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The plots thicken

9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
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.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009


Big Fat Whale
Michael Bay's raging ID presents:
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  August 26, 2009

Review: Humpday

It ain't gay if it's art!
Ben's ovulating wife, Anna, does understand that this is something he needs to do, even if she can't quite understand why. I'm with her there.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 24, 2009

Interview: Kathryn Bigelow

The Hurt Locker director breaks out
Although everyone makes a point of Kathryn Bigelow's gender and height and good looks, what's germane is that even if she were short and had bushy eyebrows like Martin Scorsese, she still would be directing action pictures like no one since Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone .
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 08, 2009

Review: Transformers

Mechanical failure; expect no change from this Transformers
Revenge of the Fallen has already achieved at least one Hollywood first: it's the only major movie I know of to be released without press notes.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 24, 2009

Review: Friday the 13th (2009)

A suspense-less rampage
Jason Voorhees's bloody hands have developed green thumbs.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 12, 2009

Wish-fulfillment for a burning world

The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2008

Interview: Simon Pegg

Shaun of the Dead star on losing friends, alienating people, and wanking off to Gillian Anderson
Thirty-eight-year-old British actor Simon Pegg’s US star has been on the rise since his zombie-movie parody Shaun of the Dead shuffled into multiplexes back in 2004.  
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 01, 2008


H.N.I.C. Pt 2 | AAC
By the time this goes to press, Prodigy will be roughly 10 books and 2000 push-ups deep into the three-and-change prison term he picked up last year for illegal gun possession.
By MARTÍN CABALLERO  |  April 22, 2008

Cinema of suffering

The Palestinian Film Festival and the films of Pedro Costa
Film, like most arts, tries to turn misery into entertainment.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 25, 2007

Loud, proud

Superpower, Milo's Syndicate, Middle East Upstairs, July 16, 2007
You’ve gotta hand it to the Middle East Upstairs for understanding a little thing called volume . 
By JON MEYER  |  July 17, 2007

Toys are us

Transformers puts the commercial back into cinema
Transformers  is a movie in disguise.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 2007

Bruce Willis lets loose

On the Die Hard films, Paris Hilton, and what scares him
I n the middle of my conversation with Bruce Willis at the Four Seasons, the lights inexplicably go out and we’re plunged into darkness.
By SHARON STEEL  |  June 29, 2007

The girls of summer

The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
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?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007

Hot Fuzz

Laughs and piles of bodies
Picture Agatha Christie buggered by Michael Bay, with (old-school) Peter Jackson administering lube.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 18, 2007


A Rear Window redux
What happened to D.J. Caruso?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 10, 2007

Smiles all around

Marker’s cats; Bujalski and the Times
Born in France in 1921, the spry octogenarian Chris Marker plays detective with a camera in Chats perchés|The Case of the Grinning Cat , which is playing all week at the Brattle Theatre.
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 17, 2007

Dots and dashes

The career of David Morse
Just about any list of the greatest character actors working today would include David Morse. And with good cause.
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 22, 2006

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