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Review: Bachelorette

The premise might seem familiar: three 30ish high-school classmates — Regan (Kirsten Dunst), Gena (Lizzy Caplan), and Katie (Isla Fisher) — celebrate the impending nuptials of a fourth, Becky (Rebel Wilson).
Leslye Headland's debut
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 07, 2012

National Society of Film Critics: the winners

The National Society of Film Critics, of which I am a member, had a choice between "Life" and death today, and they chose death. That...
By Peter Keough  |  January 07, 2012
Difficult women; Oscar gold

Difficult women; Oscar gold

 I just came from a screening of  David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," in which Keira Knightley as Sabina Spielrein kicks and screams and laughs hysterically...
By Peter Keough  |  December 01, 2011
Short Take Melancholia

Review: Melancholia

Here's what we learn from Melancholia : life sucks, people are awful, we're all going to die, and good riddance. Who says Lars von Trier doesn't like happy endings?
Who says Lars von Trier doesn't like happy endings?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 11, 2011
Lisa Nesselson -- Cannes report #2: more Von Trier

Lisa Nesselson -- Cannes report #2: more Von Trier

 What's the world coming to when a filmmaker can't joke about the Nazis and the Final Solution during a Cannes press conference? Lars Von Trier...
By Peter Keough  |  May 19, 2011

Review: All Good Things

One thing is clear from Andrew Jarecki's account of the mysterious career of David Marks (Ryan Gosling): David should never have left the Vermont country store of the title.
Andrew Jarecki's vague space
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 24, 2010


How To Lose Friends & Alienate People

British comics Rich Gervais and Simon Pegg have attempted the jump to Hollywood, opting to squeeze their eccentric personae into a standard romantic comedy.  
Lesson learned, but no laughs
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2008

Interview: Simon Pegg

Thirty-eight-year-old British actor Simon Pegg’s US star has been on the rise since his zombie-movie parody Shaun of the Dead shuffled into multiplexes back in 2004.  
Shaun of the Dead star on losing friends, alienating people, and wanking off to Gillian Anderson
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 01, 2008

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

Scarred for life

There’s evidence that blogging is not merely comforting, but healthy.
Writing through the pain of self-harm
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 09, 2008

Tangled web

Those behind the franchise appear to have decided they had to cram as many sequels as possible into Tobey Maguire's last movie.
Spider-Man 3  spins too many tales
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 01, 2007


Spring loaded

It’s spring, and Hollywood has to get the kinks out of its system before it can focus on the business at hand: the sequels of summer.
Working out the kinks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2007

Régime change

As Alfred Hitchcock famously said, cinema is not a slice of life but a slice of cake. Watch the trailer for Marie Antoinette (QuickTime) Fate’s pansy: Another view of Marie Antoinette. By Clea Simon.
Sofia Coppola’s not so sweet Marie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

Ask Spin Cycle

Here at the Global Worldwide Headquarters of “Spin Cycle,” up to several letters have poured in during the past few days seeking our sage advice on all things electoral.
Campaign advice for the vote-lorn
By JOHN CARROLL  |  October 25, 2006

Off with their heads

The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 20, 2006


Kirsten Dunst: “The movie wasn’t about the sets or the costumes, it was about people and the history of emotions, rather than facts, to me.” Régime change: Sofia Coppola’s not so sweet Marie. By Peter Keough
Coppola, Dunst and Schwartzman explain . . .
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 18, 2006


Port Clyde is en Vogue

This month’s Vogue magazine includes pictures of Kirsten Dunst lounging around in ball gowns the size of small condos, an article on how to figure out what kind of silhouette you are, and, toward the back, a 14-page fashion spread shot on location in the
By SARA DONNELLY  |  September 20, 2006

Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006

Loud + clear

Pete Kilpatrick is the new star of the Portland music scene.
Pete Kilpatrick refuses to disappoint
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 17, 2006

El Presidente

If there’s an extra hop in our step this week, it’s because we’re talking about Dan Hedaya, our top-tier, number-one, ultimate favorite character actor of all.
The career of Dan Hedaya
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 20, 2006