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Review: One Day
A love that spans 20 years
Following her stunning coming-of-age tale, An Education, Danish director Lone Scherfig returns to London for this adaptation of the bestselling novel about a love that spans 20 years.
| August 16, 2011
Review: Easy A
Emma Stone brings her A game
At least Emma Stone gets high marks in this teen comedy.
| September 21, 2010
Cena holds his own
Indie-film fans could hardly have imagined the day that Patricia Clarkson would share the screen with the likes of WWE stud John Cena.
| September 08, 2010
Review: Cairo Time
Gaza Strip tease
Patricia Clarkson projects great warmth as Juliette, a Canadian journalist who travels to Cairo to join her husband, a UN aid worker stationed in Egypt, for a scenic holiday among the Pyramids.
| April 21, 2010
Review: Shutter Island
Brain drain: few shudders
I read Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island , a 336-page throat-grabbing mystery thriller, in two nearly sleepless nights.
| February 19, 2010
Gerald Peary's ode to the film critic
Rock critics rarely cut gold records. Likewise, few football reporters go on to quarterback Super Bowl winners.
| September 03, 2009
Review: Whatever Works
Look on Works and despair
It happens to everyone: getting old means getting more annoying. Those endearing little quirks degenerate into insufferable pathologies, the funny stories become less funny with repetition, and in general the same old self-depreciating ironies and obsessive-compulsive hedges against mortality stop working.
| June 23, 2009
Review: Phoebe in Wonderland
An awkward yet rewarding wonderment
No, not every movie with a precocious, infectiously cute young girl has to star Dakota Fanning — there's also her sister Elle.
| March 11, 2009
The world of half-baked ideas
Maybe Sam Mendes’s upcoming adaptation of Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road will offer a more genuine look at the moral and cultural battleground of this period.
| March 12, 2008
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
| September 12, 2007
The side dishes make the feast
The give-and-take among the three leads takes the cake.
| July 24, 2007
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
| September 13, 2006
Scots Wha Hae
The career of Brian Cox
Scottish actor Brian Cox is an ace at playing villains.
| August 03, 2006
The career of Patricia Clarkson
When I started off on the "summer of schlubs," I made a couple of rules.
| July 06, 2006
Dots and dashes
The career of David Morse
Just about any list of the greatest character actors working today would include David Morse. And with good cause.
| June 22, 2006
@ Big Easy
Lovesexy [Prince tribute]
@ Memory Lane Music Hall
Start Making Sense [Talking Heads tribute] + HmfO [Hall & Oates tribute]
@ Port City Music Hall
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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