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The Apocalypse versus stupid human tricks

Paul Chan, Adel Abdessemed, and Andrew Neumann
Among the most poetic and moving artwork to come out of 9/11 is Paul Chan’s series of videos The 7 Lights .
By GREG COOK  |  December 12, 2008

Quantum mechanic

Little Solace for Bond fans
Little Solace for Bond fans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 14, 2008

Light Reading

The Coen Brothers have talent to Burn
Every now and then so-called independent filmmakers have to make money and prove to the studios that they have some traction at the box office.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 09, 2008

Bourne to lose

Action, but no thrills, in this Conspiracy
The Bourne Conspiracy is a video game not directly based on the Bourne films starring Matt Damon — a fact its makers have taken great pains to obscure.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 10, 2008

Second thoughts

Amis yes and no
Amis hasn’t had this much press since he fell out with Julian Barnes.
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 03, 2008

Majoring and minering in theater

'The World as a Stage' at the ICA
The re-enactment is part community therapy, part exorcism; the resulting video is tense and visceral and heartbreaking.
By GREG COOK  |  February 05, 2008

Silver linings on a dark screen

Film: 2007 in review
The best films of 2007 hold their own when it comes to despair, evil, and treachery.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2007

Covert action

The Bourne Ultimatum possesses central intelligence
Some talented filmmakers try to play a Hollywood game, churning out a big-budget commercial product in exchange for a smaller, more personal and artistic venture.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 07, 2007

Keeping It Real

Sticking to the facts in a post-9/111 world, Michael Winterbottom and Paul Greengrass lead a new breed of filmmaker
We’ll get used to it, I suppose, this new category of moviegoing distress. Sooner or later, we get used to everything.
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 20, 2007

Terror incognita

Winterbottom, Jolie lose Heart
No one will know what Danny Pearl felt as he was kidnapped, held prisoner, and beheaded by jihadist fanatics.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 20, 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

United we fall

The terror and triumph of Flight 93  
When audiences thrill next week to the disaster that unfolds in Poseidon , no one is going to complain or get too upset.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 16, 2007

Doom, gloom and zoom

A year in film
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.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 16, 2007

Feel-bad cinema

Gerald Peary's year in movies
This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 21, 2006

Off Center

Oliver Stone’s trite take on 9/11
The result is emotional pornography not unlike that produced by cable stations when they pump up the “human” angle of catastrophe for higher ratings. Watch the trailer for World Trade Center (QuickTime) Feel-good movie of the summer: Oliver Stone: from the Hollywood crackpot of JFK to the Republican sellout of World Trade Center. By Peter Keough
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 09, 2006

Sooner or later?

Paul Greengrass on scheduling United 93
While interviewing Paul Greengrass, I was determined not to ask the question that has dogged United 93 like a tag line: “Is it too soon?” It didn’t matter; within five minutes he would ask it himself.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 26, 2006

Seasonal adjustment

Hollywood springs back
After weeks of tormenting audiences with gems like Failure To Launch and The Shaggy Dog , Hollywood seems ready to shake off the Oscar doldrums and unveil its spring collection.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006

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