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Review: Bran Nue Dae

It's not just the spelling that's problematic
The music does range from gospel to filmi to country — but there isn't a hook anywhere.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  September 08, 2010


Horse vs. airplane vs. race car: who wins?

Steam, Punk?
Declaring something the event of the century? Bold move.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  August 26, 2010


Matthew Dear | Black City

Ghostly International (2010)
This week, Matthew Dear is Matthew Dear.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  August 18, 2010


Things that go Bumpkin in the day

Rock Homesteady
What exactly makes Bumpkin Island the choice destination for the horde of artists who set up a makeshift colony on its shores every year?
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  August 04, 2010


Review: Charlie St. Cloud

Efron, Steers go overboard
Zac Efron should consider a new agent.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  August 04, 2010


Our hams are worth fighting for

'MA Men' return
Judging by the universally glowing reviews and the spitfire personality overhaul of Don Draper — now finally impervious to the dead-eyed glare of that vapid bitch Betty — Sunday's Mad Men season premiere proved the show won't be relinquishing its status as must-see-TV anytime soon.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  July 28, 2010


Review: Breaking Upwards

It isn't pretty, but it works
Young (he's 27) director Daryl Wein's debut feature is kind of a mess: he withholds and warps the emotions of the main characters till there's little sympathy to be had.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  July 13, 2010


Big Boi | Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

Def Jam Recordings (2010)
Saying Big Boi has flow is a gross understatement. The man has never encountered a beat too challenging for him to ride until the wheels fall off.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  July 13, 2010


Video: The 12 acts you should've seen at Bonnaroo 2010

From the xx to Jay-Z
When I told my bosses here at the Phoenix  that I was going to need some time off to attend Bonnaroo for my third year in a row, I expected to hear something along the lines of, "Have fun, don't die, and we'll see you when you get back."
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  June 22, 2010


Review: Don Mckay

  Delightfully hammy, numbed-down neo-noir
Jake Goldberger’s film is a dizzying affair that builds toward an overwhelming onslaught of twists.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 31, 2010


Review: City Island

Bronx jeer
In this harmless indie comedy, Vince Rizzo (Andy Garcia) is a macho patriarch with two mouthy kids and acting aspirations he conceals from his wife (Julianna Margulies) for fear of sullying his manly image.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 31, 2010


Review: Our Family Wedding

Milks the unfunny from any and all black and Latino stereotypes
Mock high jinks ensue when an interracial couple (America Ferrera and Lance Gross) travel home to inform their families of their engagement.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 17, 2010


Review: Vivian Girls at Great Scott

A sliver of summer in Allston
Could there be a more appropriate soundtrack to this past weekend's premature taste of spring than a Vivian Girls show?
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 12, 2010
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