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Review: Le Havre

Aki Kaurismäki's effective minimalism
Few filmmakers practice minimalism as effectively as Aki Kaurismäki.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 08, 2011

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Review: Melancholia

Who says Lars von Trier doesn't like happy endings?
Here's what we learn from Melancholia : life sucks, people are awful, we're all going to die, and good riddance. Who says Lars von Trier doesn't like happy endings?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 08, 2011

Short Take: Into the Abyss

Review: Into the Abyss

Werner Herzog turns to the abyss of capital punishment
From the abyss of time in Cave of Forgotten Dreams , Werner Herzog turns to the abyss of capital punishment in today's America.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 09, 2011

SERGIO-LIST

The films of Sergio Leone at the HFA

The good, the bad, and the brilliant
He's best known for his westerns, which traditionally are sagas about how civilization begins, how ruthless and cynical men rip it out of the throat of the wilderness. But the end of civilization is what really fascinated Sergio Leone, and the poison within that undoes every would-be paradise.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 08, 2011

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Review: In Time

Andrew Niccol's sci-fi allegory
"I don't have time to explain," Will (Justin Timberlake) says at the beginning of Andrew Niccol's sci-fi allegory. Well, I've still got a few questions. Like, if this is the future, why is everyone driving a '63 Lincoln?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 01, 2011

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Review: Standing Silent

Scott Rosenfelt's intense documentary
The revelation of systemic child molestation in the Catholic Church overshadows its existence in other religious institutions.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 01, 2011



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Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene

Helter shelter
As implied by the title of Sean Durkin's coldly confident, insidiously haunting first feature, personal identity can be a fragile thing.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 26, 2011

Puss in Boots

Review: Puss in Boots 3-D

More from the best character of the  Shrek franchise
A mad scientist in The Skin I Live In and a talking cat in Puss in Boots : is there anything Antonio Banderas can't do?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 25, 2011

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Review: The Three Musketeers

Paul W.S. Anderson's gimcracky adaptation
Despite an inspired climax, it's all for fun, but not fun for all.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 25, 2011

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Review: Anonymous

Absurd entertainment
For most folks, if Shakespeare didn't write those plays, it wouldn't be the end of the world. Nor does it seem a likely topic for Roland Emmerich, whose films usually are about the end of the world.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 25, 2011

Faire in Love

Review: All's Faire In Love

Scott Marshall's Renn Faire stinker
It seems that before actually performing in a Renaissance Faire, actors first have to appear in a movie about one.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 25, 2011



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Review: The Mighty Macs

A study in stereotypes
Based on a true story, but drawing on every underdog sports movie ever made, Tim Chambers's tale of Immaculata College's 1971 championship women's basketball team had me going — up to the regional semi-finals.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 18, 2011

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Review: Puncture

Facing down fat cats
Though drawn from a true story, Adam and Mark Kassen's drama falls into the pattern of films like The Verdict in which a crapulous barrister gets a second chance by taking on a case of David-versus-Goliath injustice.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 18, 2011

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Review: Take Shelter

Mid-life breakdown
Shannon's got the crazy bit down pat, and director Jeff Nichols has an eye for turning everyday items — a pile of trash, a clear sky, a barking dog — into signs of immanent doom.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 18, 2011

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Russell Banks bares the soul of a sex offender in Skin

Minor problems
When it comes to reprobate or ostracized characters, Russell Banks has no fear.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 12, 2011

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Review: The Clock

Time pieces
"In Switzerland they had brotherly love," he says. "They had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 12, 2011



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Review: Blackthorn

Mateo Gil's prequel to Butch and Cassidy's tale
This is one sequel superior to the original — if the original were Butch and Sundance: The Early Days .
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 11, 2011

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Review: The Women on the 6th Floor

A kind of European version of The Help
Philippe Le Guay's '60s-set Parisian upstairs/downstairs, a kind of European version of The Help , has all the ingredients necessary for US consumption: political correctness, platitudes, saucy comedy; and a romance between a middle-aged bourgeois reactionary and a life-affirming, left-leaning babe 30 years his junior.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 11, 2011

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Review: The Big Year

The Big Year falls short
Dorky, obsessed with trivia, and badly dressed — birders get a bad rap.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 12, 2011

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Review: Mozart's Sister

Wolfgang's understudy sister fights for the limelight
When first seen in René Féret's speculative story about the older sibling of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maria Anna "Nannerl" is pissing in the snow.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 04, 2011

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Review: Love Crime

A deconstruction of the mystery genre
Love Crime deconstructs the genre by showing how to put together a mystery in order to deceive and manipulate those who would try to take it apart.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  October 04, 2011


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