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Film: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

This winning British movie, in which rumpled fisheries expert Fred (McGregor) and sleek exec Harriet (Emily Blunt) help realize the dream project of a sheik, brings to mind the classic Ealing comedies that starred Guinness.
Swimming upstream
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  March 09, 2012
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Review: Haywire

Despite some thrilling combat choreography executed with flair by MMA champ Gina Carano, Steven Soderbergh clearly phoned it in here. The barely-there plot involves Mallory (Carano), a double-crossed Black Ops agent who goes rogue in an uninteresting se
Soderbergh phones it in
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  January 27, 2012
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Review: The Ghost Writer

How odd that the two latest films by two of the world's greatest living filmmakers should be adaptations of bestsellers set on islands off the coast of Massachusetts.
Competent but dull
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2010
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Review: The Men Who Stare at Goats

Here’s a subject that really could have used a Stanley Kubrick or a John Frankenheimer or a Robert Altman. But are there any great cinematic satirists left, auteurs with the knack for black comedy and cold-blooded irony?
Bleating hearts tame Goats
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2009
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Review: Amelia

The hallowed formula for an Oscar Best Picture nomination — legendary figure, pat rise and fall scenario, overproduced visuals and music, a showboating performance from a name actor, reassuring platitudes — falls flat in what is Mira Nair’s worst picture
Plane bad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009
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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009


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Heaven and Hell

Tom Hanks is back as Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon, but the filmmakers have ditched the long hair and allowed Hanks to look like an early-fiftysomething (which he is) instead of The Da Vinci Code 's 40ish hipster wanna-be.
Angels & Demons has it all
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009
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Deception

Director Marcel Langenegger has a way with a nocturnal urban landscape, but his feature debut goes splat on the pavement.
Unimaginative erotic thriller
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  April 30, 2008
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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

The Austen adaptations



By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 09, 2008
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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


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Becoming Jane

Anne Hathaway is game enough as Jane, though she has to spend an awful lot of time on the verge of tears.
Reinventing Austen's bio
By GARY SUSMAN  |  August 01, 2007
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Bunny girl

A film about one of the world’s bestselling children’s books and the ballsy British woman behind it marks the stirring return of Babe director Chris Noonan. Watch the trailer for Miss Potter (QuickTime)
Renée Zellweger’s Miss Potter doesn’t peter out
By ALICIA POTTER  |  January 03, 2007
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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
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Earning his wings

Delroy Lindo is only 6’3”, but he plays a lot bigger on screen.
The career of Delroy Lindo
By RYAN STEWART  |  August 11, 2006
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El Presidente

If there’s an extra hop in our step this week, it’s because we’re talking about Dan Hedaya, our top-tier, number-one, ultimate favorite character actor of all.
The career of Dan Hedaya
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 20, 2006


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Scarlett’s letters

Scarlett Johansson struck up such a friendship with Woody Allen that after Match Point , he gave her the lead in his next movie.
Johansson and Rhys Meyers lob a few
By GARY SUSMAN  |  January 14, 2006