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Review: Wuthering Heights [2012]

Tough love
Merchant-Ivory this is not. Nor is it any Emily Brontë we've seen before.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 19, 2012

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Interview: Andrea Arnold's romantic realism


People in love do crazy things, especially in Andrea Arnold's films. So adapting Emily Brontë's masterpiece of pathological love, Wuthering Heights , came naturally.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 18, 2012

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Review: Sister


Increasingly popular among American independent filmmakers, the school of miserabilism — starkly dramatizing the poor, wretched, and unjustly deprived — has thrived in Europe.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 18, 2012

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Review: Girl Model


As seen in David Redmon and Ashley Sabin's somber, sometimes poetic, Fred Wiseman-like documentary, the international model trade ranks just above human trafficking in legitimacy.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 10, 2012

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Review: Wake In Fright (1971)


Combining elements of Heart of Darkness , After Hours , and Groundhog Day , Ted Kotcheff's brutally brilliant Outback thriller follows the moral degradation, or perhaps redemption, of a snooty schoolteacher (Gary Bond) traveling from the backwater where he's assigned to Sydney for his Christmas vacation.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 10, 2012

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Review: Seven Psychopaths


As in his debut In Bruges , Martin McDonagh here plays self-reflexive games while undermining the gangster genre.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 11, 2012



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Ty Burr's Gods Like Us


Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr's provocative new book Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame (Pantheon) traces the evolution of screen idols from Florence Lawrence (the Biograph Girl of 1909 — remember?) to Snooki. But he himself had a rough introduction to the celebrity world.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 09, 2012

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Review: Argo

Escapist cinema
There are many heroes in Ben Affleck's spunky, polished political thriller. But the biggest hero is Hollywood itself.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 12, 2012

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Review: Alps


Like his last feature, Dogtooth, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos's new film breaks down the conventions of identity, language, and social roles with black comic — and tragic — effect.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2012

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Review: The Oranges


Julian Farino's inept, unfunny romantic comedy reprises The Graduate , 45 years later.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2012

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Only connect: The Boston Palestine Film Festival


The Middle East, as usual, is a mess, but its cinema, both Israeli and Palestinian, offers hope.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2012



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Review: Frankenweenie

Shaggy dog story
Death becomes Tim Burton, whose best films feature corpses or the undead.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 04, 2012

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Puppy love: Tim Burton's first Frankenweenie


All that is unique and wonderful about the films of Tim Burton can be traced back to "Frankenweenie," a half-hour-long black-and-white live-action short he made while an animator for Disney.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 04, 2012

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Time check

A timeline of time-travel movies
It's a good time for time-travel movies. Looper opens this week, joining Midnight in Paris , Men in Black 3 , The Sound of My Voice , and others as recent examples.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 27, 2012

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Review: Looper


It takes some concentration to follow a plot where flashbacks are flash-forwards and vice versa. Or both. And sometimes flash-sideways.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 28, 2012

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Review: Hotel Transylvania


Genndy Tartakovsky's crummy cartoon would suck under any circumstances, but its inadequacies are particularly glaring when it comes out the week before Tim Burton's macabre gem, Frankenweenie .
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 28, 2012



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The Master — P.T. Anderson's controversial tour de force


Although Paul Thomas Anderson insists that all similarities are coincidental, his astounding new film The Master has riled up Scientologists.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 20, 2012

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Whack Jobs

Martin McDonagh’s second film, Seven Psychopaths
Unlike his debut feature, In Bruges, the title of prolific playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh's hilarious, ingenious, and sneakily profound second movie, Seven Psychopaths , gives you a good idea of what you're in for.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2012

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Ten fall film releases


Unlike his debut feature, In Bruges, the title of prolific playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh's hilarious, ingenious, and sneakily profound second movie, Seven Psychopaths, gives you a good idea of what you're in for.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 24, 2012

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Review: Arbitrage

The rich guy's point of view
Enough of all this whining about the millions of regular people ruined by the financial collapse of 2007 — how about a movie sympathizing with one of the unfortunate guys responsible?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2012

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Interview: Leslye Headland on the women behaving badly in Bachelorette

Sins & Sensibility
Leslye Headland was flabbergasted.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 07, 2012


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