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Review: The Dictator

Though his PR campaign might suggest otherwise, Sacha Baron Cohen has actually made (with director Larry Charles) a sweet movie, not unlike Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator , if less sentimental.
Surprisingly sweet
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2012
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Review: Shutter Island

I read Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island , a 336-page throat-grabbing mystery thriller, in two nearly sleepless nights.
Brain drain: few shudders
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2010
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Review: Fifty Dead Men Walking

In the 1980s in Northern Ireland, a petty hustler named Martin McGartland (Jim Sturgess) went from street-corner obscurity to playing a major role in the war in Belfast between Catholics and Protestants, as he swore allegiance to the militant branch of
Fast-paced but uninvolving
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 21, 2009
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Elegy

Cruz, who bares all in her finest performance since her days as Pedro Almodóvar’s muse.
Sex and power dominate in this Roth adaptation
By TOM MEEK  |  August 20, 2008
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TransSiberian

The payoff might be superficial, but the suspense and the intrigue compel.
A sleekly crafted Hitchcockian thriller
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008
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Beyond therapy

This is the stoner comedy that might make people take adolescence — and getting stoned — seriously again.
The Wackness looks back in languor
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 09, 2008


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Company man

In at least one of its toss-away scenes, Joshua Seftel’s War, Inc. rises to the level of brutal bad taste that distinguishes master satirists from Jonathan Swift to Stanley Kubrick.
War, Inc.  cuts its losses
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2008
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Signs of life

Gone are the days when documentaries were regarded as the scruffy relatives of “real” films.
A full slate of compelling fare at the 11th annual Newport International Film Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ AND JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 28, 2008
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The Last Legion

The battle scenes look ho-hum in the wake of 300 , as director Doug Lefler sticks stolidly to the old school.
A load of poppycock
By TOM MEEK  |  August 22, 2007
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Tour de force

Two movies push at each other within Jasmine Dellal’s Gyspy Caravan, which opens this Friday, July 6, at the Kendall Square.
Gypsy Caravan, You Kill Me
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 03, 2007
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Glee and venom

Of the great modernist playwrights, Harold Pinter has had the most intimate relationship with film.
Lacerating Harold Pinter at the Harvard Film Archive
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  May 08, 2007


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Get on Dubus

The literary rise of Andre Dubus III was certainly not made via any academic fast-track.
PSC Affiliate Artists showcase novelist's work
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 28, 2007
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The importance of being Ridiculus

You wouldn’t think that an effective way into the heart of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest would be to play down the comedy’s slapstick farce, stentorian wit, fast pacing, or romantic heterosexuality.
Oscar Wilde at the ART
By ED SIEGEL  |  January 02, 2007
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Lucky Number Slevin

“It all starts with a horse,” begins wheelchair-bound Mr. Goodkat (Bruce Willis), describing a “Kansas City shuffle” — hipster slang for elaborate misdirection, this film’s MO.
Just another Pulp Fiction wannabe
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 05, 2006