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Review: End of Watch

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña aren't exactly corrupt cops in this self-important police drama, they're just fascistic assholes.
Self-important police drama
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 21, 2012

Duncan Jones on solving Source Code

It's the elephant in the room when you're talking to Duncan Jones: this guy is Zowie Bowie, Ziggy Stardust's son. It's uncool to bring it up, but how can you not at least mention it?
Game plan
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 01, 2011
Interview with Duncan Jones, director of "Source Code"

Interview with Duncan Jones, director of "Source Code"

It's the elephant in the room when you're talking to Duncan Jones: this guy is Zowie Bowie -- Ziggy Stardust's son! It's uncool to bring...
By Peter Keough  |  March 31, 2011

Interview: Edward Zwick, director of Love and Other Drugs

Ed Zwick on Glory , the go-go '90s, and Cialis-bathtub symbolism.
Beyond Glory days
By TOM MEEK  |  November 26, 2010

Review: Love and Other Drugs

Zwick, Gyllenhaal, Hathaway give us a hard sell
Zwick, Gyllenhaal, Hathaway give us a hard sell
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 26, 2010

Review: Cropsey

A perturbing blend of horror and documentary, Cropsey looks at what happens when the boogeyman is real.
A real-life nightmare
By ZAK JASON  |  June 11, 2010


Game Changer?(1)

For the worse part of two decades, Hollywood has been trying to discover the formula for successfully adapting video games to the big screen.
After decades of lackluster releases, the video-game-turned-film genre may have finally found its royalty
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 04, 2010

Review: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

This, the most artistically successful video game-to-screen translation yet (which isn’t saying much), could have used more of its own magical Sands of Time, which endow the possessor with time-rewinding, mistake-correcting powers.
Acrobatic loner thrust into the arms of a princess
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 04, 2010

Review: Brothers

Operation Enduring Freedom seems to have replaced Vietnam as Hollywood's go-to military quagmire from which to dredge gut-wrenching meditations on the psychological carnage of war.
Maguire, Gyllenhaal go deer hunting
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 11, 2009

Interview: Jamie Foxx

"Until you get a chance to define another side of your career, people will always say, 'You're doing it as a hobby.' "
Jamie Foxx on acting, singing, comedy, and controversy
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  August 14, 2009
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Chill out, seriously

By SARA DONNELLY  |  October 27, 2008


Rabbit forming

For further indication of the darkening zeitgeist, consider the personae of imaginary rabbits.
Donnie Darko, plus The Bluest Eye and To Kill a Mockingbird
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 08, 2007

Faithless Rendition

It’s ironic, and probably auspicious for its box office, that Rendition comes out a week after the Supreme Court refused to hear the case of Khaled el-Masri.
A soapy plot tortures the truth
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  October 16, 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

Doing time

It's not so much about killing as it is about time. Horror scope: Robert Graysmith’s Zodiac obsession. By Peter Keough
Fincher kills it without frills in Zodiac
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 28, 2007

Fractured fairy tales

Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006


Crossword: 'I can't be positive'

Negativity down to the core
By MATT JONES  |  May 17, 2006

Brokeback breakdown

The most politically loaded Oscar race since Gandhi versus E.T. in 1982 seems to have come down to a contest between the gay-cowboy movie that isn’t really a gay-cowboy movie and the drama about racial conflict that’s really a glib exercise in screenwrit
Mountain ’s Oscar hopes come down with a Crash
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006

Where is the love?

Within a couple months of its release, Brokeback Mountain went from being simply a well-made, serious film to a widely recognized, highly satirized cultural artifact.
Brokeback Mountain perfectly captures our ambivalence about marriage — gay and straight
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  March 06, 2006

Swag hags

It’s the dirty secret of film critics: we’re in it for the swag.
Movie after movie, Hollywood tries to buy off critics with tchotchkes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 06, 2006

Hollywood gives Bush the finger

Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006


Hollywood gives Bush the finger - side

Our film editor's predictions
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 25, 2006