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John Hillcoat's gangster melodrama
Of all the films that John Hillcoat's gangster melodrama resembles, Roger Corman's pulp classic Bloody Mama might be the most instructive.
| August 31, 2012
Grinderman help liberate some bad seeds
Whatever you want to call it, don't call it a midlife crisis.
| November 09, 2010
What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
| May 21, 2010
2009: The year in movies
Men behaving badly
As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
| December 28, 2009
Review: The Road
No country for all men: John Hillcoat doesn't stray from Cormac McCarthy's Road
John Hillcoat doesn't stray from Cormac McCarthy's Road For those who found the Coen Brothers' adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men too lighthearted, John Hillcoat's relentlessly faithful version of the author's post-apocalyptic Pulitzer-winning novel might hit the spot.
| November 24, 2009
Films with a full agenda
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
| September 11, 2008
Gerald Peary's year in movies
This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
| December 21, 2006
Nick Cave’s loaded Proposition
The Outback might be rough and wild, but it’s the architecture that takes a real beating in The Proposition .
| May 26, 2006
Getting to ‘no’
Nick Cave on film
Nick Cave wrote the script for The Proposition in three weeks.
| January 28, 2010
Nick Cave Q&A
| May 23, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
| May 03, 2006
Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
| April 19, 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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