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Review: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Ledger-demain: Gilliam leaves nothing to the Imaginarium
Few filmmakers have suffered from the life-imitates-art phenomenon as has Terry Gilliam.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 11, 2010
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Lite at the end of the tunnel?

Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 04, 2010
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2009: Year in video games

Swimming the mainstream
At the end of each year, there's the temptation to identify a common theme among the games that were released.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 22, 2009
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Deal with It

Revisiting the nightmares of a four-hour, made-for-TV Stephen King miniseries
When I was seven, I had a winter coat with flashes of neon so bright they glowed in the dark.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 28, 2009
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Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum

Joker's wild
Although Heath Ledger fully deserved the Oscar he won (posthumously) for his portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight , a less heralded actor had staked a claim to the character years before. On Batman: The Animated Series , Mark Hamill brought a fearsome edge to the role that outstripped any previous dramatic effort.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 01, 2009
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Cannes job

Five films to watch for
Five goodies coming out of Cannes
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 27, 2009
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Keough sweeps Oscars

Way better than average
Is our Phoenix film editor good, or what? This past week, Peter Keough predicted six major Oscar categories and earlier went out on a limb and called the two short-subject winners.
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  February 25, 2009
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Oscar predictions: Liberal gilt

Oscar wants to be a Millionaire
It's like a fairy tale for Hollywood liberals.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 18, 2009
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2009 Oscar predictions

Martyr complex
This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 11, 2009
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Year in pictures

Imagery 2008
Imagery 2008
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 28, 2010
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The Year of the Nerd

Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 24, 2008
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Punisher: War Zone

Punishment level high
As former commando turned Cosa Nostra terminator Frank Castle, Ray Stevenson is pretty much what you'd expect — all business.
By TOM MEEK  |  December 11, 2008
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Dance, Monkey: Steve Hofstetter

We put a visiting comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
Do you think we as a nation will ever be prepared to grant Dave Coulier immunity for his involvement with Alanis?
By MARC HIRSH  |  August 27, 2008
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Darkness falls in the Dark Knight

Scars run deep in Christopher Nolan’s Götterdämmerung
“The night is darkest just before the dawn,” says District Attorney Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight .
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 12, 2009

Holy multiplicity, Batman!

A Caped-Crusader scorecard
A Caped-Crusader scorecard
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 16, 2008
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Our superheroes, ourselves

What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 09, 2008
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Two great tastes

Coralcola at Great Scott; Damian at Elements
In March of this year, a series of MP3s by an unknown techno producer named Coralcola began circulating among a few DJs and bloggers around town and beyond.
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  June 04, 2008
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Dance, Monkey: Gary Petersen

We put a comic on the hot seat
I’m predicting I’ll die as the villain in the remake of Wild Hogs .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  January 29, 2008



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The unnamable

Todd Haynes’s not-Dylan movie
If Bob Dylan were a real movie director, I’m Not There is probably the movie he’d make about his own life
By JON GARELICK  |  November 20, 2007
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War zones

Fall films face terror at home and abroad
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007
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America Blows

Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007
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Candy

Not so tasty
When the first of three segments in a film about drug addicts is titled “Heaven,” you have a pretty good idea where it’s headed. Watch the trailer for Candy  (QuickTime)
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 29, 2006
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Brokeback breakdown

Mountain ’s Oscar hopes come down with a Crash
The most politically loaded Oscar race since Gandhi versus E.T. in 1982 seems to have come down to a contest between the gay-cowboy movie that isn’t really a gay-cowboy movie and the drama about racial conflict that’s really a glib exercise in screenwriting.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006
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Where is the love?

Brokeback Mountain perfectly captures our ambivalence about marriage — gay and straight
Within a couple months of its release, Brokeback Mountain went from being simply a well-made, serious film to a widely recognized, highly satirized cultural artifact.
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  March 06, 2006
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Hollywood gives Bush the finger

Why lefty films look good for Oscar
Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006
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Hollywood gives Bush the finger - side

Our film editor's predictions
Our film editor's predictions
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 25, 2006

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