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Review: Thin Ice

Brilliantly original in Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001), Jill Sprecher and her co-writer sister Karen seem to have gone through a card file of used ideas to cobble together this black comedy.
A little bit of this and that
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 06, 2012

Review: I Don't Know How She Does It

Sarah Jessica Parker plays a Boston investment manager — not a baker or a caterer — in a this movie by Douglas McGrath ( Emma ) that's otherwise as retro as a Katherine Heigl chick flick.
Having it all
By ANN LEWINSON  |  September 16, 2011

Review: The Last Song

Bestselling novelist Nicholas Sparks ( The Notebook , Dear John ) and effervescent ’tween queen Miley Cyrus hook up for one of Sparks’s patented tearjerkers.
Emotional kidney punches involving arson, divorce, and sea turtle eggs
By TOM MEEK  |  April 02, 2010

Review: Green Zone

Paul Greengrass's Green Zone takes us on a frenetic trip down memory lane — back to the beginning of the Iraq War.
Follow the yellowcake road to the Emerald City
By SHAULA CLARK  |  March 19, 2010

Flash of Genius

The title of Marc Abrahams’s first feature refers to the “eureka” moment that the US patent people insist must occur if an inventor is to prove that an idea is his own.  
An unexciting, earnest homily
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2008

Ghost Town

As a comedian, Ricky Gervais is like an endangered panda: he can perform only under specific circumstances.
A fill-in-the-blanks, DOA comedy
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  September 16, 2008

One sings, one doesn’t

This year, at least one element in “Boston Film Festival” is no longer true.
The BFF has little to celebrate; the HFA has ‘Edward Yang’
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 10, 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

Feast of Love

Feast of Love is a title that promises either extra helpings of the mysteries of the human heart or a smorgasbord of multiple positions.
Raves from Mr. Skin
By MARK BAZER  |  September 26, 2007

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

Little Miss Sunshine

Like little kids spouting dirty words in certain comedies, this film from first-time directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris undermines the subversive with the self-conscious. Watch the trailer for Little Miss Sunshine  (QuickTime)
Super freaks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 17, 2007



“Unfolding in the style of Memento ,” begin the press notes for Simon Brand’s freshman effort, which also reveals the “style” of Reservoir Dogs and Saw . Watch the trailer for The Unknown  (QuickTime)
 Not worth knowing
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 13, 2006


Disney scored with The Rookie , its dish on a 40-year-old pitcher getting his first big-league go, so why not the unlikely football career of a 30-year-old bartender from Philadelphia? Watch the trailer for Invincible  (QuickTime)
A score for Disney
By TOM MEEK  |  August 23, 2006

Politics as usual?

Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006

An unlikely Bond

Having ceded his signature role to a younger Bond, Pierce Brosnan couldn’t have planned a better escape route from the clutches of SPECTRE than with his portrayal of a profane, boozy killer.
Brosnan and Kinnear hit it off in The Matador
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 17, 2006

Die Another Day

How often do you get a second chance at making a first impression? In Hollywood, it’s likely never.
Director Richard Shepard hopes The Matador revives his career, too
By BRET MICHEL  |  January 05, 2006