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Review: The Secret of the Grain

Food for thought
The secret of The Grain is patience
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2009

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Oscar predictions: Liberal gilt

Oscar wants to be a Millionaire
It's like a fairy tale for Hollywood liberals.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  February 18, 2009

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Review: The International

Bank failure
In lieu of action, character development, or plot, The International offers architecture.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  February 10, 2009

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Review: He's Just Not That Into You

Reduces both men and women to shrill stereotypes
And why isn't he? Could it be because you're needy, nagging, and possibly psychotic?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  February 04, 2009

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Review: ''The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2009''

Varying degrees of schmaltz and subtlety
As with Best Picture, the themes of death, aging, and difficult love dominate the two Shorts Oscar categories this year.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  February 04, 2009

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The parent trap

Coraline pushes familiar buttons
Coraline pushes familiar buttons
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  February 06, 2009



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Review: Lark and Termite

Total immersion
"Language Immersion" is the name of a program set up by the US Army in Korea just prior to the North's invasion of the South.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2009

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Review: Wendy and Lucy

It's a dog's life
It's a dog's life in Wendy and Lucy
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 20, 2009

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Review: Timecrimes

Bumbling farce gives way to existential horror
It all started with a simple act of voyeurism. Or did it?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 20, 2009

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Interview: Kelly Reichardt

The director on the economics of Wendy and Lucy
Kelly Reichardt on the economics of Wendy and Lucy
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 20, 2009

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Review: Waltz With Bashir

Dancing on the edge
The so-called anti-war-film genre has lately "distinguished" itself with a flurry of Iraq-war flops featuring earnest polemics.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009



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2009 Oscar predictions

Martyr complex
This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  February 11, 2009

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Interview: Ari Folman on Waltz with Bashir

Song and dance
Not long after I spoke with Ari Folman about Waltz with Bashir , a harrowing and black-comic animated memoir of his experience as an IDF soldier in the invasion of Lebanon in 1982, Israeli bombs fell on Gaza, in seeming anticipation of a ground offensive.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 09, 2009

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Anti-depressant cinema

The screen offers relief from a world of woe
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 09, 2009

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Mat city

Aronofsky, Rourke make The Wrestler a champ
Despite the bleak scenario, this is Aronofsky's funniest film.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 24, 2008

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Review: The Reader

Tiresome and callow
It's Christmas, and our thoughts turn toward the Third Reich.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 09, 2009



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Year in Film: Risky business

Films whose aspirations are more than Academic
Every year the studios hold back their best until the end of the year, but this year they let us down.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 24, 2008

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Review: The Spirit

Awful on every level
Awful on every level
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 23, 2008

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Review: Valkyrie

You know the bad guys win, so what's the point?
You know the bad guys win, so what's the point?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 24, 2008

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Interview: Darren Aronofsky

Ring cycle
Darren Aronofsky might deny it, but he almost died for a metaphor.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 24, 2008

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Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Age before beauty
The film evokes the mystery and pathos of a life lived. In reverse.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 06, 2009


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