Emily Mortimer

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Review: The Newsroom

The Newsroom is a dose of concentrated Sorkin, by turns maddening and exhilarating.
All in the family: Sorkin does Sorkin in 'The Newsroom'
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 22, 2012

Review: Hugo

Martin Scorsese goes Spielberg with Hugo, as dumbed-down as the shortening of the title of Brian Selznick's Caldecott winner implies.
A valentine to early cinema
By ANN LEWINSON  |  November 25, 2011
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Review: Our Idiot Brother

Homeless and bounced from one sister's house to the next, will Ned and his simplicity serve as a touchstone of truth for these miserable women?
Jesse Peretz's obnoxious comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011

Review: Harry Brown

It's formula with a vengeance.
The trouble with Harry
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2010

Review: Shutter Island

I read Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island , a 336-page throat-grabbing mystery thriller, in two nearly sleepless nights.
Brain drain: few shudders
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2010


The payoff might be superficial, but the suspense and the intrigue compel.
A sleekly crafted Hitchcockian thriller
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008



Not quite a neo-noir, still less a martial-arts movie, David Mamet’s taut, dank drama has a foot in each camp.
Pleasingly nuts
By GRAHAM FULLER  |  May 07, 2008

Mister Lonely

Harmony Korine aspires to the weird and revelatory but too often achieves the merely creepy.
Weird meets revelatory unsuccessfully
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2008

Wrong on Wright?

I’m so sick of people in general, and reporters in particular, who make assumptions about something based on hearsay.
Letters to the Boston editor, April 25, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 23, 2008

Chaos Theory

Are you ready for the Truth? Here goes: it’s the name given by over-wound human clock Frank to his penis.
A plot centered around one man's penis
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 09, 2008

Lars and the Real Girl

To see how a similar premise can actually touch the heart, check out Peter Cattaneo’s lovely, neglected 2005 film Opal Dream .
Resolutely weird
By LARS AND THE REAL GIRL  |  October 17, 2007


23 skidoo?

As of press time, the 23rd Boston Film Festival was still shaping up.
The Boston Film Festival: work in progress
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 14, 2007

Paris je t'aime

The concept for this anthology was a short film representing each of Paris’s 20 arrondissements, from the Jardins des Tuileries (#1) to the Cimitière du Père Lachaise (#20).
A whirlwind tour of 18 arrondissements in 120 minutes
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 23, 2007

Glee and venom

Of the great modernist playwrights, Harold Pinter has had the most intimate relationship with film.
Lacerating Harold Pinter at the Harvard Film Archive
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  May 08, 2007

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

Power Point

A move to London has yielded the director's most bracing, sure-handed, satisfying film in a decade.
Woody Allen returns to form in Match Point
By GARY SUSMAN  |  January 09, 2006