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Review: Take This Waltz

Margot (Michelle Williams), who makes ends meet grinding out PR pamphlets, wants to be happy with her husband Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. However, like many Seth Rogen characters, Lou's more a grab-assing buddy than a lover.
People, not clichés
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 06, 2012
"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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Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams explore the frontier

Had Samuel Beckett made a Western, it might have resembled Kelly Reichardt's inscrutable tale, which is based on a real incident from the great Westward Migration.  
Pioneer daze
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 06, 2011
Nominal success

Nominal success

 This year I feel less embarrassed than I normally do after the Oscar nominations announcements, getting fewer prognostications wrong - four - than my usual...
By Peter Keough  |  January 25, 2011

Review: Blue Valentine

Look to the sky above Scranton, Pennsylvania. There's a rainbow nestling among the downtown buildings as, below, a city bus crosses in traffic. Can we assume it's conferring a benediction on the young man and woman who, moments later, meet adorably on th
Valentine daze: Tough love gets explored in the time-hopping Blue Valentine
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 07, 2011

Review: Shutter Island

I read Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island , a 336-page throat-grabbing mystery thriller, in two nearly sleepless nights.
Brain drain: few shudders
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2010


Rocky Mountain low

Ever since Steven Soderbergh put what was a grade-Z resort town on the film-business map with sex, lies, and videotape in 1989, the Indies and foreigners essentially hijacked the Oscars.
A little frayed, the Sundance brand endures
By HARLAN JACOBSON  |  February 12, 2010

Review: Wendy and Lucy

It's a dog's life in Wendy and Lucy
It's a dog's life
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 20, 2009

Interview: Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt on the economics of Wendy and Lucy
The director on the economics of Wendy and Lucy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 20, 2009

Mirror ball

The stirring pop hits of the day can’t help but reflect the refracting cracked mirror of our nation’s increasingly emotion-laden psyche.
Fables of deconstruction
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 08, 2008