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Preview - Haywire

Review: Haywire

Despite some thrilling combat choreography executed with flair by MMA champ Gina Carano, Steven Soderbergh clearly phoned it in here. The barely-there plot involves Mallory (Carano), a double-crossed Black Ops agent who goes rogue in an uninteresting se
Soderbergh phones it in
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  January 27, 2012
Review: A Dangerous Method

Review: A Dangerous Method(1)

Perhaps the three characters in David Cronenberg's handsome, eloquent dramatization of the birth and near demise of psychoanalysis represent the parts of the psyche that the movement would eventually hypothesize.
Cronenberg's dramatization of the rise of psychoanalysis
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 23, 2011

BSFC: Best Actor


After three ballots, Brad Pitt in "Moneyball."  Runner-up was George Clooney for "The Descendants." A problem: the Michael Fassbender vote was divided between "Shame," "A Dangerous Method," and...
By Peter Keough  |  December 11, 2011
An interview with Steve McQueen, director of "Shame"

An interview with Steve McQueen, director of "Shame"


One of the trickier things about interviewing Steve McQueen is researching him on Google. You tend to get a lot of references to that other...
By Peter Keough  |  December 09, 2011
Review: Shame

Review: Shame

Director Steve McQueen has only made two films, but in them he explores two extremes of human experience.
Fassbender is a winner in the Shame game
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 2011
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


TIFF VI

TIFF VI


 It’s not just Kevin we need to talk about. There are a lot of bad boys here at the Toronto International Film Festival. Like Brandon...
By Peter Keough  |  September 14, 2011
movie review of X-Men: First Class

Review: X-Men: First Class

"Mutant and proud!" indeed
"Mutant and proud!" indeed
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 10, 2011
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Plain Jane

And all the better for it
And all the better for it
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 18, 2011
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Review: Centurion

Those Romans in the second century sure were a surly bunch. And what pottymouths!
Veni, vidi, viscera: The Roman Empire gets Pict apart
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 21, 2010
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Review: Fish Tank

Scottish director Andrea Arnold rushes in where most other directors — male ones, especially — fear to tread.
Andrea Arnold's unsentimental education
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010


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Review: Inglourious Basterds

From the beginning, Tarantino's obsessive self-referentiality and movie allusions never let you forget that you're watching a film.
Payback for Hitler in Inglourious Basterds
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 21, 2009
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Review: Hunger

Most films about the Irish Troubles don't get how Catholic it all is.
Steve McQueen cuts to the truth
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 24, 2009
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Review: Angel

But Ozon has a wry plan, for the conventionally told tale switches tone and becomes a very funny bodice ripper itself.
Inglorious kitsch melodrama
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 16, 2008
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Making us stronger

I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 17, 2008