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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


Women get a fair shake on screen from the American directors Alexander Payne, in "The Descendants," and Whit Stillman, in "Damsels in Distress." But to...
By Peter Keough  |  September 13, 2011

Review: Splice

Like its synthetic creature, Dren (Delphine Chanéac), Vincenzo Natali’s unwieldy but provocative thriller recombines DNA from many different movie and literary sources.
Splitting heirs: Variety is the life of Splice
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 04, 2010

The Oscars go to Hell

Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2008

Backstage masterpiece

As much as I adored The Sopranos , I have to wonder about the rush to anoint it the best television series ever.
Is Slings + Arrows better than The Sopranos?
By ED SIEGEL  |  July 03, 2007

Away from Her

Sarah Polley’s feature-directing debut boasts outstanding performances, but she’s confused Alice Munro’s elegantly straightforward structure.
Unforgettable performances in a forgettable debut film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 08, 2007


Beowulf & Grendel

Icelandic director Sturla Gunnarsson treats the Old English epic about a foreign warrior enlisted by a broken Dane king to rid the land of a scourge with both respect and irreverence. Watch the trailer for Beowulf & Grendel
Beguiles, thanks largely to the sparse Icelandic landscape
By TOM MEEK  |  August 09, 2006

Gray cowboy movie

Wim Wenders can drive me nuts.
Don’t Come Knocking needs less talking  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 22, 2006