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Crossword: ''Slash of inspiration''

You have to draw the line somewhere
You have to draw the line somewhere
By MATT JONES  |  March 05, 2009

Crossword: ''Just playing''

It's what's on the outside that counts.
It's what's on the outside that counts.
By MATT JONES  |  February 11, 2009

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

Scores in nearly every department
Kevin Rafferty's 40th-anniversary documentary about the fabled Game of 1968 — when both teams were unbeaten and Harvard, after being completely outplayed by the 16th-ranked Elis, scored 16 points in the final 42 seconds to "win" — has no designs on being innovative: contemporary interviews with the players are intercut with slightly fuzzy but quite acceptable footage of the game.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 24, 2008

Murder in six degrees

Peter Ivers — pals with john Belushi to the Circle Jerks — was killed in 1983. A new book recalls his fascinating life — and mysterious death.
You’ve probably never heard of Peter Ivers.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 10, 2008

What a break

McCain struts his stuff as Russia attacks Georgia
A shout out of big-time thanks from the John McCain campaign to our friends in Georgia that are being mercilessly bombed by the Russian military after provoking Big Bad Vlad Putin!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 13, 2008

Holy multiplicity, Batman!

A Caped-Crusader scorecard
A Caped-Crusader scorecard
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 16, 2008

Local culler

Paul Sherman’s Big Screen Boston
For peddling some not-for-sale DVDs to a dubious Internet customer, local critic Paul Sherman found himself in the middle of an FBI sting, removed from his reviewing posts at the Boston Herald and the Improper Bostonian , and under voluntary house arrest.
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 22, 2008

Country for gold men

And Blood will out at the Oscars  
All kinds of voting has been taking place lately — for presidential candidates, for union contracts, for Oscar nominees.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 22, 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

Crossword: ''The worst of 2007''

Let us look back, and feel shame.
Let us look back, and feel shame.
By MATT JONES  |  January 09, 2008

Interview: Josh Brolin

On the brink of fame in No Country for Old Men
Josh Brolin has distinguished himself mostly by appearing in the worst movies of great directors.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2007

Quiet men

The Coens step back in No Country for Old Men  
At heart, the Coen Brothers’ movies are about death — arbitrary, relentless, insidiously clever, with a gallows sense of humor.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2007

In the Valley of Elah

A 90-minute Oscar wanna-be
Few will deny that the war dehumanizes, but Haggis’s suggestion that everybody who comes back is a sociopath won’t win many friends.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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


Maverick Square rises
One of the most fantastic views of the Beantown skyline is from East Boston’s Maverick Square waterfront.
By PHIL AMARA  |  May 18, 2007

Harvard Square

Ground zero for so much, for so many
Harvard Square was very different 40 years ago.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 15, 2006

Route 666

Natural Born Killers is Oliver Stone's comic debut
This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2006

The plot thickens

Oliver Stone rewrites history with lightning in JFK
This article originally appeared in the December 20, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2006

Prairie state

Altman spins Keillor’s Companion piece
I never listened to more than a few minutes of Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion .
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 07, 2006

Sundance kids?

Our man at SxSW
Phooey on the narrative-film judges at Austin’s 13th South by Southwest Film Festival for bestowing awards on suffocatingly conventional movies.
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 31, 2006

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Rating: 3 stars
It brings to mind films as diverse as Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia , John Sayles’s Lone Star and even The Wizard of Oz , but the end result is Tommy Lee Jones’s own shaggy-corpse story.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 02, 2006

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