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Review: The Trip

In his brilliant "adaptation" of Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy , Michael Winterbottom created a self-reflexive parodic movie of the quintessential self-reflexive parodic novel .

By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 17, 2011
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Loop dreams

After laughing at the benighted morals and intelligence and the mordant wit of the reprehensible politicos of In the Loop , I had to ask myself, why now? Wouldn't this film have made more of an impact, both politically and commercially, if it had been
Iannucci and the future of political comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 24, 2009
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Review: In the Loop

Six years ago, Armando Iannucci's slick and merciless political satire might have drawn more blood, but even now it blows away the recent satiric competition with its sharp, sardonic screenplay and uncompromising cynicism.
Armando Iannucci wags the war
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 24, 2009
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Review: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

In the three years since last he was on screen, Ben Stiller's bored night guard, Larry Daley, has become a well-to-do hawker of infomercial crap, but he's still not in the right place.
Dusting off the same old display cases
By TOM MEEK  |  May 22, 2009

Alive and well

The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
By  |  April 17, 2009
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Review: In The Loop

Six years ago, Armando Iannucci's slick and merciless satire might have drawn more blood, but even now it blows away the recent competition with its sharp, sardonic dialogue and uncompromising cynicism.
A  Doctor Strangelove for the Iraq War
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 17, 2009


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Word play

The end of the world has always appealed to movie audiences, no more so than now that the prospect is looking more and more likely.
Doomsday is just a state of mind in Synecdoche, New York
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 04, 2008
It's Limey Tuesday on The Sandbox!

It's Limey Tuesday on The Sandbox!


It' Limey Tuesday today, as we talk to both Steve Coogan of "Hamlet 2" and Simon Pegg of "How To Lose Friends and Alienate People"....
By Charlie  |  August 26, 2008
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The play's the thing

Like Tropic Thunder , Hamlet 2 makes its satirical intent known straight away with a flurry of phony, funny commercials.
Steve Coogan masters tragic irony in Hamlet 2
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2008

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Hamlet variations we'd like to see
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2008
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Tropic Thunder

Despite a few soft spots along the way, Thunder combines the dark absurdity of Stiller’s underrated Cable Guy with the unrestrained dumbness of his Zoolander .
Tropic Thunder is stupid-funny
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008


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Cock and bull?

Americans will finally know who Steve Coogan is.
Interview: Not if it’s British actor Steve Coogan
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 11, 2008
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Finding Amanda

Matthew Broderick sleepwalks through Peter Tolan’s debut film as a hack TV writer with a gambling addiction.
Grotesquely exploitative and clichéd
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2008

Chronicle of a death foretold

What a difference a death makes.
Joy Division were rooted in grim finality. Now, through a series of new books, CDs, and films, the band has found new life.
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 24, 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

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


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Great exasperations

Winterbottom's take on Laurence Sterne’s monumental ode to digression itself begins with a digression about actor Rob Brydon’s teeth.
Michael Winterbottom adapts Tristram Shandy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 14, 2006