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Photos + Review: Pretenders, Cat Power at Pavilion

The Pretenders + Cat Power + Juliette Lewis | August 12, 2009 at Bank of America Pavilion
The Pretenders + Cat Power + Juliette Lewis | August 12, 2009 at Bank of America Pavilion
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009

Review: Ponyo

Visually stunning, but leaves you shaking your head
In a film like Spirited Away (2001), Hayao Miyazaki takes flight and creates his own seductive animated universe. When tied to a Disney fable about the environment and true love, he lurches from cliché to myth to things that just leave you shaking your head.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 12, 2009

La Roux | La Roux

Polydor (2009)
Polydor (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 22, 2009

What kind of Trosexual are you?

 33 newly discovered sexual sub-species uncovered by the truly exhausted Phoenix staff
Sexual deviants
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 26, 2009

Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Age before beauty
The film evokes the mystery and pathos of a life lived. In reverse.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 06, 2009

Numb Skull

Indiana Jones’s mild Kingdom
You can’t say they don’t warn you.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 22, 2008

Spring brakes

Spring Arts Preview: Some diversions before the summer onslaught
Funny how spring movies can mirror the options of spring break.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 10, 2008

The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll

Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008

Are we grading on a curve?

Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 23, 2008

The Oscars go to Hell

The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2008

Auteur land?

‘Film Culture’ in 2007
Granted, Sweeney Todd is a grim, violent, misanthropic musical.
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 17, 2007

Covering Dylan

From Newport to I’m Not There
Dylan is his own cover band.
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  November 20, 2007

The unnamable

Todd Haynes’s not-Dylan movie
If Bob Dylan were a real movie director, I’m Not There is probably the movie he’d make about his own life
By JON GARELICK  |  November 20, 2007

Bogus Bess

Elizabeth: The Golden Age is leaden
“History,” Winston Churchill told us, “is written by the victors.”
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 10, 2007

Yankee know-how

Telluride’s new American wave?
Back from the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, I proclaim a renaissance of American cinema.
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 12, 2007

War zones

Fall films face terror at home and abroad
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007

America Blows

Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007

Smoking hot

Cigarettes on the silver screen
In honor of May 31, International No Tabacco Day, we’re listing the some of the most seminal smoking scenes on the silver screen.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 01, 2007

Notes on a Scandal

A perfect fit for the British
Patrick Marber adapts Zoë Heller’s dark, satirical novel for the screen, and the film directed by Richard Eyre, with a juicy Brit Pack cast. Watch the trailer for Notes on a Scandal  (QuickTime)
By PEG ALOI  |  February 20, 2007


It's no Crash
String together a handful of stories, contrive a semblance of irony and fate with artificial connections, inject innocuous liberal sentiments, and you’ve got Oscar nominations, à la last year’s Crash. Watch the trailer for Babel  (QuickTime)
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

Babel rousers

Oscar opts for liberal gilt
It’s not often that I feel this way, but this year I’m kind of proud of my profession.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 17, 2007

The Good German

Packs in the movie stars
Steven Soderbergh merges his mainstream aptitude with his proclivity for experimentation, making a conventional post-WW2 proto-espionage noir packed with movie stars, but daring to make it in the black-and-white style of period classics like The Third Man, Notorious , and The Lady from Shanghai . Watch the trailer for The Good German  (QuickTime)
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  December 20, 2006

The Fountain

Darren Aronofsky ( Pi, Requiem for a Dream ) took a big risk in proceeding with this project after original leads Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett left the film. Watch the trailer for The Fountain  (QuickTime)
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 21, 2006

Fall back

This season, Hollywood lives in the past
If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006

Drawing conclusions

Picking the brain of Scott McCloud, the world's reigning comics genius
“We face the audience more in American comics than characters do in Japanese and European comics,” says McCloud. “Here in America characters tend to block you at the door.”
By IAN A. MAISEL  |  June 22, 2006

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