, goes through five different cameras from 2005 to 2010, each one broken when the Israeli military or police assault him as he tries to record the ongoing turmoil.
Recording turmoil
By PEG ALOI  |  June 22, 2012


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Is shooting people causing you legal problems?

Self-defense doesn't end when their life does!
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  June 15, 2012
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Review: Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 makes video-game violence mean something again.
Max Payne's bloody Brazilian getaway
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 15, 2012
Film: Where Do We Go Now?

Review: Where Do We Go Now?

Lebanese director Nadine Labaki's whimsical film about internecine slaughter has a tone problem from the very start: a group of widows engage in a goofy line dance while the voiceover narrator bewails the death toll of religious warfare.
Nadine Labaki's whimsical film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 25, 2012
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Review: Battleship

Hasbro's Transformers have made a mint; why not make a movie out of Battleship ?
Why not?
By ANN LEWINSON  |  May 18, 2012
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Review: Safe

There actually is a safe in Boaz Yakin's Safe , but you have to wade through a lot of blood to get there, and then more after that.
A lot of blood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 04, 2012


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Who killed Daddy Black?

On September 28, 1932, thousands of mourners crowded the streets of Providence to say goodbye to Arthur "Daddy" Black, the legendary Number King of Rhode Island.

By GEORGE P. HASSETT AND ROBERT CVORNYEK  |  March 30, 2012
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Review: Life Without Principle

Johnnie To's latest opens as Chinese police arrive at a crime scene, portending his usual slice of bloody action.
Johnnie To's latest film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 16, 2012
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Review: Gone

The Portland police department won't be too happy to see themselves outclassed by Amanda Seyfried's big-eyed, waifish Jill in Heitor Dhalia's moody but middling thriller.
Heitor Dhalia's moody but middling thriller
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 02, 2012
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Review: The Darkness II

Have you ever felt a rage so powerful and consuming that it seemed to be operating under its own control? That's the Darkness.
The heart of the matter
By MITCH KRPATA  |  February 17, 2012
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Brian Zink, Marisa Martino, and Robin Mandel

Zink's new show, "Assembled" at Howard Yezerski Gallery (460 Harrison Ave, Boston, through February 7), features handsome, hard-edged abstractions assembled from mod, jitterbugging patterns of flat Plexiglass tiles.
By design
By GREG COOK  |  January 13, 2012


Outrage: Review

Review: Outrage

When it comes to ruthlessness, the yakuzas in Takeshi Kitano's slick bloodbath make the Corleones look like the Brady Bunch.
Ruthless yakuzas
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 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
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Photos: Anonymous Boston at The Fourth Wall Project

The Fourth Wall Project hosts a panel discussion with Dan Kennedy (Media Nation), Howard Manly (Bay State Banner), Sarah Ann Shaw (WBZ), Chris Faraone (Boston Phoenix), Phillip Martin (WGBH), Marcela Garcia (El Planeta), in conjunction with the exhibi
Through November 19, 2011 | Fourth Wall Project
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  November 11, 2011
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Bullet career paths

Who or what do you hope to destroy?
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  November 11, 2011
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'Anonymous Boston' addresses the media's role in covering inner-city homicides

Jermaine Perry was shot multiple times and left for dead on his Mattapan doorstep on December 29, 2008.
Paying Respects
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 04, 2011


Boston Beatdown: Police rough up Veterans for Peace, arrest 100 in retaking second #OccupyBoston location

Boston Beatdown: Police rough up Veterans for Peace, arrest 100 in retaking second #OccupyBoston location


We'll have more in the morning. If you want the full story, we'll point you to our Twitter feed, where we've been covering #OccupyBoston --...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 11, 2011

Young activists explore police department

There are three streets in Portland that police lieutenant Janine Roberts won't walk down alone, learned a group of interested citizens organized by the League of Young Voters on a visit to the Portland Police Department last Wednesday.
Portland 101
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 23, 2011
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Is Boardwalk Empire about to enter its golden age?

Dispel any remaining doubts. The new season (which begins this Sunday at 9 pm on HBO) unfolds with a new leisurely, cinematic grandeur.
Easy livin'
By JON GARELICK  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: Killer Elite

First Point Blank and now Killer Elite — isn't there a copyright law about stealing the titles of a better movie? Gary McEndry's espionage thriller isn't bad, but it isn't Peckinpah; all the two films have in common are the title and lots of shootin
Narrative confusion
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: Straw Dogs

Remaking, polishing, and in effect housebreaking what should've remained untamed and feral, Rod Lurie's new version of the Peckinpah classic follows the original's story beats closely, and so the devil is in the details.
Rod Lurie's new version of the Peckinpah classic
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  September 23, 2011


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Tampa re-emerging as a death-metal hotbed

People up here in the Northeast normally associate Tampa, Florida, with balmy beaches and snowbirds. But look beyond the sands and the area is the perfect grindcore dystopia: boulevards flanked by miles of strip sprawl cut across a lattice of low-slung
Dark rays
By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  August 26, 2011

Getting men involved in anti-violence campaigns

Male locker rooms are not known as the most female-friendly, aggression-free zones, nor are healthy, safe relationships the first thing we associate with college athletic culture.
Team players
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 29, 2011
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Turning feminist theory into a visceral rape deterrent

In Africa, your vagina can get spikes for $2. No longer just a revenge dream, this device — called Rape-aXe — was actually distributed for free last year at the World Cup in South Africa.
Striking back
By DENA RIEGEL  |  April 29, 2011
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Review: Super

If, unlike me, you wish there had been more to the brief exchanges between Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page in Juno , then the dark new comedy from James Gunn ( Slither ) might be for you.
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By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 01, 2011