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Review: Tyrannosaur

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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
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Year in Film: Risky business

Every year the studios hold back their best until the end of the year, but this year they let us down.
Films whose aspirations are more than Academic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 22, 2008
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The performances never falter, and even James Horner's heavy-handed score can't dim the film's unfathomable, unshakable ending.
A stirring glimpse at Europe's darkest hour
By PEG ALOI  |  November 11, 2008
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Candide camera

There might be a dark side to Poppy (Sally Hawkins), the driving force behind Mike Leigh’s new film Happy-Go-Lucky , but damned if I could find it.  
Mike Leigh lightens up in Happy-Go-Lucky
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 16, 2008

Cheese Danish


Hamlet variations we'd like to see
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2008
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Hairy Potter

Whatever else it may be, the Harry Potter Edda is surely the most popular narrative about the dawning of pubertal awareness ever created.
Hormones submit to dreary Order
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  July 10, 2007


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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
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Basic Instinct 2

It’s been 14 years since Sharon Stone uncrossed her legs in Basic Instinct .
Silly fun for fans of the original
By TOM MEEK  |  April 05, 2006