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Review: Green Zone

Paul Greengrass's Green Zone takes us on a frenetic trip down memory lane — back to the beginning of the Iraq War.
Follow the yellowcake road to the Emerald City
By SHAULA CLARK  |  March 19, 2010
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Lite at the end of the tunnel?

If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 01, 2010
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The Apocalypse versus stupid human tricks

Among the most poetic and moving artwork to come out of 9/11 is Paul Chan’s series of videos The 7 Lights .
Paul Chan, Adel Abdessemed, and Andrew Neumann
By GREG COOK  |  December 02, 2008
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Quantum mechanic

Little Solace for Bond fans
Little Solace for Bond fans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 11, 2008
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Light Reading

Every now and then so-called independent filmmakers have to make money and prove to the studios that they have some traction at the box office.
The Coen Brothers have talent to Burn
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 09, 2008
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Bourne to lose

The Bourne Conspiracy is a video game not directly based on the Bourne films starring Matt Damon — a fact its makers have taken great pains to obscure.
Action, but no thrills, in this Conspiracy
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 10, 2008


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Second thoughts

Amis hasn’t had this much press since he fell out with Julian Barnes.
Amis yes and no
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 02, 2008
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Majoring and minering in theater

The re-enactment is part community therapy, part exorcism; the resulting video is tense and visceral and heartbreaking.
'The World as a Stage' at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  February 05, 2008
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Silver linings on a dark screen

The best films of 2007 hold their own when it comes to despair, evil, and treachery.
Film: 2007 in review
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2007
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Covert action

Some talented filmmakers try to play a Hollywood game, churning out a big-budget commercial product in exchange for a smaller, more personal and artistic venture.
The Bourne Ultimatum possesses central intelligence
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 07, 2007
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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


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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
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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
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United we fall

When audiences thrill next week to the disaster that unfolds in Poseidon , no one is going to complain or get too upset.
The terror and triumph of Flight 93  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 16, 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

Feel-bad cinema

This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 21, 2006


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Off Center

The result is emotional pornography not unlike that produced by cable stations when they pump up the “human” angle of catastrophe for higher ratings. Watch the trailer for World Trade Center (QuickTime) Feel-good movie of the summer: Oliver Stone:
Oliver Stone’s trite take on 9/11
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 09, 2006
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Sooner or later?

While interviewing Paul Greengrass, I was determined not to ask the question that has dogged United 93 like a tag line: “Is it too soon?” It didn’t matter; within five minutes he would ask it himself.
Paul Greengrass on scheduling United 93
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 26, 2006
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Seasonal adjustment

After weeks of tormenting audiences with gems like Failure To Launch and The Shaggy Dog , Hollywood seems ready to shake off the Oscar doldrums and unveil its spring collection.
Hollywood springs back
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006