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A black Lincoln Town Car drives through the darkened streets of Providence.
Film Dept.
By PHILIP EIL  |  May 18, 2012
Short Take: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unfortunately, Fincher doesn't add much to Niels Arden Oplev's Swedish version: more Googling and plot-compressing montages and an altered but still convoluted ending.
Flamboyantly grisly sex crimes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 23, 2011

Oscar nominee predictions 2011: Social anxiety

Last year's Oscar program had a celebratory feeling about it that's not always associated with the most watched ceremony in the world.
Oscar looks back, turns inward
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 21, 2011

Interview: Jesse Eisenberg (''The Social Network'')

Eisenberg's performance suggests he's a genius, and a five-minute conversation does nothing to dispel that impression.
The actor on Harvard, anachronistic technology, and raging at the patriarchy
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010

Interview: Armie Hammer (''The Social Network'')

Armie Hammer looks like a menswear catalog model.
The actor talks about playing twins, digital-age chivalry, and growing up in the most interesting family that ever existed
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010

Review: The Social Network

The ever unpredictable David Fincher, along with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, didn't try to go high tech with this monumental "bio-pic" about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Fincher, Eisenberg put a face on it
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2010

Faces on Film: Facebook, the movie, coming soon

It was only a matter of time before someone made a movie about Facebook. Although, frankly, I think a movie about the pervy, dark underbelly...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 02, 2010

Tilda Swinton's mixed metamorphoses

Most people know Tilda Swinton either from her role as the White Witch in the Narnia movies or as the striking-looking woman who in her speech accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in Michael Clayton said she was going to gi
Indie-cinema luminary gets retrospective in P-Town
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 12, 2010

Stockholm syndrome

With its low crime rate and socialized everything, Sweden doesn’t seem very noirish compared with, say, LA. Then again, much of the country spends the entire winter without sunlight.
Stieg Larsson’s Girl is stinging Swedish noir
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 28, 2010

Heroine chic

One of the more satisfying moments in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) occurs when 13-year-old Hermione (Emma Watson) unloads a right hook that staggers the villainous Malfoy. “That felt good,” she says, pleased with herself. “Not good,”
Hollywood cashes in on girl power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010

Interview: Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson

Vampires may have taken a bite out of the popular zeitgeist in the past couple of years, but the nearly $25 million in ticket sales that greeted the opening of Zombieland, as it shuffled into theaters this past weekend, just goes to prove that while fles
 Picking the brains of Zombieland 's stars 
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 09, 2009


"It's quite simple, really," Dr. Branom tells Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange . "We're just going to show you some films."
One local video editor has build a following paying homage to Hollywood's coolest directors. So why is YouTube all up in his grill?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 18, 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

Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Brad Pitt is cute as a Button
Age before beauty
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 16, 2008

Dirge overkill

Against the grainy mix of plucky guitars and water-drop bells in "Burning Hearts," Flora Reed recalls a long-ago tryst that she traces from Paris cafûs across tarmacs and ancient ruins.
The sad songs of Winterpills
By MATT PARISH  |  December 09, 2008



Dotty old women, idiots in powder wigs, a fat guy beating off, and disgorged chunks of food — they aren’t as funny as you might think.
“Gag” might be a better title
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 23, 2008

Silver linings on a dark screen

The best films of 2007 hold their own when it comes to despair, evil, and treachery.
Film: 2007 in review
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2007

Turkey call

Turkey’s chances of getting into the European Union may be fading, but its role as a rising star in world cinema looks secure.
From genius to genre at the Boston Turkish Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 28, 2007

Horror scope

When watching a serial-killer movie, I always suspect the person investigating the case is the culprit. Doing time: Fincher kills it without frills in Zodiac. By Peter Keough
Robert Graysmith’s Zodiac obsession
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 28, 2007

Doing time

It's not so much about killing as it is about time. Horror scope: Robert Graysmith’s Zodiac obsession. By Peter Keough
Fincher kills it without frills in Zodiac
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 28, 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

Dead flowers

James Ellroy talks the way he writes, the way his doomed characters tell the stories of their lives: monotoned, terse, poetic, brutal. Peter Keough interviews James Ellroy (mp3)
James Ellroy on the movie and the obsession
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006


As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2006