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Review: Gomorrah

Gomorrah tells tales of initiation and disillusionment, all extrapolated from anecdotes in Roberto Saviano's book.
Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah is a jolting and utterly original take on the gangster movie.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 25, 2009

Master P's Theater

Local video editor Paul Proulx has built a following by paying homage to Hollywood's coolest directors. So why is YouTube all up in his grill?
"It's quite simple, really," Dr. Branom tells Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange . "We're just going to show you some films."  
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 20, 2009

Year in pictures

Imagery 2008
Imagery 2008
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 24, 2008

Review: Frost/Nixon

Tricky flick
Dick gets off easy in Frost/Nixon
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 12, 2008

30 on 30

30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 24, 2008

British Advertising Films Of 2008

This year’s goodies revealed some notable new trends
Simple visual concepts predominate; — the use of color, in particular, shows advertising’s incestuous link with the high-flying design and DIY œuvre.  
By PEG ALOI  |  October 09, 2008

Paul Newman (1925-2008)

Remembering a movie star who turned himself into a great actor
Paul Newman, who died last weekend at the age of 83, was that rarest of creatures, a movie star who turned himself into a great actor.  
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  October 01, 2008

Interview: Dennis Lehane

Mystic River author's new The Given Day gets down and dirty in the North End circa WWI
Dennis Lehane’s big new book, The Given Day , is full of bloodshed, mayhem, power, corruption, and lies.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 25, 2008

Making us stronger

Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 17, 2008

Me and my tattoos

One Man’s Inky Voyage Toward Meaning
I know that most people get their first tattoo when they’re drunk, or infatuated, or when there’s a race war on their cellblock and they have to quickly join a gang — but not me.
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 23, 2008

Ghost of future past

Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow
When film actor Keir Dullea turned up in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo as the father of Angelina Jolie’s character in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd ,  I was not only surprised to see him again onscreen, but amazed that he wasn’t dead.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 19, 2008

Vocation or vacation?

Honoring independent cinema’s ‘tour guide’
This past Wednesday, the fifth Coolidge Award, honoring a “film artist whose work advances the spirit of original and challenging filmmaking,” was bestowed on Jeremy Thomas.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 01, 2008

Seoul mates

The films of Lee Chang-dong
Korean filmmakers reinvent Hollywood genres and conventions much the way their Asian counterparts do, but my sense is that they tend to put everything in a broader context.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 29, 2008

Book mad

Interview: Keith Gessen’s young literary life
He speaks quickly, with a friendly, nervous laugh, in cadences that sound like a cross between Ira Glass and Martin Scorsese.
By JON GARELICK  |  April 15, 2008

Rock of ages

The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
What a difference four decades make.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 03, 2008

Light show

Jagger and Scorsese start it up in Berlin
The biggest stars of this year’s Berlin Film Festival were neither actors nor directors.
By MATTIAS FREY  |  April 02, 2008

Spring brakes

Spring Arts Preview: Some diversions before the summer onslaught
Funny how spring movies can mirror the options of spring break.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 10, 2008

Hollyhood wills

Three 6 Mafia’s adventures in acting
Memphis rappers Three 6 Mafia were trailblazers in the genre of crunk, a species of hip-hop characterized by big and ugly club beats and chanted semi-sensical choruses.
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  February 04, 2008


Kings  in Gaelic, plus Brattle Staff Picks
In Kings , which is getting six screenings at the MFA, it’s 1977, and six spry Irish lads are sailing toward London, buoyed by grand expectations.
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 31, 2007

Vietnam and Victoriana

The Huntington’s Streamers ; SpeakEasy’s Edwin Drood
War is hell in Streamers — and few of the characters have even been to one.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 19, 2007

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