Colin Farrell

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Review: Seven Psychopaths

As in his debut In Bruges , Martin McDonagh here plays self-reflexive games while undermining the gangster genre.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 12, 2012

Review: Total Recall

For a writer who has defined contemporary paranoia, Philip K. Dick hasn't had luck with the adaptations of his work.
Loud, humorless, and devoid of irony
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2012
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Review: Fright Night

Set in the sun-bleached city of sin, Las Vegas — where many of the strip's denizens are already dead inside — Fright Night plays upon elements of darkness and indulgence.
Friendly neighborhood vampire
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Horrible Bosses

After two comedies, it's clear Seth Gordon is good at making . . . documentaries.
Overplayed quirks
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 15, 2011

Review: Ondine

Love in a Neil Jordan film is almost always impossible: a guy falls for another man’s wife, or for his own mother, or (unwittingly) for another guy, or for the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Mysterious mer-woman takes up with a fisherman
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2010

Review: Crazy Heart

Every great actor has at least one washed-up, alcoholic, award-winning-country-singer role in him. For Jeff Bridges, it's "Bad" Blake, a former C&W legend now reduced to playing bowling alleys and dive bars in tiny towns in the Southwest.
Country discomfort: Jeff Bridges can't be beat
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2010


Review: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Few filmmakers have suffered from the life-imitates-art phenomenon as has Terry Gilliam.
Ledger-demain: Gilliam leaves nothing to the Imaginarium
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2010

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

Cannes job

Five goodies coming out of Cannes
Five films to watch for
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 29, 2009

Pride and Glory

Here comes director Gavin O’Connor ( Miracle ) to demonstrate that threatening a baby — especially with a hot iron — will never be acceptable.  
Overwrought, derivative police procedural
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 28, 2008

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


Cassandra's Dream

Well, as we used to say about the Sox and can still say about Woody Allen movies, there’s always next year.
Unbearably grim
By MARK BAZER  |  January 16, 2008

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

They're watching you

A guide for privacy for Mainers and beyond.
Bugged Levis, unauthorized sex tapes, leaked medical records — is nothing sacred anymore?
By SARA DONNELLY  |  August 30, 2006

A Mann's world

Just because Michael Mann, the producer of Miami Vice back in the ‘80s, is the guy behind the big-screen adaptation, it doesn’t mean he has any reverence or nostalgia for his old series. Watch the trailer for Miami Vice (QuickTime)
Atmosphere floats Miami Vice
By GARY SUSMAN  |  July 28, 2006

Crossword: 'Named, yet unnamed'

Everyday people you'll never meet
By MATT JONES  |  June 07, 2006


Apocalypse now and then

With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006

Ask the Dust

Robert Towne’s labor of love pays homage to a much-romanticized literary tradition, that of American fiction writing of the 1930s.
Study of writers feels too warm and fuzzy
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  March 14, 2006

The devil and his demons

Vinny Paz struts into the charity fundraiser for the special olympics at the Rhode Island Convention Center in a slick, gray pinstripe suit, with gold hoop earrings in his ears.
After blowing the millions he made as a boxer, Vinny Paz tries to find his way back
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  March 09, 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

Stuck in the shallows

The New World begins and ends with water, imagery that makes it clear where director Terrence Malick, in his much-anticipated follow-up to 1998’s The Thin Red Line , is coming from.
Terrence Malick’s The New World
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  January 19, 2006