Column Archives

Movies  (260 articles)

From this archive page, you can build your own custom Movies publication by checking the articles you wish to read and then pressing "give me my paper!" below. (For more details on using the checkboxes, please click here.) You can also run a keyword search of Movies archives, or just click on any link to go directly to a given article.


Search & Archives
Search the archives using the form below or browse through them by issue, author, or column.

Enter one or more keywords to search for:


Yum-Yum
Mike Leigh remains true to his signature realism in "Topsy-Turvy," while still producing a beautiful period piece that's a valentine to show business. [01-24-00]
— Gary Susman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Yesterday's Prudes
PBS's documentary "Culture Shock" isn't likely to change anyone's mind about free speech, but it's still and interesting history lesson. [01-24-00]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Bloody Bard
Julie Taymore's adaptation of "Titus" remains clumsy and fatuous, but it's such an extravagant camp spectacle that it's never boring. [01-24-00]
— Steve Vineberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Bloom's Day
Paul Thomas Anderson's three-hour-long "Magnolia" could have been the best film of the year if only he had taken the advice of a good script editor. [01-10-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

"Snow" Brainer
Scott Hicks's "Snow Falling on Cedars" is a successful attempt to prevail over mainstream movie conventions and expectations while staying true to a literary source. [01-10-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Straight Stories
From David Lynch's G-rated "The Straight Story" to the Spike Jonze triumph "Being John Malkovich," 1999 will be remembered as the year of smart cinema. [01-03-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Series To Die For
The big story of 1999 was that audience sizes for the broadcast networks (except Fox) leveled out after years of losses to cable TV. [01-03-00]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

On the Verge
Despite its whacked-out storyline, Pedro Almodóvar's "All About My Mother" is a love letter to women, actresses, and survivors of all shapes, sizes, and sexualities. [12-28-99]
— Scott Heller, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Multi "Talented"
Anthony Minghella's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" is an old-fashioned movie, but its themes of identity, desire, and isolation of the soul couldn't be more cutting edge. [12-28-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Lunatic wit
Milos Forman's "Man on the Moon" doesn't offer much insight into the Andy Kaufman behind the act, but it brims with hilariously re-created classic Kaufman moments. [12-28-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

I, the Jury
David E. Kelly's "The Practice" gets involved with a crime of the century every week, while "Sports Night" and "Action" are headed for the morgue. [12-28-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Faith Healer
Neil Jordan's "The End of the Affair" is a deft cinematic translation of a daunting novel and a challenging investigation of character and point of view. [12-28-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

In The Family Way
Tim Roth's feature debut "The War Zone" takes an ambitious look at how the most intimate battles are waged, but he ultimately engages in overkill. [12-20-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

"Movie" Madness
Chris Smith walks a fine line between documentary and mockumentary in his hilarious and strangely uplifting "American Dream." [12-20-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Side Dishes
From Letterman to the Spanish channel, there's enough funky television around to get you through the holidays. [11-29-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Jane for the '90s
Director Patricia Rozema's adaptation of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" has its share of crinoline and courtyards but toys with a subtext of patriarchal tyranny. [11-29-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Heads Up!
"Sleepy Hollow" is stylistically spellbinding but falls short of the original tale because director Tim Burton dilutes the terror with sentimentality and schlock. [11-22-99]
— Alicia Potter, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Children's Hour
In "West Beirut," director and writer Ziad Doueiri explores the Lebanese civil war through the eyes of children. [11-22-99]
— Jumana Farouky, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Pas de Deux
In Wayne Wang's "Anywhere but Here" Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman succeed in playing a mother and daughter team with irreconcilable differences and undeniable similarities. [11-15-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

A Helluva Film
Though it's never said, "New York: A Documentary Film" makes filmmaker Ric Burns's sentiments clear enough: Thomas Jefferson's ideas for an agrarian America can go straight to hell. [11-15-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

>> More Movies Archives...



Paperboy!

From this archive page, you can build your own custom Movies publication by checking the articles listed above that you wish to read and then pressing "give me my paper!" below. (For more details on building your custom publication, please click here.)



Weekly Wire Suggested Links



Search Archives . Issue Index . Author Index . Column Index


Weekly Wire    Copyright © 1995-98 DesertNet, LLC, The Boston Phoenix . Info Booth