The Phoenix Network:
Tilda Swinton's mixed metamorphoses
Indie-cinema luminary gets retrospective in P-Town
Most people know Tilda Swinton either from her role as the White Witch in the Narnia movies or as the striking-looking woman who in her speech accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in Michael Clayton said she was going to give the trophy to her agent. Or perhaps as the actress whom Conan O'Brian said he would like to portray him if there's ever an HBO movie made about his life.
| June 21, 2010
Tilda Swinton goes crusty
When the once-æthereal muse of the late Derek Jarman wiped sweat from her armpits in Michael Clayton , a new persona was born.
| December 04, 2009
Review: Up In the Air
Flight pattern: Reitman takes a familiar turn
No director pulls off the bait-and-switch as craftily as Jason Reitman. He gets you thinking that you're watching a hip, caustic comedy subverting the status quo, but by the end, he's vindicated all the platitudes he seemed to scorn.
| December 02, 2009
Let's just say that Gilroy is no Ernst Lubitsch when it comes to sophisticated, saucy effervescence. Or a Hitchcock, either.
Like Steven Soderbergh in his Oceans series, Tony Gilroy seems to have decided to take a break from making serious movies like 2007's Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton .
| March 18, 2009
Review: The International
In lieu of action, character development, or plot, The International offers architecture.
| February 10, 2009
Country for gold men
And Blood will out at the Oscars
All kinds of voting has been taking place lately — for presidential candidates, for union contracts, for Oscar nominees.
| February 22, 2008
The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
| February 13, 2008
Are we grading on a curve?
Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
| January 23, 2008
The Oscars go to Hell
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
| January 18, 2008
‘Film Culture’ in 2007
Granted, Sweeney Todd is a grim, violent, misanthropic musical.
| December 17, 2007
And justice for one . . .
Clooney cleans up as Michael Clayton
“I’m not a miracle worker, I’m a janitor.”
| October 03, 2007
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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