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Review: The Raven

If only Poe could find the solution to the mystery in his own texts! Or if the filmmakers made any use of them.
John Cusack as Poe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 27, 2012
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Review: Perrier's Bounty

Irish gangsters, at least in the movies, like to talk.
A poor man's In Bruges
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 09, 2010
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Review: Perrier’s Bounty

Irish gangsters, at least in the movies, like to talk.
Mayhem with an aura of Celtic winsomeness
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010
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Review: Green Zone

Paul Greengrass's Green Zone takes us on a frenetic trip down memory lane — back to the beginning of the Iraq War.
Follow the yellowcake road to the Emerald City
By SHAULA CLARK  |  March 19, 2010
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Review: The Secret Of Kells

It's early-ninth-century Ireland, and young, flame-haired Brendan is agog over the arrival of Iona refugee Aidan and his white cat, Pangur Bán, at the Abbey of Kells.
Celtic crossover
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 19, 2010
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Lite at the end of the tunnel?

If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 01, 2010


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Swede relief

“It’s great to be back here,” intoned lead Soundtracker Ebbot Lundberg, looking not completely unlike Brendan Gleeson unconvincingly playing St. Francis Of Assisi.
Soundtrack of Our Lives, live at the Paradise, March 9, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 12, 2009
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Tiger by the tail

The wild and woolly cinema of John Boorman
The wild and woolly cinema of John Boorman
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  November 18, 2008
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Mediæval morality play

It’s location, location, location for Martin McDonagh.
In Bruges   is a good place to be
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 06, 2008
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Southie rules

In Brad Gann’s film Black Irish , Tom Guiry plays a seething blur of Southie rage named Terry.
Dot Ave goes to Hollywood
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 24, 2007
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Black Irish heartbreak

You know there’s going to be a big game somewhere in this, as well as reconciliations in the intensive-care unit.
Neighborhood themes, or cliches?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 24, 2007


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Hairy Potter

Whatever else it may be, the Harry Potter Edda is surely the most popular narrative about the dawning of pubertal awareness ever created.
Hormones submit to dreary Order
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  July 10, 2007
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Black Irish

Brad Gann’s feature debut, this year’s Boston Irish Film Festival opener, taps into some of the same neighborhood themes as The Departed: guilt, redemption, family ties. Or are they clichés?
Filled with guilt, redemption, family ties
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 01, 2006