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Shaw business

The HFA proves there’s more to Hong Kong than kung fu
The Shaw Brothers dominated Hong Kong film production in the ’60s and ’70s, and they produced not only martial-arts epics but also musicals, ghost stories, and melodramas.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  May 28, 2008

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Frill rides

Getting an Indy history lesson on DVD
Looking back on a time when action sequences unfolded without the currently fashionable veil of rapid editing and CGI.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  May 22, 2008

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Numb Skull

Indiana Jones’s mild Kingdom
You can’t say they don’t warn you.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  May 22, 2008

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A Four Letter Word(1)

Truth in stereotypes?
At a certain point in its history, a movie genre achieves self-reflection, pondering the validity of its conventions before it sets forth toward self-parody.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  May 14, 2008

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The Dhamma Brothers

Meditation rehabilitating prisoners
Since the US has more people in prison than any other country, shouldn’t we be working on an effective method of rehabilitation?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  May 14, 2008

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Duplicate Prince

Caspian   walks the lion
“Things never happen the same way twice,” says the messianic lion Aslan (voiced by Liam Neeson) near the end of Prince Caspian .
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  May 14, 2008



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Mister Lonely

Weird meets revelatory unsuccessfully
Harmony Korine aspires to the weird and revelatory but too often achieves the merely creepy.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2008

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Saving bonds

Unconventional wisdom at the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Moral and ethical quibbles aside, society’s objection to queers amounts to a question of power.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  May 06, 2008

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Iron Man

Robert Downey, Jr. saves the day
Though a Marvel Comics fan, I never thought much of Iron Man.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  May 01, 2008

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Bad seeds?

Errol Morris checks the apples, not the tree, in Standard Operating Procedure
For Errol Morris, film doesn’t show reality, it organizes it in an attempt at arriving at the truth.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  April 30, 2008

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The World Unseen

Totally toothless
The ladies should demand something better.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  April 30, 2008



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Self-reflection and parody
At a certain point in its history, a movie genre achieves self-reflection, pondering the validity of its conventions before it sets forth toward self-parody.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  April 30, 2008

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Seoul mates

The films of Lee Chang-dong
Korean filmmakers reinvent Hollywood genres and conventions much the way their Asian counterparts do, but my sense is that they tend to put everything in a broader context.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  April 29, 2008

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Photo op?

In Errol Morris’s Standard Operating Procedure , a picture is worth a thousand words
After 11 days on the road promoting Standard Operating Procedure , his film about the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal, Errol Morris is back in his Cambridge office.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  May 01, 2008

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The Life before Her Eyes

Exploiting high school shootings
Shame on all involved.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  April 23, 2008

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Cinema paradiso

The Independent Film Festival of Boston is movie heaven
Elusive animals, the mysteries of time past, peer pressure, and, inevitably, Iraq dominate what we were able to screen from the sixth annual Independent Film Festival of Boston.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2008



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Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge|The Flight of the Red Balloon

Clear and serene
Such a multiple remove from a concrete object to various levels of simulation would probably be dizzying or even annoying as posed by any filmmaker other than the great Iranian auteur.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2008

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War of independents

The Independent Film Festival of Boston fights for freedom of the screens
The IFFB is determined to wrest cinematic freedom from the imperial power of the Hollywood studios.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2008

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Street Kings

A copycat cop movie
A film based on a James Ellroy story should evoke its brutal LA demi-monde setting, not the clichés of other films from the same genre.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2008

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The belle boy

Audrey Tautou goes slumming in Hors de prix
Precious, rather than priceless, is the word that comes to mind when describing Audrey Tautou.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2008

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Rock of ages

The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
What a difference four decades make.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  April 03, 2008


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