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Neighborhood Evil

by Shawn Stone September 24, 2015

  Thanks to the gruesome skill of convicted gang boss James “Whitey” Bulger, Boston is the new “it” location in gangster films. First there was The Departed, a remake of a Hong Kong crime drama that ...


Biblical Dud

by Ann Morrow December 18, 2014


  There’s a reason why so many historical and biblical epics rely on actors’ speaking the King’s English, and to know why, try sitting through Exodus: Gods and Kings, where they don’t. Ridley Scott’s latest period ...

Dream On

by Shawn Stone May 15, 2013


  This is not the “hip-hop Great Gatsby.” Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “great American novel” is remarkably faithful to the spirit of the original. Yes, Luhrmann takes certain liberties with the text and adds ...

Thrill of the Hunt

by Ann Morrow January 16, 2013


  Regardless of her Best Director snub by the Academy Award voters, Kathryn Bigelow has delivered one of the best directed movies of the year, on a very difficult topic: the decade-long hunt for Osama Bin ...