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Brady M. Connolly

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Hasty Pudding Crowns Bob Odenkirk Man of the Year

The roast was not completely one-sided, however, as Odenkirk was able to sneak in a few jabs at Harvard during his comedic acceptance speech.

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‘Hamilton’ Review: A Contemporary Classic Dazzles in Boston

Whether a reluctant theatergoer, a crazed fan, or somewhere in between, “Hamilton” is an exceptional artistic and educational experience that will win over the hearts of even the most skeptical attendees.

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Arts Vanity: The Boston Common AMC Is The Moment

This megaplex movie theater is the closest thing you will find to heaven on the streets of Boston.

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‘Causeway’ Review: A Resonant Portrait of Trauma and Transitions

In its efforts to recount Lynsey’s return to normalcy, the film artfully captures the flurry of mixed emotions that may entail such an experience while occasionally administering too great a dose of dramatic embellishment.


‘Dead to Me’ Season Three Premiere Review: An Unusually Calm Start

Despite the unsurprisingly strong performances from two actors who have inhabited their roles for quite some time, the rest of the premiere falls flat.


‘Tár’ Review: A Triumph of Modern Storytelling

Thanks to its captivating lead performance, beautiful sound design and cinematography, and unique self-assuredness, “Tár” sets itself apart as a nearly perfect film.

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‘Amsterdam’ Review: Stargazing, and Not Much Else

Abandoning the swaggering style of “American Hustle” and the understated beauty of “Silver Linings Playbook,” Russell instead opts for a true-story crime caper with uneven humor and questionable logic.

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‘Bros’ Review: Just Your Average Bromance

While the film is notable for being one of the first gay romantic comedies from a major studio, its boundary-breaking nature cannot make up for what it lacks in the way of consistent humor and strong performances.

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‘Abbott Elementary’ Review: A Strong Start for Season Two

"Abbott Elementary" creator Quinta Brunson expertly demonstrates that there is still plenty of life left in the sitcom genre thanks to creators daring enough to approach it with a unique perspective and cohesive vision.

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The Best Losers of the 2022 Emmys

With the Emmys’ tendency to favor the same actors year after year, it is even more important to remember the many deserving contenders who went home empty-handed. Below are six such losers whose performances were among the year’s best.

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Stars On Ice Review: Figure Skating Experts Dazzle in Boston

With a mix of both individual, pair, and group performances, the show was a theatrical spectacle of bright lights, mash-ups of hit songs, and mystifying on-ice stunts.

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‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ Review: A Love Letter to Nicolas Cage Superfans

From the film’s opening shot, in which a couple watches a Nick Cage movie and comments on its brilliance, it is abundantly clear that the movie is going to lean heavily on its unique casting choice.

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‘The Kardashians’ Review: New Show, Same Escapist Fun

Does provide a wholly new viewing experience? No — but “The Kardashians” provides a much-needed dose of slightly ridiculous, completely unrelatable, and genuinely fun escapist television.

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‘Severance’ Season One Review: Television’s Most Promising and Inventive New Show is a Must-Watch

This gripping science fiction thriller is one of television’s most ingenious, visually stunning, and well-rounded new series.

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‘Sweetest Pie’ Review: Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa Collaboration Falters

The pop anthem has its moments that are sure to please, but it ultimately suffers from generic, forgettable melodies.