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Review: New Year's Eve

Review: New Year's Eve

Lately Garry Marshall has shown a certain genius for turning miserable holidays into terrible movies.
Feast of forced fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 2011
Nominal success

Nominal success

 This year I feel less embarrassed than I normally do after the Oscar nominations announcements, getting fewer prognostications wrong - four - than my usual...
By Peter Keough  |  January 25, 2011

Innocence lost, but not forgotten

In film, the demands of art and of history are often in conflict. The aptly-titled Conviction , opening this Friday in theaters, is the rare feature film that satisfies both demands.
Freedom watch

Bristol’s crusading lawyer goes Hollywood

If you haven’t heard of Betty Anne Waters, the Bristol pub owner and single mother of two who put herself through college and law school in a nearly three-decade crusade to overturn her brother’s murder conviction, you will soon.
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  July 16, 2010

Crossword: ''It's a Tough Job''

But you totally get used to it.
But you totally get used to it.
By MATT JONES  |  February 26, 2010

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


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

Shuffling off to infamy

Tasering Donte . Sounds like a movie title, doesn't it?
Buffalo doesn't have a counterfeiting problem — but it does need to curb its bad Bills
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 24, 2009

P.S. I Love You

Gerry is the perfect dead man, showing up shirtless à la Ghost or in stagy flashbacks.
A middling effort for Hilary Swank
By ALICIA POTTER  |  December 19, 2007

The Reaping

Mixing CSI talk with a lot of evangelical mumbo-jumbo, this over-serious eye candy keeps you on the edge of your seat but never freaks you out.
Over-serious eye candy
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  April 11, 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


Body dabble

At times Brian De Palma shows signs of the genius some attribute to him. Watch the trailer for The Black Dahlia (QuickTime)
Brian De Palma makes a mess of The Black Dahlia
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

Freedom Writers

Based on a true story, this Dangerous Minds retread stars Hilary Swank as a naive teacher in Los Angeles who takes a misfit group of gangbangers and dealers and teaches them about poetry, life . . . and Anne Frank.
Classroom concentration camp
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  January 03, 2007

Are you kidding us?

Russell Crowe as the Bud-I?
Russell Crowe, you’re no Buddy Cianci
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 19, 2006

Crossword: 'The choice is yours'

Make decisions, find your destiny.
By MATT JONES  |  June 28, 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



Duncan Tucker’s debut feature stars Desperate Housewives ’ Felicity Huffman as the pre-operative transsexual Bree.
By MATTIAS FREY  |  January 19, 2006