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Darkness falls in the Dark Knight

Scars run deep in Christopher Nolan’s Götterdämmerung
“The night is darkest just before the dawn,” says District Attorney Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight .
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 12, 2009


A knockoff lacking zing
Leveraging the graphic novel by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, the film manages one juicy nugget of inspiration with its bland protagonist.
By TOM MEEK  |  June 25, 2008

The Bucket List

Doesn't kick it soon enough
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman do a lot of mugging in Rob Reiner’s new comedy.
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  January 09, 2008

Bad will hunting

Ben is back with Gone Baby Gone
Films about Boston tend to be no better than their worst Boston accent.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 18, 2007

Feast of Love

Raves from Mr. Skin
Feast of Love is a title that promises either extra helpings of the mysteries of the human heart or a smorgasbord of multiple positions.
By MARK BAZER  |  September 26, 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

Evan Almighty

The movie of the summer for the timid Christian paranoiacs
Finally, the 21st-century redo of the Oh, God!
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 20, 2007

The girls of summer

The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007

Static circuitry

Boy in Static sets a date, Rise prize, and Slaine
One of Circuits’ favorite local acts, BOY IN STATIC (a/k/a ALEX CHEN ), is preparing to release Violet , the follow-up to his remarkable debut, Newborn , on May 29. Boy In Static, "Where It Ends" (mp3)
By DAVID DAY  |  March 08, 2007

Hot beast

Penguins are so 2006. What animal will capture the public’s imagination in 2007?
Here are six possibilities, with the odds of their ascension.
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 21, 2006

Ten Items or Less

Worth checking-out
Hollywood slums with the lower classes in Brad Silbering’s charming two-person trifle, and the result is not as coy and condescending as it could have been.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 29, 2006

Lucky Number Slevin

Just another Pulp Fiction wannabe
“It all starts with a horse,” begins wheelchair-bound Mr. Goodkat (Bruce Willis), describing a “Kansas City shuffle” — hipster slang for elaborate misdirection, this film’s MO.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 05, 2006

The ultimate TEACHER movie

Movies . . . one profession at a time
Here’s the thing about teacher movies: they’re all the same.
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 28, 2006

Here we go again

Portland Diverse-City
Thinking about Black History Month.  
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 11, 2006

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