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Review: The Watch

A lapse in good taste
The Watch is hard to watch.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 01, 2012

Film: The Queen of Versailles

Review: The Queen of Versailles

You couldn’t invent a better metaphor for America’s economic injustice and insanity.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 27, 2012


The cast and crew shed light on The Dark Knight

Occupational hazards  
More than your average comic-book-hero movie — Green Lantern (2011) and Fantastic Four (2005) come to mind — Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has demonstrated an uncanny political insight and prescience.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 18, 2012


Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Not so serious
No other superhero has less fun than the Batman (Christian Bale) of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 18, 2012


Review: Unforgivable

Voyeurism and narcissism
Lucky for André Téchiné that he's so slick with exposition.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 17, 2012


Review: Trishna

Tess of the D'Urbervilles set in present-day India
If nothing else, Michael Winterbottom's updating of Tess of the D'Urbervilles to present-day India proves that Thomas Hardy will depress you no matter what the setting.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 17, 2012

Short Takes: Neil Young Journeys

Review: Neil Young Journeys

Young having the time of his life
Young is old now, and in Demme's film, looking like a stubbly coot in a battered Panama hat, he's having the time of his life.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 10, 2012

Short Takes: Sleepless Night

Review: Sleepless Night

Frédéric Jardin's expert thriller
"We're in deep shit," says one of the perpetrators of a bungled drug heist in Frédéric Jardin's expert thriller. It's about to get deeper.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 10, 2012

Short take: Drunkboat

Review: Drunkboat

Hamming it up
Despite a title taken from Rimbaud's poem, Bob Meyer's debut has less in common with the wunderkind symbolist than with David Mamet and the Coen Brothers.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 11, 2012


Interview: Survivors speak out in Kirby Dick’s shocking War

Invisible no more
The career of documentarian Kirby Dick begins with aspects of individual sexuality, in films like 1986's Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate and 1997's Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist .
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 09, 2012


Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

Only one story
There's only one story, says the teacher near the end of this take-two of the Spider-Man franchise: who am I?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 2012


Review: The Invisible War

Kirby Dick's documentary on rape in the military
A few years ago, documentarian Kirby Dick read an article about rape among the troops and was shocked to see that no one had made a movie on the subject.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 2012


Review: Take This Waltz

People, not clichés
Margot (Michelle Williams), who makes ends meet grinding out PR pamphlets, wants to be happy with her husband Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. However, like many Seth Rogen characters, Lou's more a grab-assing buddy than a lover.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 05, 2012


Review: People Like Us

Alex Kurtzman's creepy family melodrama
I, for one, would not want to be a person like the characters in Alex Kurtzman's creepy family melodrama.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  June 28, 2012


Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Bekmambetov's adaptation of the goofy bestseller
With a title like this, don't expect a PBS documentary.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  June 22, 2012


The Provincetown International Film Festival honors three indie icons

Triple edged
How do you know you're at the 14th annual Provincetown International Film Festival (June 13-17) and not some other cinephilic shindig?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  June 20, 2012


Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Doomsday scenarios
Nearly 15 years after Don McKellar ended it all in Last Night (1998), the world endures, and so does the question: how will doomsday affect one's love life?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  June 19, 2012


Review: Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle

The story of the Cape Wind clean-energy project
When you've got the Kennedys and the Koch brothers on the same side of an issue, it's hard to know what to think.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  June 13, 2012


Review: Lola Versus

Bottoming out
Will Greta Gerwig ever be in another film in which she doesn't wear ugly underwear? Will there ever be a movie about heartbroken women where they don't find consolation in food?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  June 14, 2012


Review: Rock of Ages

Soft mock
In retrospect, 1987, the year in which this adaptation of Chris D'Arienzo's hit Broadway show is set, might have been the moment that pop culture shit the bed.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  June 15, 2012


Review: Prometheus

Ridley Scott's monumental and busy return
The best films in the Alien series, Ridley Scott's original and James Cameron's pluralized follow-up, didn't bother much with pondering the meaning of it all. The only film that did so, Alien 3 , is the worst.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  June 07, 2012

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