Clive Owen

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More reverend than most reverends; an Abel challenger; hail, Olivia

Those unfamiliar with Phillipe and Jorge's childhoods are often surprised to learn that in our Wonder Years, your superior correspondents were quite the choirboys.
Holy too too
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 08, 2012

Review: Intruders

Some of the intruders in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's dense, dark, but not very scary thriller come not from outside but from within.
Scary on the inside
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 30, 2012

Review: The Boys Are Back

Director Scott Hicks ( Shine ) returns to warm hearts with the saga of Joe Warr, a journalist (based on real-life columnist Simon Carr, and played by Clive Owen) whose second wife (Laura Fraser) dies of cancer, leaving him a single father with a hands-
We're supposed to root for this guy?
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 02, 2009

Review: Duplicity

Like Steven Soderbergh in his Oceans series, Tony Gilroy seems to have decided to take a break from making serious movies like 2007's Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton .
Let's just say that Gilroy is no Ernst Lubitsch when it comes to sophisticated, saucy effervescence. Or a Hitchcock, either.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 18, 2009

Review: The International

In lieu of action, character development, or plot, The International offers architecture.
Bank failure
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 10, 2009

Anti-depressant cinema

The screen offers relief from a world of woe
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 29, 2008


Bogus Bess

“History,” Winston Churchill told us, “is written by the victors.”
Elizabeth: The Golden Age is leaden
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 10, 2007

Shoot 'Em Up

I had hoped, America, that you and I had outgrown a knife in the face and a one-liner coup de grâce equal parts Elmore Leonard and Bruce Vilanch.
Screwing America one gun-slinger at a time
By CHIRS BRAIOTTA  |  September 12, 2007

War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007

Birth rite

How would you respond to the prospect of no future generations? To the realization that human existence ends with the deaths of those now alive? Watch the trailer for Children of Men (QuickTime)
Cuarón isn’t kidding in Children of Men
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

Doom, gloom and zoom

Given the past year’s headlines, it can’t come as a surprise that some of the best films of 2006 had an edge of darkness to them.
A year in film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 16, 2007


Inside Man

The kind of intelligent entertainment that has not been Hollywood’s specialty for the past 40 years makes a comeback in the directorial hands of Spike Lee.
Lee's heist film neither formulaic nor cynical
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  March 28, 2006

Seasonal adjustment

After weeks of tormenting audiences with gems like Failure To Launch and The Shaggy Dog , Hollywood seems ready to shake off the Oscar doldrums and unveil its spring collection.
Hollywood springs back
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006

The Pink Panther

The comic-sleuth series has struggled since the 1980 death of Peter Sellers, who incarnated the iconic French nincompoop Inspector Clouseau.
Steve Martin's bungling gendarme scours Paris for a killer and the mother of all diamonds
By TOM MEEK  |  February 15, 2006

Politics as usual?

Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006

New to DVD on January 17, 2006

With the possible exception of the days of Soviet Social Realism, people have gone to the movies to escape the daily grind, not relive it.
Junebug , Enron , Lord of War , Two for the Money , and more.
By  |  January 19, 2006