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Review: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Ledger-demain: Gilliam leaves nothing to the Imaginarium
Few filmmakers have suffered from the life-imitates-art phenomenon as has Terry Gilliam.
| January 11, 2010
Lite at the end of the tunnel?
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
| January 04, 2010
2009: Year in video games
Swimming the mainstream
At the end of each year, there's the temptation to identify a common theme among the games that were released.
| December 22, 2009
Deal with It
Revisiting the nightmares of a four-hour, made-for-TV Stephen King miniseries
When I was seven, I had a winter coat with flashes of neon so bright they glowed in the dark.
| October 28, 2009
Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum
Although Heath Ledger fully deserved the Oscar he won (posthumously) for his portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight , a less heralded actor had staked a claim to the character years before. On Batman: The Animated Series , Mark Hamill brought a fearsome edge to the role that outstripped any previous dramatic effort.
| September 01, 2009
Five films to watch for
Five goodies coming out of Cannes
| May 27, 2009
Keough sweeps Oscars
Way better than average
Is our Phoenix film editor good, or what? This past week, Peter Keough predicted six major Oscar categories and earlier went out on a limb and called the two short-subject winners.
| February 25, 2009
Oscar predictions: Liberal gilt
Oscar wants to be a Millionaire
It's like a fairy tale for Hollywood liberals.
| February 18, 2009
2009 Oscar predictions
This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
| February 11, 2009
Year in pictures
| January 28, 2010
The Year of the Nerd
Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
| December 24, 2008
Punisher: War Zone
Punishment level high
As former commando turned Cosa Nostra terminator Frank Castle, Ray Stevenson is pretty much what you'd expect — all business.
| December 11, 2008
Dance, Monkey: Steve Hofstetter
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
Do you think we as a nation will ever be prepared to grant Dave Coulier immunity for his involvement with Alanis?
| August 27, 2008
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 .
| January 12, 2009
Holy multiplicity, Batman!
A Caped-Crusader scorecard
A Caped-Crusader scorecard
| July 16, 2008
Our superheroes, ourselves
What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
| July 09, 2008
Two great tastes
Coralcola at Great Scott; Damian at Elements
In March of this year, a series of MP3s by an unknown techno producer named Coralcola began circulating among a few DJs and bloggers around town and beyond.
| June 04, 2008
Dance, Monkey: Gary Petersen
We put a comic on the hot seat
I’m predicting I’ll die as the villain in the remake of Wild Hogs .
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| January 29, 2008
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Todd Haynes’s not-Dylan movie
If Bob Dylan were a real movie director, I’m Not There is probably the movie he’d make about his own life
| November 20, 2007
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
| September 12, 2007
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
| June 29, 2007
Not so tasty
When the first of three segments in a film about drug addicts is titled “Heaven,” you have a pretty good idea where it’s headed. Watch the trailer for Candy (QuickTime)
| November 29, 2006
Mountain ’s Oscar hopes come down with a Crash
The most politically loaded Oscar race since Gandhi versus E.T. in 1982 seems to have come down to a contest between the gay-cowboy movie that isn’t really a gay-cowboy movie and the drama about racial conflict that’s really a glib exercise in screenwriting.
| March 07, 2006
Where is the love?
Brokeback Mountain perfectly captures our ambivalence about marriage — gay and straight
Within a couple months of its release, Brokeback Mountain went from being simply a well-made, serious film to a widely recognized, highly satirized cultural artifact.
| March 06, 2006
Hollywood gives Bush the finger
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
| January 26, 2006
Hollywood gives Bush the finger - side
Our film editor's predictions
Our film editor's predictions
| January 25, 2006
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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