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The plots thicken

Eight years after the destruction of the World Trade Center — the result of one of the most devastatingly successful conspiracies in history — Americans still take comfort in paranoia.
9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009
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Mission Control

Like many of his films, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control will test the limits of its audience's patience.
Jim Jarmusch's arbitrary Limits
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 08, 2009
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Speed Racer

When Andy and Larry Wachowski pitched The Matrix to producer Joel Silver, they showed him the seminal anime Ghost in the Shell , claiming their ambition was to re-create it in live action.
Another faulty family film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 07, 2008
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Spring brakes

Funny how spring movies can mirror the options of spring break.
Spring Arts Preview: Some diversions before the summer onslaught
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 10, 2008
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The Invasion

This latest incarnation from Oliver Hirschbiegel also has a lot of anxiety to work with.
Another soulless copy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 22, 2007
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The future of an illusion

When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006


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Fawkes populi?

Maybe all oppression runs pretty much the same course, but Alan Moore & David Lloyd’s 1981 graphic novel V for Vendetta sure seems prescient today.
V for vacillation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 16, 2006
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Less is Moore

NEW YORK — Natalie Portman says she’s a big fan of V for Vendetta , the 1980s comic by Alan Moore and David Lloyd that is the source of her new movie.
Vendetta ’s perilous journey from comics to film
By GARY SUSMAN  |  March 14, 2006
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Politics as usual?

Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006