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Review: Lola Versus

Will Greta Gerwig ever be in another film in which she doesn't wear ugly underwear? Will there ever be a movie about heartbroken women where they don't find consolation in food?
Bottoming out
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 15, 2012

Review: Friends with Kids

There are only so many baggy vagina jokes one can take. And writer/director Jennifer Westfeldt's disappointing film about how parenthood changes a Manhattan circle of friends has its share.
Jennifer Westfeldt's disappointing film
By ALICIA POTTER  |  March 09, 2012
Brett Michel interviews Brit Marling

Brett Michel interviews Brit Marling

After reading the story about Rep. Peter King threatening to investigate the White House's cooperation with Kathryn Bigelow for her upcoming Bin Laden film, I...
By Peter Keough  |  August 14, 2011
"The Hurt Locker" two years later

"The Hurt Locker" two years later

Yesterday was the second anniversary of the release of Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,”  and she would go on to become the first woman to...
By Peter Keough  |  July 12, 2011
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In Bridesmaids, Kristen's women act like women

Diehard fans of Saturday Night Live took heart when Kristen Wiig appeared in the cast in 2005.  
Wiig-ed out
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 13, 2011

Review: Bridesmaids

A scene in which a couple screw their hearts out might not raise an eyebrow in a European art film, but as the opening of a romantic comedy from a Hollywood studio, it gets your attention.
Wedding crasher
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 13, 2011

Interview with Kristen Wiig

Interview with Kristen Wiig

 Maybe it's too much to ask for from a romantic comedy, but could "Bridesmaids,"[opens Friday] which stars and is co-written by Kristen Wiig, be the...
By Peter Keough  |  May 10, 2011

Review: Despicable Me

First-time directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin and the other filmmakers behind this slight but engaging kids' animated comedy have no ambitions to be original, but like their villainous hero, Gru (voiced by a borscht-accented Steve Carell), they ins
Grand theft: the kids are all right
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 09, 2010

Review: MacGruber

From one of Saturday Night Live ’s lamest recurring sketches comes one of its funniest spinoffs.
Sick fun
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  May 28, 2010

Rocket Redux

In case you missed it, comedian Jenny Slate, a new cast member of the still-atrophying Saturday Night Live, caused a stir by saying “fuck” on the September 26 show in a biker chicks sketch with Kristen Wiig.
Recalling Charlie’s F-bomb. Plus, ACORN-bashing, and BIG LOST
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 02, 2009

Review: Whip It

Add a dash of the sad beauty contests and kooky, dysfunctional family of Little Miss Sunshine to a helping of the bogus hipness and overexposed star of Juno and whip it good and you get an idea of why Drew Barrymore's directorial debut falls flat as
Drew Barrymore's directorial debut falls flat
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009


Review: Extract

I'm hard-pressed to say, though, whether Extract is a significant leap forward for Judge in terms of story or just not as funny as his earlier work.
Mike Judge goes back to work
By MARK BAZER  |  September 04, 2009

Review: Adventureland

Could the revival of the "Portrait of the Auteur As a Young Man" genre signal a new era of auteurship in Hollywood? Maybe, but Mottola, for one, hasn't quite reached that point.
Greg Mottola faces growing pains
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 31, 2009