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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

WFNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll 2009new

The Phoenix newspapers announce the reader-selected local and national winners of this year's Phoenix/FNX Best Music Poll.
Boston Phoenix  |  Staff  |  08-06-2009  |  Music

Reaction Jackson: How to Mourn a Messnew

Mourning Michael Jackson felt oddly overdue, as if the sudden death he'd suffered 24 hours earlier were nothing compared to the slow one he'd been undergoing for the previous 24 years.
Boston Phoenix  |  Michael Brodeur  |  07-01-2009  |  Music

Hillary, Barack, and John Replacing Britney and Lindsay in Your Checkout Linenew

The National Enquirer, Globe and the National Examiner are running almost as many stories about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as The National Review and The Nation are. Even John McCain has graced a couple of covers. Naturally, the tabs are less interested in the candidates' political positions than their sexual ones.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Greg Beato  |  05-16-2008  |  Commentary

Sweet Sorrownew

Sony's Shadow of the Colossus is no ordinary game -- it's art.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mitch Krpata  |  11-08-2005  |  Video Games

Permanent Resident: Resident Evil 4 is an Instant Classicnew

Resident Evil 4, the first true sequel in the series since 1999's Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, is not only the best survival horror game ever made -- it completely reinvents the form.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mitch Krpata  |  01-21-2005  |  Video Games

Choose Your Own Adventure: Knights of the Old Republic IInew

The whole "choose your own adventure" theme that made the first KOTOR so amazing is back again for The Sith Lords, and it really makes you feel like your actions can have serious consequences, one way or another.
Boston Phoenix  |  Jim Murray and Aaron Solomon  |  01-03-2005  |  Video Games

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