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Review: Don't be Afraid of the Dark

Katie Holmes plays Kim, a wannabe stepmom, in this lame remake of the 1973 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark .
Don't call it a comeback
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 26, 2011

Review: Animal Kingdom

You wouldn't think life could get much more dismal than the family setting depicted in the opening scene of Australian director David Michôd's stark, lacerating debut feature.
Zoo story: It's survival of the fittest
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 20, 2010

Review: The Road

John Hillcoat doesn't stray from Cormac McCarthy's Road For those who found the Coen Brothers' adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men too lighthearted, John Hillcoat's relentlessly faithful version of the author's post-apocalyptic Puli
No country for all men: John Hillcoat doesn't stray from Cormac McCarthy's Road
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 27, 2009

Review: The Hurt Locker

Now that the troops are pulling out and the war no longer haunts the headlines, maybe people will want to see a film about Iraq — especially since it's one of the best war movies ever made.
Kathryn Bigelow makes her masterpiece
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 10, 2009

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

Tabula rasa

Fuddy Meers , David Lindsay-Abaire’s madcap, not-for-the-prudish black comedy, is at Biddeford City Theater.
Biddeford's City Theater creates Fuddy Meers
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 25, 2008


America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007

First Snow

When slick salesman Jimmy struts into a fortune teller’s trailer, his fate is sealed.
A moody debut
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 04, 2007

Spring loaded

It’s spring, and Hollywood has to get the kinks out of its system before it can focus on the business at hand: the sequels of summer.
Working out the kinks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2007

Wasted again

Who was Edie Sedgwick? Was she a muse who inspired some notable work by Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan or just a footnote in their careers? Did she have any talent or accomplishments of her own? Why, in short, does she deserve a bio-pic? Watch the trailer f
Factory Girl isn’t the bio-pic Edie deserves
By GARY SUSMAN  |  February 07, 2007

Crossword: 'Make your own attack ad'

Visual effect to use when showing your opponent
. . . in five easy steps
By MATT JONES  |  May 31, 2006


Outdoor living

The Outback might be rough and wild, but it’s the architecture that takes a real beating in The Proposition .
Nick Cave’s loaded Proposition
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 26, 2006

Indie dependents

Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006