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A timeline of time-travel movies
It's a good time for time-travel movies. Looper opens this week, joining Midnight in Paris , Men in Black 3 , The Sound of My Voice , and others as recent examples.
| September 27, 2012
The Master — P.T. Anderson's controversial tour de force
Although Paul Thomas Anderson insists that all similarities are coincidental, his astounding new film The Master has riled up Scientologists.
| September 20, 2012
Ten fall film releases
Unlike his debut feature, In Bruges, the title of prolific playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh's hilarious, ingenious, and sneakily profound second movie, Seven Psychopaths, gives you a good idea of what you're in for.
| September 24, 2012
Martin McDonagh’s second film, Seven Psychopaths
Unlike his debut feature, In Bruges, the title of prolific playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh's hilarious, ingenious, and sneakily profound second movie, Seven Psychopaths , gives you a good idea of what you're in for.
| September 17, 2012
Interview: Leslye Headland on the women behaving badly in Bachelorette
Sins & Sensibility
Leslye Headland was flabbergasted.
| September 07, 2012
Are we voting at the box office?
The accompanying chart classifies various big budget releases over the past 15 months according to their political leanings based on my interpretation of the film.
| August 22, 2012
The Hollywood blockbuster guide to the politics of patriotism
Red, white, and blue screens
Patriotism may be the last resort of the scoundrel, but lately it's proven a hot property in Hollywood.
| August 23, 2012
Interview: Julie Delpy explores her neuroses in New York
Days and Confused
Actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter Julie Delpy excels at many things, but what she really wants to do is direct.
| August 17, 2012
Interview: The RiffTrax crew revisit another 'classic'
MST3K took its curtain call in 1999 after 10 years on cable, but the show's end ultimately liberated host Mike Nelson and the revolving cast of cinematic satirists.
| August 07, 2012
Interview: Zoe Kazan brings the write stuff to Ruby Sparks
In your dreams
Her parents are both Hollywood screenwriters, and her grandfather, Elia Kazan, was a legendary director, so it couldn't have been a surprise when Zoe Kazan chose a career in show business as opposed to, say, becoming an accountant or a park ranger.
| August 01, 2012
Interview: Lauren Greenfield looks at The Queen of Versailles
The Queen of Versailles ought to start with a disclaimer: "WARNING: This film may test your ability to laugh at the misfortune of assholes."
| July 25, 2012
David Kornfeld’s high noon
The most exacting movie projectionist in Boston faces down what he sees as movie history’s most cataclysmic technological “advance”
Ian was warning me about David again.
| July 25, 2012
Batman — From the comic to the chthonic
Behind the cowl.
| July 20, 2012
The cast and crew shed light on The Dark Knight
More than your average comic-book-hero movie — Green Lantern (2011) and Fantastic Four (2005) come to mind — Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has demonstrated an uncanny political insight and prescience.
| July 18, 2012
Interview: Survivors speak out in Kirby Dick’s shocking War
Invisible no more
The career of documentarian Kirby Dick begins with aspects of individual sexuality, in films like 1986's Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate and 1997's Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist .
| July 09, 2012
The Provincetown International Film Festival honors three indie icons
How do you know you're at the 14th annual Provincetown International Film Festival (June 13-17) and not some other cinephilic shindig?
| June 20, 2012
Interview: Justin Theroux brings Rock of Ages to the screen
Long before Justin Theroux started getting attention as a movie actor — playing a filmmaker in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, playing a dueling DJ in Ben Stiller's Zoolander — he couldn't decide whether to be another pretty face or to paint them.
| June 18, 2012
Aliens: a history
Looking back on past Phoenix reviews of Alien movies
The Phoenix has been reviewing Alien movies for longer than any of us can remember.
| June 07, 2012
A genetic analysis of the Alien franchise
From Alien to Prometheus .
| June 06, 2012
All Things Alien
From Alien to Prometheus
Prometheus offered director Ridley Scott an opportunity to return to the franchise he created more than three decades ago and us a chance to look again at all the Alien spinoffs of the intervening years and their place in our cultural history. And, oh, Peter Keough also tell us what he thinks about the new movie.
| June 08, 2012
Secret identities get a workout in this summer’s movies
This summer, it's not enough for heroes to have superpowers; they have to suffer existentially as well.
| June 05, 2012
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| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
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[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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