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The Iron Lady short take

Review: The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep's two films with Phyllida Lloyd, Mamma Mia and this silly biopic, demonstrate that even when the world's greatest actress is at the peak of her powers — whether dramatic, comic, or musical — it's not enough.
Streep's not enough to save this one
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2012

Review: Another Year

It joins a list of English films that do not make me want to visit England. Maybe because it's too much like here.
Mike Leigh's new film bristles with anxiety and loneliness.
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  January 21, 2011

Review: Perrier's Bounty

Irish gangsters, at least in the movies, like to talk.
A poor man's In Bruges
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 09, 2010

Review: Perrier’s Bounty

Irish gangsters, at least in the movies, like to talk.
Mayhem with an aura of Celtic winsomeness
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010

Review: The Young Victoria

Who knew Queen Victoria was such a babe?
No wonder there are more films about Elizabeth I
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 25, 2009

Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

For teenagers, everything seems like the end of the world: popularity, school, love, family, treacherous conspiracies, the war between good and evil wizards.
Half-Blood isn't half bad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 17, 2009


Review: Inkheart

How novel: a fantasy adventure for children that's not afraid of the dark while espousing the joys of the printed word, with nary a fart joke to be heard.
A nice diversion
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 20, 2009

When Did You Last See Your Father?

Director Anand Tucker's focus on compromise and memory over pre-fab, end-of-life resolutions is realistic and powerful.
Much more than a Lifetime Movie for Men
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  June 11, 2008

Numb Skull

You can’t say they don’t warn you.
Indiana Jones’s mild Kingdom
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 20, 2008

The odd couple

British director Mike Leigh is known as a master of kitchen-sink realism, making films about family and relationship conflict weighed down by the demands of contemporary working-class existence.
Revisit one of the great films about the artistic process
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 13, 2008

Hot Fuzz

Picture Agatha Christie buggered by Michael Bay, with (old-school) Peter Jackson administering lube.
Laughs and piles of bodies
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 18, 2007


Art of darkness

Was Terry Zwigoff the Great Weird Hope of American cinema?
Confidentially speaking, School sucks  
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 17, 2006