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Review: Elles(1)

How did the Polish filmmaker Malgoska Szumowska dupe the classy Juliette Binoche to participate in such a dubious, exploitative film?
Dubious and exploitative
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 11, 2012
A "Blue," "White," and "Red" Christmas

A "Blue," "White," and "Red" Christmas


 Not many shopping days remain for those buying holiday gifts so if you were thinking of getting me a little something, this boxed set of...
By Peter Keough  |  December 21, 2011
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Review: Certified Copy

With films like Taste of Cherry, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami has matched primal themes with self-conscious, self-reflective artifice to make some of the greatest movies of recent years.
Precious rather than profound, sententious rather than wise
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 01, 2011
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Sweaty Palmes

Apichatpong Weerasethakul must have done something right in one or more of his previous incarnations.
The Cannes 2010 jury picks some winners, but some head-scratchers, too
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 28, 2010
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Review: Paris

Cédric Klapisch's serendipitous interweaving of the lives of disparate characters in the title city never resorts to the contrivance and manipulation of Paul Haggis's Oscar winner, but there are some close calls.
What's the French word for Crash ?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 25, 2009
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(10) days of celluloid

Among the many treats at last year's Maine International Film Festival were a future Oscar winner (James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire ) and one of the biggest art-house hits of 2008 (Scandinavian teen-vampire flick Let the Right One In ).
From the gridiron to gritty realism at the Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 10, 2009


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Review: Summer Hours

In his understated, intricate L'heure d'été , Olivier Assayas comments on globalization and materialism by way of a simple story of three siblings dividing the contents of their mother's estate in rural France.
Deliciously stylistic
By PEG ALOI  |  May 22, 2009
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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
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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
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Dan in Real Life

What's wrong with Steve Carrell?
From comedy to crap
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 24, 2007
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Paris je t'aime

The concept for this anthology was a short film representing each of Paris’s 20 arrondissements, from the Jardins des Tuileries (#1) to the Cimitière du Père Lachaise (#20).
A whirlwind tour of 18 arrondissements in 120 minutes
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 23, 2007


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Breaking and Entering

What with the Downs-syndrome boy in Notes on a Scandal and now the autistic girl in Anthony Minghella’s Breaking and Entering , maybe the Brits are coming up with a subgenre of the family melodrama in which a spouse is driven to infidelity by a mental
Pretensions do not pay off
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 07, 2007
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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
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Politics as usual?

Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006
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Hidden agenda

Surveillance meshes unnoticed with the fabric of everyday life with unsettling formal wit in the beginning of Michael Haneke’s Caché .
Caché plays forbidden games
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 11, 2006