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Review: Where the Wild Things Are

I can’t speak for the kids, but I would rate Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s 40-page children’s picture book up there with Up and Wall•E as topping the recent renaissance in children’s movies. If pressed, I’d rank it cl
Jonze, Eggers, and Sendak aren’t kidding around
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 16, 2009
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Penelope

Palansky’s winning visuals can’t make up for the story’s silliness.
Christina Ricci is still coming of age
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  February 27, 2008

Feel-bad cinema

This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 21, 2006
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For Your Consideration

The mock documentary has been around so long that it should have evolved by now into its own parody, the mock mock documentary. Watch the trailer for For Your Consideration  (QuickTime)
It's been considered
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006
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Guest appearance

Those who expect ingratiating clowning and motormouth shtick from Christopher Guest, funny-ha-ha filmmaker of Waiting for Guffman , Best of Show , and A Mighty Wind , guess again. In public, he’s deadpan and somber.
Comedy is hard in For Your Consideration
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 14, 2006