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Review: Trishna

If nothing else, Michael Winterbottom's updating of Tess of the D'Urbervilles to present-day India proves that Thomas Hardy will depress you no matter what the setting.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles set in present-day India
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 20, 2012
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Review: The Trip

In his brilliant "adaptation" of Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy , Michael Winterbottom created a self-reflexive parodic movie of the quintessential self-reflexive parodic novel .

By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 17, 2011

Review: The Killer Inside Me

Jim Thompson might be the darkest of noir writers, but Michael Winterbottom's version of Thompson's 1952 novel reduces its mirthful nihilism to lurid unpleasantness.
A killer with nothing inside him
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 02, 2010

Cock and bull?

Americans will finally know who Steve Coogan is.
Interview: Not if it’s British actor Steve Coogan
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 11, 2008

Keeping It Real

We’ll get used to it, I suppose, this new category of moviegoing distress. Sooner or later, we get used to everything.
Sticking to the facts in a post-9/111 world, Michael Winterbottom and Paul Greengrass lead a new breed of filmmaker
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 20, 2007

Terror incognita

No one will know what Danny Pearl felt as he was kidnapped, held prisoner, and beheaded by jihadist fanatics.
Winterbottom, Jolie lose Heart
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 20, 2007


The girls of summer

It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007

Doom, gloom and zoom

Given the past year’s headlines, it can’t come as a surprise that some of the best films of 2006 had an edge of darkness to them.
A year in film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 16, 2007

Punked out

Fast and semi-coherent, like the music it documents, Paul Rachman’s American Hardcore , from the book by Steven Blush, uses an efficient equation: band members talking + flyer graphics + grainy clips from live shows. Watch the trailer for American Ha
The lost generation of American Hardcore
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  October 13, 2006

Fact or fiction?

It’s a morbid thought, to be sure, but could the recent suicide of three prisoners at the notorious US detention center have come at a better time for the release of The Road to Guantánamo ? Extraordinary rendition: The Road to Guantánamo can’t han
Mat Whitecross explains
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 23, 2006

The Tipton Three today

You’d think that after escaping the black hole of US detention camps at Guantánamo, life would be pretty much downhill.
End of the Road ?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 21, 2006


Extraordinary rendition

Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, directors of the flawed but inflammatory The Road to Guantánamo , go about telling the truth of injustice in a roundabout way. Fact or fiction? Mat Whitecross explains .  By Peter Keough  
The Road to Guantánamo can’t handle the truth
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 21, 2006

No fooling

Congratulations, Robert Altman.
Gerry’s Magnificent Seven; Lie with Me
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 21, 2006

Great exasperations

Winterbottom's take on Laurence Sterne’s monumental ode to digression itself begins with a digression about actor Rob Brydon’s teeth.
Michael Winterbottom adapts Tristram Shandy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 14, 2006