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A Chat With Bobcat Goldthwait, the Jean Renoir of Sicko Humornew

Goldthwait, who parlayed his wild-haired-screamer persona into a zillion comic-relief roles on screens big and small in the eighties, has spent this decade behind the camera. World's Greatest Dad, starring old friend Robin Williams, draws forth from the fertile manure of deviant practices some tender blossoms of understanding.
Boston Phoenix  |  Betsy Sherman  |  09-03-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Gerald Peary's Ode To The Film Criticnew

Rock critics rarely cut gold records. Likewise, few football reporters go on to quarterback Super Bowl winners. But with his eight-years-in-the-making documentary on film criticism, long-time critic and professor Gerald Peary incinerates the barrier between subject and reporter, demonstrating more than mere comprehension of the art he's scrutinized for decades.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  09-03-2009  |  Reviews

Can Chris Kattan be a Bollywood Hero?new

Here's something Chris Kattan probably rarely hears in real life: "In Night at the Roxbury, you were awesome!" Such, however, is the encomium proffered by two young Indian fans in IFC's new mini-series Bollywood Hero, which finds the former SNL cast member traveling to the subcontinent to star in a saffron-colored, jasmine-scented music-and-dance extravaganza.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  08-07-2009  |  TV

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