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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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Review: It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl

Richard Trank's documentary
In 50 years, Theodor Herzl predicted in his diary during the First Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897, he would be recognized as the founder of the first Jewish state.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 04, 2012

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Review: Bachelorette

Leslye Headland's debut
The premise might seem familiar: three 30ish high-school classmates — Regan (Kirsten Dunst), Gena (Lizzy Caplan), and Katie (Isla Fisher) — celebrate the impending nuptials of a fourth, Becky (Rebel Wilson).
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 05, 2012

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Review: The Words

Klugman and Sternthal's gimcrack
Ironically, the words are the worst part of Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal's matryoshka-doll-like gimcrack.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 07, 2012

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Review: The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

The first Chinese martial-arts film in 3D
Swords aren't the only things flying in Tsui Hark's splendidly absurd wuxia — the first Chinese martial-arts film in 3D.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 28, 2012

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Review: Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

Matthew Akers's provocative documentary
Matthew Akers's provocative documentary opens with an image we don't see that often: a long close-up of a human face.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 28, 2012



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Review: Lawless

John Hillcoat's gangster melodrama
Of all the films that John Hillcoat's gangster melodrama resembles, Roger Corman's pulp classic Bloody Mama might be the most instructive.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 31, 2012

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Review: Sleepwalk With Me

Mike Birbiglia's autobiographical feature
What compels people to perform comedy? And how does it relate to profound sleep disorders?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  September 05, 2012

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Are we voting at the box office?

Movie projections
The accompanying chart classifies various big budget releases over the past 15 months according to their political leanings based on my interpretation of the film.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 22, 2012

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Review: Cosmopolis

Cronenberg's adaptation of Don DeLillo's novella
In a scene in David Cronenberg's adaptation of Don DeLillo's novella, as Robert Pattinson grimaces while having a proctological exam, you realize that throughout the whole movie he's been acting like he has a finger up his butt.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 23, 2012

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Review: The Expendables 2

Phony machismo
Old action heroes never die, they take steroids, become governor of California, and end up in Simon West's The Expendables 2 .
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 23, 2012



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The Hollywood blockbuster guide to the politics of patriotism

Red, white, and blue screens
Patriotism may be the last resort of the scoundrel, but lately it's proven a hot property in Hollywood.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 23, 2012

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Interview: Julie Delpy explores her neuroses in New York

Days and Confused
Actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter Julie Delpy excels at many things, but what she really wants to do is direct.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 17, 2012

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Review: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

More twee than odd
I would describe Timothy Green's life as more twee than odd.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 16, 2012

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Review: 2 Days In New York

Rowdy follow-up to 2 Days In Paris
Her angelic appearance notwithstanding, Julie Delpy is one raunchy woman.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 17, 2012

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Review: The Campaign

Jay Roach's satirical comedy
When it comes to mainstream movies commenting on political issues this year, Jay Roach's satirical comedy may be as bold as it's going to get.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2012



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Review: Hope Springs

Separate worlds
Elderly couples in the movies are so cute, but when did Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep slip into that category?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 09, 2012

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Review: Total Recall

Loud, humorless, and devoid of irony
For a writer who has defined contemporary paranoia, Philip K. Dick hasn't had luck with the adaptations of his work.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 07, 2012

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Review: The Babymakers

Gross-out comedy
The fine art of the jizz joke probably peaked with There's Something About Mary , but that doesn't stop Jay Chandresekhar from beating it to death in this gross-out comedy.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 02, 2012

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Interview: Zoe Kazan brings the write stuff to Ruby Sparks

In your dreams
Her parents are both Hollywood screenwriters, and her grandfather, Elia Kazan, was a legendary director, so it couldn't have been a surprise when Zoe Kazan chose a career in show business as opposed to, say, becoming an accountant or a park ranger.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  August 01, 2012

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Review: The Watch

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


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