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Review: The Next Three Days

More gripping and less pretentious than Crash (2004), Paul Haggis's remake of Fred Cavayé's Pour elle (2008) remains an implausible exercise in contrivance and bogus irony.
Surprisingly instructive for those wishing to help break someone out of jail some day
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 19, 2010
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Review: Robin Hood (2010)

“And so the legend begins . . . ”
  The more the merrier? Hardly.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 14, 2010
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Eat, pray, shove

So after all the roarings and the thumpings and the garlands and the scandals, after all the sex and the jazz and the fires on the moon and the women’s-libbers howling for his blood and the glass bouncing off Gore Vidal’s head, the old lion ends his days
Cooking with Mailer in two new memoirs
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 02, 2010
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Review: State of Play

Support for print journalism is coming from an unexpected source: Russell Crowe.
An investigative reporter, a Senate committee, and murder
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 17, 2009
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Body of Lies

For a film dealing with Intelligence, Body of Lies has little enough of its own.  
Another forgettable thriller
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 16, 2008
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The Women

Rewritten, directed, and produced by Diane English in a flat style that betrays both her TV roots and her status as a first-time director.
A Botoxed ode to Saks Fifth Avenue
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 09, 2008


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Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008
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Bra Boys

A cheaply produced Australian documentary of local interest, now exported to America.
Awkward and amateurish take on hooligan surf tribe
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 17, 2008
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Can Britney rise again?

The first movie star was a woman named Florence Lawrence.
It’s tough to be a celebrity on the skids, but even a ‘ticking time-bomb’ can stage a convincing comeback
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 18, 2007
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War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007
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3:10 to Yuma

It seeped like a cancer into his modestly expanded take on Elmore Leonard’s short two-hander set within the confined time and space of a hotel room.
Claustrophobia
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 05, 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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A Good Year

Ridley Scott, modern master of the epic canvas, directs his eye toward a French renaissance piece, revisiting the milieu of his debut feature, 1977’s The Duellists , though the result has more in common with his 2003 effort, Matchstick Men. Watch the
Not so good a movie
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 08, 2006
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Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006
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Local color

Michael Corrente will be presented with the Creative Vision Award for his influential and ambitious work next week at the 10th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Michael Corrente draws on his roots
By BOB GULLA  |  August 02, 2006
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Are you kidding us?

Russell Crowe as the Bud-I?
Russell Crowe, you’re no Buddy Cianci
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 19, 2006


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EXTRAS! EXTRAS!

As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2006
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Big play played

Here’s a weird one, Boston sports fans.
Plus, the latest on the sad tale of Dwight Gooden
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 23, 2006
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Hollywood gives Bush the finger

Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006
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Our film editor's predictions
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 25, 2006