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Review: Gentlemen Broncos

Having peaked with his debut, Napoleon Dynamite , Jared Hess has settled into being a family-friendly John Waters — which is redundant, since Waters is already rated PG-13.
Jared Hess's latest geek fantasy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2009
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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009
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The Forbidden Kingdom

Hong Kong action stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li don’t stray too far from type in this big-screen fairy tale: Chan plays a drunken kung fu master and Li’s a stoic monk with lethal reflexes.
Big screen fairy tale
By TOM MEEK  |  April 16, 2008
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Black Irish heartbreak

You know there’s going to be a big game somewhere in this, as well as reconciliations in the intensive-care unit.
Neighborhood themes, or cliches?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 24, 2007
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Black Irish

Brad Gann’s feature debut, this year’s Boston Irish Film Festival opener, taps into some of the same neighborhood themes as The Departed: guilt, redemption, family ties. Or are they clichés?
Filled with guilt, redemption, family ties
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 01, 2006
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One Last Thing . . .

Sex, death, and obsessive love: what could be truer to the adolescent experience?
Contains no coincidences, just poor writing
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006