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Review: Lawless

Of all the films that John Hillcoat's gangster melodrama resembles, Roger Corman's pulp classic Bloody Mama might be the most instructive.
John Hillcoat's gangster melodrama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 31, 2012

Grinderman help liberate some bad seeds

Whatever you want to call it, don't call it a midlife crisis.
Cave in
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 12, 2010

Voodoo economics

To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 21, 2010

2009: The year in movies

As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
Men behaving badly
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 25, 2009

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

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

Feel-bad cinema

This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 21, 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

Getting to ‘no’

Nick Cave wrote the script for The Proposition in three weeks.
Nick Cave on film
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 23, 2006

Nick Cave Q&A

By JAMES PARKER  |  May 23, 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


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