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Blood and honey

Review: In the Land of Blood and Honey

Jolie has loosely reworked the story of Romeo and Juliet in an infamous setting familiar from CNN but here seen from the inside.
Angelina Jolie's feature directorial debut
By TOM MEEK  |  January 06, 2012
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Global warning


 Not that it should surprise anyone after Pia Zadora won their Best Actress Award in 1981 for her performance in “Butterfly” and Sharon Stone won...
By Peter Keough  |  December 20, 2010
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Review: The Tourist

This might be as silly as Salt , the previous film in which Angelina Jolie was cast as a smirking beauty with a mysterious identity, but it's not as entertaining.
Depp and Jolie are no Grant and Hepburn
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 17, 2010
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Interview: Chloe Moretz

"You are watching a star being born," says Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn about Chloe Moretz in the voiceover commentary to the DVD and Blu-ray release of the movie, which came out at the beginning of this month.
Hit-Girl to It Girl
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 27, 2010
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Review: Salt

"Who is Salt?" ask the promos for this movie. Doesn't really matter — all you need to know is that she's the latest Angelina Jolie heroine.
Angelina Jolie escapes unshaken
By GARY SUSMAN  |  July 23, 2010
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Game Changer?(1)

For the worse part of two decades, Hollywood has been trying to discover the formula for successfully adapting video games to the big screen.
After decades of lackluster releases, the video-game-turned-film genre may have finally found its royalty
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 04, 2010


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Heroine chic

One of the more satisfying moments in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) occurs when 13-year-old Hermione (Emma Watson) unloads a right hook that staggers the villainous Malfoy. “That felt good,” she says, pleased with herself. “Not good,”
Hollywood cashes in on girl power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010
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Cannes goods

Quick — name a world-class film-festival administrator willing to reveal that at age 12 he was titillated by the sight of clodhopper-shod Minnie Mouse stomping on Mickey's tail in a French comic book.
Tarantino, Antichrist , and well-lit genitalia show why the French film festival is like no other
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 29, 2009
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Review: Wanted: Weapons of Fate

It's hard to say which has a worse reputation: movies based on video games or video games based on movies.
Over in a muzzle flash
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 10, 2009
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Firing back

"Yogurt is the official food of women." Or so enthuses TV writer Sarah Haskins in her sarcastic three-minute video "Target Women: Yogurt Edition."
A girl's best friend is her yogurt
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  March 25, 2009
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Keough sweeps Oscars

Is our Phoenix film editor good, or what? This past week, Peter Keough predicted six major Oscar categories and earlier went out on a limb and called the two short-subject winners.
Way better than average
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  February 25, 2009


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Martyr complex

This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
Oscar suffers for our sins
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009
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Worth another look

In 2008, real estate and jobs dominated local art news.
Intriguing views of a warped world
By GREG COOK  |  December 23, 2008
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I’ve Loved You So Long

So which portrayal of a victimized woman will win an Oscar this year?  
A crass and pretentious soap opera
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 28, 2008
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Mother courage

How many ways can Angelina Jolie cry?  
Angelina Jolie goes on a tear in Changeling
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 21, 2008
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Sexual Politics

Duchovny, now 48 and with a nearly complete doctorate from Yale in English lit, says he is back in rehab for sex addiction.  
Everybody wants some, but women don’t call it an illness
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  October 09, 2008


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Funhouse

AS220’s exhibit “New Obstructions” is one of those right-on ideas that seem to come so naturally to the institution.  
“New Obstructions” at AS220; “Trash” at 5 Traverse
By GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2008
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Fallopian follies

Speculating on celebrity baby “bumps” is Hollywood blood sport.
While celebrity sages salivate over Hollywood babies, Beltway pundits are spinning the latest wave of ovarian escapades. Have girls really gone wild?
By KARA BASKIN  |  September 10, 2008
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The Women

Rewritten, directed, and produced by Diane English in a flat style that betrays both her TV roots and her status as a first-time director.
A Botoxed ode to Saks Fifth Avenue
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 09, 2008
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Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008
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Ready or not (mostly not)

Oh, Beijing. You’re like the ex-boyfriend that I wanted so badly to love, but just couldn’t bring myself to face in the morning, once the booze wore off.
Beijing says it's ready for the Olympics. Uh, really, Beijing?
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  August 06, 2008


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Wanted

Leveraging the graphic novel by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, the film manages one juicy nugget of inspiration with its bland protagonist.
A knockoff lacking zing
By TOM MEEK  |  June 25, 2008
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Ghost of future past

When film actor Keir Dullea turned up in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo as the father of Angelina Jolie’s character in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd ,  I was not only surprised to see him again onscreen, but amazed that he wasn’t dead.
Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 18, 2008
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Control freaks

Back in the ’60s, those crafty cranks Mel Brooks and Buck Henry spun the red-scare spook biz into a sit-com full of wit and absurdity featuring rival agencies KAOS and Control.
Get Smart dumbs down
By TOM MEEK  |  June 17, 2008
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Camera bluff

Even as critics and moviegoers alike have scorned the surge of movies related to the War on Terror and Iraq, Nina Davenport has quietly been making illuminating, fair-minded, and entertaining films on these topics.
Occupational hazards in Operation Filmmaker
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 17, 2008
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Kung Fu Panda

The thin script is light on length and surprise, heavy on tike-pleasing jokes and action.
A colorful wuxia comedy
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 04, 2008


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The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll

It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008
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Are we grading on a curve?

It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 23, 2008
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The Oscars go to Hell

Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2008
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Beowulf

As Beowulf (mostly in voice), the reliable and paunchy Ray Winstone develops a digitally chiseled physique.
Full-blown FX
By TOM MEEK  |  November 20, 2007