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Review: Dream House

You'd have to be crazy to quit your job in the depths of the recession, but that's just what New York publishing exec Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) does in Dream House , planning to write that novel and spend more time with his wife (Rachel Weisz) and ki
Haunted house chills and mind games
By ANNE LEWINSON  |  October 07, 2011
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Review: Dream House

You'd have to be crazy to quit your job in the depths of the recession, but that's just what New York publishing exec Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) does in Dream House , planning to write that novel and spend more time with his wife (Rachel Weisz) and ki
Haunted house chills and mind games
By ANNE LEWINSON  |  October 07, 2011
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Review: Fair Game

Naomi Watts and Sean Penn tell the real Valerie Plame story
Naomi Watts and Sean Penn tell the real Valerie Plame story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 30, 2010
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Review: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Can films be mellow and bitter at the same time?
Woody or won't he? Allen's films get darker and stranger
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  October 01, 2010

Four to watch for

These Cannes-debuting films will soon be appearing in your local neighborhood googleplex.
From Cannes to the multiplex
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 28, 2010
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Review: Mother And Child

Elizabeth is a city-hopping attorney with plenty of career drive and no attachments — she treats her lovers with black-widow disdain.
Working through cinematic mother issues
By TOM MEEK  |  May 14, 2010


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Review: The International

In lieu of action, character development, or plot, The International offers architecture.
Bank failure
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 10, 2009
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Anti-depressant cinema

The screen offers relief from a world of woe
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 29, 2008
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Year in Film: Risky business

Every year the studios hold back their best until the end of the year, but this year they let us down.
Films whose aspirations are more than Academic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 22, 2008
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The most dangerous Games

Although it has only one really graphic moment of violence, Michael Haneke’s Funny Games probably distresses audiences more than the torture porn in the Saw and Hostel series.
Michael Haneke’s thriller still feels Funny
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2008
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The play’s the thing

A couple of weeks ago at the Oscars, the first Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film to go to an Austrian went to the wrong filmmaker.
 Interview: Michael Haneke on the rules of his Games
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 04, 2008


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Touched by grace

This, around November, when New England’s bones start to show — and I realized my heart was beating faster. The story had quickened my pulse.
Andre Dubus’s unending gifts
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  October 01, 2007
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Promises kept

Eastern Promises begins with uncanny images of birth and death, equally raw and bloody.
David Cronenberg revises History
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007
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America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007
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Smoking hot

In honor of May 31, International No Tabacco Day, we’re listing the some of the most seminal smoking scenes on the silver screen.
Cigarettes on the silver screen
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 01, 2007
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The Painted Veil

Somerset Maugham might have inspired more movie adaptations than any other author, but not because his perversely realistic view of human behavior follows Hollywood formula. Watch the trailer for The Painted Veil  (QuickTime)
Paints blissful, empty montages
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006


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World without end

By the time it got to the anthropomorphic bunnies acting out a sit-com to a laugh track (or are they donkeys? subscribe to www.davidlynch.com to learn more), I knew that Inland Empire was David Lynch at his most seductive and a film I’d be thinking a
David Lynch’s dark and fertile film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 07, 2006