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INTERVIEW: Elizabeth Banks channels Scorsese classic in ‘Walk of Shame’

Despite its title, Elizabeth Banks says that her new movie, Walk of Shame, isn’t really about feeling shameful after a one night stand. Instead, it’s about a “woman at a crisis point who feels like she’s lost control over her life.” In the film, Banks plays Meghan Miles, a reporter living in Los Angeles who […]

IFFBoston takes indies back with in-depth character sketches

It doesn’t quite seem right to call Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) an “up-and-comer” or an “underdog” in the realm of independent film festivals. Sure, it has to contend with the likes of Sundance and Tribeca in terms of international attention. But since its first run in 2003, the festival has come to attract north […]

Caravan Palace sends Paradise electroswinging

The mood at the Paradise Rock Club, or any other venue like it for that matter, isn’t usually very electrifying. Very few people will dance and what little dancing that does occur will likely be of the vertical variety, only occasionally accompanied by nodding heads and pumping fists. Such was not the case when Caravan […]

‘Transcendence’ fails to travel into creativity

“The internet was supposed to make the world a smaller place, but it actually feels smaller without it.” Max Waters wanders around the overgrown slums of Berkeley, Calif., sentimentally peering in windows and faintly smiling, hands in pockets, at how positively different everything is now that technology, for whatever reason, no longer exists. Cracked BlackBerrys […]

Black Lips bring patented punk rock antics to Paradise

If there is one word to describe the Black Lips, it has to be “weird.” And when I say that, I don’t mean pseudo-hipster, beanie- and flannel-wearing weird. I mean straight-up drooling, wildly gesticulating, out-of-tune-yet-somehow-working weird. When the kings of quirk took the stage at Paradise Rock Club Saturday evening, there was already the expectation that it […]