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Keep the Lights On avoids stereotypes but not shame

A decade of dysfunction
Keep the Lights On is only one hour and 42 minutes long, but by the conclusion of this 2012 indie film by director Ira Sachs, you feel that you've known the main characters, Erik and Paul, for much longer.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 08, 2012


Review: The Man With the Iron Fists

RZA's debut feature isn't just a kung-fu film, it's an abstract collection of everything he loves about the genre, from flat-voice acting to gruesome decapitations.
By: JAKE MULLIGAN  |  November 08, 2012


Review: Skyfall

Blond on Bond
By the end of its perhaps overlong 145 minutes Skyfall has earned the franchise the right to yet another sequel, if not another 50 years.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 09, 2012


Review: Wreck-It Ralph

John C. Reilly gives a terrific vocal performance in this computer-animated look at the secret lives of video game arcade characters (like Tron by way of Toy Story ), directed by Rich Moore, a veteran helmer of The Simpsons and Futurama .
By: BRETT MICHEL  |  October 31, 2012


Review: Chasing Mavericks

Directed by Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted, who took over after the former suffered complications from heart surgery, Chasing Mavericks is fair family fare.
By: ANN LEWINSON  |  October 31, 2012


Review: Fun Size

Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice ventures onto the big screen in this hokey Halloween misadventure.
By: TOM MEEK  |  October 31, 2012


Review: Silent Hill: Revelations 3D

Silent Hill fans are gluttons for punishment.
By: BRETT MICHEL  |  October 31, 2012


Review: Flight

If Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) could land a doomed plane and save the lives of almost all the passengers while in the midst of a coke- and booze-fueled bender, imagine how well he'd do if he was sober.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 01, 2012


Review: The Details

God is not in these details. Jacob Aaron Estes's black comedy gets so dark that it's not even funny.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 01, 2012


Review: Tai Chi Zero

Mashup, hodgepodge, or remix — call it what you will, this kung fu odyssey from former action star Stephen Fung offers intermittent pleasures and freaky twists.
By: TOM MEEK  |  October 24, 2012


Review: Alex Cross

The level of writing in Alex Cross is inferior to that of your fourth-favorite TV cop show.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  October 24, 2012


Review: Paranormal Activity 4

The scares — and there have been some good ones — in the Paranormal franchise depend on what's not happening.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 24, 2012


Review: Cloud Atlas

The most disappointing film of the year, Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer's adaptation of David Mitchell's 2004 novel fails on nearly every level.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 26, 2012


John Hawkes on body language

Ask any great actor — Robert De Niro, Christian Bale, Daniel Day-Lewis — if all that physical preparation is necessary for a great performance, and they'll say that sometimes you just have to put your body on the line.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 24, 2012


Review: Sinister

From the producer of the fading Paranormal Activity franchise comes a horror movie that is plainly frightening in a way that so few today are.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 18, 2012


Review: Here Comes The Boom

By: MONICA CASTILLO  |  October 18, 2012


Two local feature films and a Maine film fest get wicked scary

The horror! the horror!
With just five main characters and an East Texas motel room as its primary setting, thriller film 40 West is as stripped-down and immediate as theater.
By: MATT BROWN  |  October 10, 2012


Review: Taken 2

Retired CIA operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is still trying to remain an active part of the lives of his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) and his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace).
By: BRETT MICHEL  |  October 10, 2012


Review: Seven Psychopaths

As in his debut In Bruges , Martin McDonagh here plays self-reflexive games while undermining the gangster genre.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 11, 2012


Review: Argo

Escapist cinema
There are many heroes in Ben Affleck's spunky, polished political thriller. But the biggest hero is Hollywood itself.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 12, 2012

Film: PitchPerfect

Review: Pitch Perfect

Jason Moore's musical doesn't hit all the high notes, but guilty pleasures are seldom perfect.
By: MONICA CASTILLO  |  October 04, 2012

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