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Review: Tyrannosaur

Review: Tyrannosaur(1)

In his directorial debut, actor Paddy Considine has learned that the best way to develop sympathy for someone who kicks his dog to death is by comparing him to another character (Eddie Marsan) who urinates on his wife.
Paddy Considine's directorial debut
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 24, 2012

Review: 127 Hours

You have to wonder why so many recent films have featured people trapped in a confined or isolated place: Frozen , Devil , Buried , and now Danny Boyle's jazzy and harrowing account of the true story of Aron Ralston.
Danny Boyle and James Franco go out on a limb
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 12, 2010

Interview with Danny Boyle ("127 Hours")

Quite the contrast between interviewing Danny Boyle, promoting  "127 Hours," and the other big name British director I chatted with last month, Stephen Frears,  promoting...
By Peter Keough  |  November 10, 2010

Review: Sin Nombre

Films like Sin nombre exploit their subjects as much as they empathize with them.
An artificially "realistic" sensibility
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 01, 2009

Keough sweeps Oscars

Is our Phoenix film editor good, or what? This past week, Peter Keough predicted six major Oscar categories and earlier went out on a limb and called the two short-subject winners.
Way better than average
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  February 25, 2009

Oscar predictions: Liberal gilt

It's like a fairy tale for Hollywood liberals.
Oscar wants to be a Millionaire
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 17, 2009


Martyr complex

This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
Oscar suffers for our sins
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009

Terror masala

After living in fear of terrorism for more than half a decade, it’s something of a relief to sit in the dark at the Somerville Theatre and . . . laugh at it.
Bollywood introduces the singing, dancing terrorist
By SEETHA NARAYAN  |  November 25, 2008

Whiz kid

Slumdog Millionaire is a magical misery tour
Slumdog Millionaire is a magical misery tour
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 18, 2008

Slumdog slumming?(1)

Danny Boyle goes to extremes in Millionaire
Danny Boyle goes to extremes in Millionaire
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 18, 2008

Making us stronger

I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 17, 2008


Sound bites

In space, so the tag line for Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi thriller Alien goes, nobody can hear you scream.
Sunshine sheds little light on the sci-fi genre
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 18, 2007

Cinema of Shadows

It’s not likely, but Judd Apatow’s pitch for Knocked Up might have sounded something like this.
We’re five years into the Iraq crisis, and Hollywood hasn't made a film about the war. Or is  every film is about the war?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 06, 2007

28 Weeks Later

A repeat outbreak is 20 seconds and one bloody kiss away, and the Yanks are taking no prisoners.
A bloody fine sequel to a bioterror classic
By PEG ALOI  |  May 17, 2007

Fractured fairy tales

Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006