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Review: Lawless

John Hillcoat's gangster melodrama
Of all the films that John Hillcoat's gangster melodrama resembles, Roger Corman's pulp classic Bloody Mama might be the most instructive.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 31, 2012

Grinderman help liberate some bad seeds

Cave in
Whatever you want to call it, don't call it a midlife crisis.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 09, 2010

Voodoo economics

What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 21, 2010

2009: The year in movies

Men behaving badly
As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2009

Review: The Road

No country for all men: John Hillcoat doesn't stray from Cormac McCarthy's Road
John Hillcoat doesn't stray from Cormac McCarthy's Road For those who found the Coen Brothers' adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men too lighthearted, John Hillcoat's relentlessly faithful version of the author's post-apocalyptic Pulitzer-winning novel might hit the spot.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 24, 2009

Autumn peeves

Films with a full agenda
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2008

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

Outdoor living

Nick Cave’s loaded Proposition
The Outback might be rough and wild, but it’s the architecture that takes a real beating in The Proposition .
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 26, 2006

Getting to ‘no’

Nick Cave on film
Nick Cave wrote the script for The Proposition in three weeks.
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 28, 2010

Nick Cave Q&A

By JAMES PARKER  |  May 23, 2006

Apocalypse now and then

Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006

Indie dependents

Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006

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