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Review: Casa de Mi Padre

Will Ferrell is the macho ranchero with a heart of gold in Matt Piedmont's parody.
Matt Piedmont's spoof of Mexican cinema
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  March 16, 2012

Review: Letters To Juliet

After tugging at our heartstrings in Dear John , Amanda Seyfried once again takes on the role of a do-gooder infatuated with letter writing.
'Tis torture, and not mercy
By SHAULA CLARK  |  May 14, 2010

Review: Rudo y Cursi

In 2001, Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna teamed up in Alfonso Cuarón's Y tu mamá también , and that exuberant coming-of-age romp suggested that Mexican cinema might be the next New Wave.
Tepid, crude, and prissy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 15, 2009

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


The Fernando Meirelles–directed film is, of necessity, less literary and philosophical.  
An old-fashioned disaster-movie yarn
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 01, 2008

Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008


Dream job

In a recurring scene in Michel Gondry’s La science des rêves , Stéphane (Gael García Bernal), who’s clad in a tight-fitting lavender suit, frantically runs around his “television studio,” its walls constructed from egg cartons, its cameras from cardboar
Michel Gondry is skilled in the science of film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 22, 2006

Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006

The King

When things go bad, they go Biblically bad. Watch the trailer for The King  (QuickTime)
Near-horror film about Elvis's lost years
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 14, 2006

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