By - 1/7/15 - 11:24 pm

The Belmontonian and Wicked Local Belmont both report that town officials have closed Belmont's only movie theatre, citing code violations.

The single-screen Studio Cinema on Trapelo Road has entertained Belmont residents since 1919, but owner Jim Bramante told The Belmontonian that he sees "only about a 10 percent chance" than he can make the repairs that the town is now demanding.

The popular...Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 1:12 pm

The ski and snowboard films shown at the Boston Winter Film Festival are an awesome blend of creativity and raw power; nature and technology; awe, fear, and excitement. The event features some of 2014's best winter films, shot on location in some of the remote mountain ranges on earth and right here in our own backyards, on our city streets, and at our favorite local...Read more

By - 6/6/14 - 11:39 pm

Over at the Globe, Ty Burr loves Tom Cruise's latest movie:

The fact is that this is a pretty good summer-kablooie movie, and Cruise is better than pretty good in it.

Over at the Herald, though, James Verniere couldn't wait to get out of the theater:

“Edge of Tomorrow” is two hours of sci-fi, rewind-repeat eye-agony.

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By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting...Read more

By - 8/6/09 - 3:25 pm

Julie Powell went to Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is the Julie in the pair Julie & Julia, the author of the book by that title, and the person Amy Adams plays in the movie by Nora Ephron.

[float=right]IMAGE([/float]Powell is the young woman who cooked all of the recipes in Julia Child's French Cookbook, one recipe every evening after work...Read more

By - 8/22/08 - 8:27 pm

Now, don't get me wrong. I thought "Good Will Hunting" was a very good movie and am glad it won a couple of Oscars. And it does a far better job at capturing the real Boston than, say, "Celtics Pride" or "Blown Away" (to the point of including a line that only a local who was around before CharlieCards would understand: "He wanted to get...Read more


By - 8/11/08 - 12:11 am

IMAGE( is out on DVD. The film is based on the nonfiction best-seller Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions.Read more

By - 7/15/07 - 2:26 pm

Recently, at the Coolidge Theatre, I saw Michael Moore's new documentary film, SiCKO.Read more

By - 3/20/07 - 9:10 am

"It's a grubby, violent, dangerous world. But it's the only world they know. And they're the only friends Eddie has."

1973's The Friends of Eddie Coyle starring Robert Mitchum and a young Peter Boyle is the lost gem of Boston movies. Based on Rockland native and Boston-based federal prosecutor George...Read more

By - 9/4/06 - 7:00 am

I walked into Loews Boston Common yesterday afternoon, hoping to find a program booklet, a brochure, or at the very least a displayed advertising poster for the Boston Film Festival, which starts in five days.

The first few employees I talked to knew nothing about any upcoming festival. After about 10 minutes, I found a manager, who said they had received no printed...Read more

By - 3/13/06 - 1:01 pm

Dive headfirst into the slop sink that is American popular culture. Check out the Boston Phoenix's new blog, Slop Culture, for breaking news, viral videos, snarky commentary, and more.

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By - 12/29/05 - 4:57 pm

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By - 11/1/05 - 1:08 pm

A movie theatre which shows these many Samurai flicks in one month is worth saving. That and the fact that without places like this Harvard Square is going to become one big generic outdoor mall....Read more