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Review:Being Flynn

Review: Being Flynn

Adaptations are always difficult to pull off, but this one had the extra baggage of being based on a lyrical book with chapter titles like "The Piss of God," and a tendency to jump back and forth through time as Flynn unpacks his life story.
Father complex
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  March 09, 2012
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Review: Greenberg

Why does she put up with him? Why, for that matter, should anyone in the audience?
A spurious man
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 26, 2010
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Review: A Serious Man

The Coen Brothers have put the sad back in sadism.
The Coens find no country for A Serious Man
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 09, 2009
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Review: Taking Woodstock

If there ever was a way to inject fresh interest into events that most people born after the baby boom couldn't care less about, it's to involve Eugene Levy and a shame-to-fame plot line made for reality television.
Ang Lee sums up the counterculture in style
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 28, 2009
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Mission Control

Like many of his films, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control will test the limits of its audience's patience.
Jim Jarmusch's arbitrary Limits
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 08, 2009
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The parent trap

Coraline pushes familiar buttons
Coraline pushes familiar buttons
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 03, 2009


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Review: Milk

Van Sant's Milk of human kindness
Van Sant's gay of reckoning
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 25, 2008
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Light Reading

Every now and then so-called independent filmmakers have to make money and prove to the studios that they have some traction at the box office.
The Coen Brothers have talent to Burn
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 09, 2008
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The play's the thing

Like Tropic Thunder , Hamlet 2 makes its satirical intent known straight away with a flurry of phony, funny commercials.
Steve Coogan masters tragic irony in Hamlet 2
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2008
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Mediæval morality play

It’s location, location, location for Martin McDonagh.
In Bruges   is a good place to be
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 06, 2008
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Do the write thing

Writers grow tiresome when they (a) write about writers, (b) write about writing, or (c) write about the difference between “fiction” and “reality.”
The redemption of fictional reality in Atonement
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 05, 2007


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In the mood for Lust

During one of the sex scenes that have earned Ang Lee’s adaptation of Eileen Chang’s short story its notoriety, I had to ask myself: how did that foot get there?
Ang Lee goes NC-17
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 03, 2007
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Open city

In the pioneering early-’80s days of the Toronto Film Festival, the audience actually rose before movie showings for a canned recording of “God Save the Queen.”
The 2007 Toronto Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 18, 2007