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Year in Film: Risky business

Every year the studios hold back their best until the end of the year, but this year they let us down.
Films whose aspirations are more than Academic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 22, 2008

Akin talks Turkey

Did he worry that it might sound like the name of an undiscovered Douglas Sirk film?
Cutting Edge of Heaven
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2008

Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge|The Flight of the Red Balloon

Such a multiple remove from a concrete object to various levels of simulation would probably be dizzying or even annoying as posed by any filmmaker other than the great Iranian auteur.
Clear and serene
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2008

Still waters

Have you concluded that Zhang Yimou is a softy and a sellout?
Jia Zhangke runs deep
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 26, 2008

Seven heaven

Who are the world’s greatest living narrative filmmakers, what I call the Magnificent Seven?
Readers speak out on the best directors
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 28, 2006

Triple ploy

Of the world’s great directors, Taiwan’s Hou Hsiao-Hsien is one of the most obscure.
Hou Hsiao-Hsien does it Three Times  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 28, 2006



As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2006