Peter Keough

Peter Keough

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 44% La Mafia Uccide solo d'Estate "Some of this is moving, and some of the shtick is weirdly hilarious, but despite Diliberto's apparent sincerity, his attempt to accomplish too many things at once ends up with him accomplishing nothing much at all. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 16, 2015
65% Unfriended (2015) "You might want to take along your smartphone to keep yourself entertained. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 16, 2015
1.5/4 29% The Longest Ride (2015) "It tries to bridge the gap between pop culture and cultural elitism, between high art and the common commodity that everyone else buys tickets to see. A worthy goal, but it results in a movie that has none of the virtues of either. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2.5/4 40% Northern Borders (2015) "Craven's erratic tonal shifts from the whimsical to the sentimental trip up the episodic plot. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2.5/4 42% Effie Gray (2015) "The counterpoint of styles comments on Ruskin with irony and subtlety; as such it succeeds as criticism - and as art. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 2, 2015
1.5/4 65% A Girl Like Her (2015) "The young cast comes through with appealing, naturalistic performances. But Weber's programmatic, preachy story and emotional manipulation is so blatant that it verges on the fatuous. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3.5/4 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "Whether or not Hawke got any answers to his questions about the purpose of being artist, seeking them under the guidance of a teacher like Bernstein resulted in this work of art. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3.5/4 97% An Honest Liar (2015) "It would violate a taboo to relate how this movie magic, masterfully orchestrated by Weinstein and Measom, is done. Their film is as smooth as Randi's patter and demonstrates how the documentarian's camera is quicker than the eye. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "A microcosm of women victimized by patriarchal institutions worldwide as well as an allegory of the universal struggle for freedom. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/4 16% The Gunman (2015) "If the film's intent is to condition the audience into a distaste for violence through boredom, it succeeds. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 97% '71 (2015) "When it comes to vengeance and murderous intrigue, the Belfast in " '71" is a small world. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3.5/4 94% A Tale of Winter (1992) "This winter romance by Rohmer, then in his 70s, demonstrates that faith and art can work miracles. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/4 76% Deli Man (2015) "In balancing the more objective cultural history of delis with a personal profile, Anjou serves neither well. Perhaps he should have chosen one course or the other. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3.5/4 86% Accident (1967) "Of Losey's three collaborations with Pinter (the other two are 1963's The Servant and 1970's The Go-Between), it is the most challenging and influential. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 12, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Performances from venerable thespians such as Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy are nuanced and piquant, but they are stuck in a story with too many moving parts - most of which are worn out from overuse - that never gets anywhere. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 5, 2015
1.5/4 11% Unfinished Business (2015) "Now where have we seen this before? Was it "Jerry Maguire?" Or an episode of "The Office?" Both. Except it was funnier then. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 5, 2015
100% Humpback Whales "Humpback Whales offers stunning shots that are both intimate and immense. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 4, 2015
86% Ballet 422 (2015) "A perfect match of form and substance ... " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 26, 2015
14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "There are lessons to be learned from this minimalist thriller. The first is that scaring people requires more than just tossing furniture around, turning the lights off and on, and basically sneaking up from behind and shouting "Boo!" " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "A farce nearly on a par with "Zoolander" (2001), "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," (2006) and that gold standard of inanity, "Three Amigos!" (1986). " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3.5/4 99% Timbuktu (2015) "Sissako achieves the daunting task of humanizing the villains by playing on audience expectations and preconceptions. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 19, 2015
71% The DUFF (2015) "A Derivative Unimaginative Forgettable Film. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2/4 81% Human Capital (2015) "Though it initially shows signs of overcoming its creakiness, "Capital" loses value when its screenwriters try too hard to be clever. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 12, 2015
88% Actress (2014) "Combining artifice with vérité documentary style, [Greene] underscores the inextricability of real life and make-believe, of genuine behavior and self-conscious performance. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2.5/4 37% Black or White (2015) "Despite the best of intentions, a career-best performance from Kevin Costner, and outstanding work by Octavia Spencer and child actor Jillian Estell, "Black or White" succumbs to some of the same stereotypes it tries to dispel. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 30, 2015
3.5/4 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "Sexy stuff. In the deepest sense. Unhealthy erotic stimulation for the mind. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 30, 2015
2.5/4 35% Project Almanac (2015) "[It] could have been a lot worse. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 30, 2015
1.5/4 49% Cake (2015) "Perhaps a more imaginative director might have brought some genuine feeling or grace to this bathos, but Barnz merely allows Aniston maximum screen time and shoots her to highlight her artfully ratty hair and crosshatched skin. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/4 11% The Boy Next Door (2015) ""The Boy Next Door" may end up as one of the worst movies of 2015, but it is also one of the most entertaining. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/4 100% Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (2007) "Perhaps on its deepest level, "Blade Runner" explores ... a theme as old as Genesis and the myth of Prometheus, and iterated in "Paradise Lost," Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," and in Blake's arcane, visionary mythology. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 22, 2015
1.5/4 76% Beloved Sisters (2015) "If nothing else, "Beloved Sisters" is one of the most visually striking biopics around. Too bad you have to wade through so much verbiage in order to enjoy it. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3/4 98% Paddington (2015) "True, a lot of marmalade gets spread around, and at times the zaniness gets a bit too slap-sticky, but it's all good clean fun. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 15, 2015
1.5/4 54% Spare Parts (2015) "Though based on a true story, "Spare Parts," like every other studio product, rehashes clichés from other movies so as not to unduly challenge the audience. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/4 84% Predestination (2015) "A messy but affecting parable about fate, gender, and identity. And time, which combines the three. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 12, 2015
1.5/4 46% The Gambler (2014) "It's just like the Kenny Rogers song says: "You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em." It's time for this "Gambler" to walk away. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 26, 2014
2/4 91% The Way He Looks (2014) "Ribeiro lacks a sense of dramatic construction, with the narrative stumbling about thoughtlessly, retracing the same ground over and over. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 18, 2014
No Score Yet Nova Express "The repeated, retro images eventually coalesce into a tawdry, otherworldly miasma, suitable for Burroughs's gravelly monologue - a cross between Raymond Chandler and Rimbaud. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 12, 2014
2/4 83% Zero Motivation (2014) "It is much like the first season of a TV series that has gotten off to a slow start. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 11, 2014
2.5/4 85% Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2014) ""Antarctica" ultimately does evoke a sense of the place - its magnificent emptiness and inhuman, unspoiled purity. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3.5/4 94% Bad Hair (2014) "Much lies below the surface, and that surface consists in part of on-location shooting of urban desolation that is taken for granted as the characters' lot in life. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3.5/4 100% Flamenco, Flamenco "The layering of painting, stagecraft, music, dance, and film does justice to the subject. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 28, 2014
3.5/4 72% Point and Shoot (2014) "It poses questions about the meaning of masculinity, adulthood, and identity in a culture in which experience is reduced to image - nothing is real unless it has been recorded, and everything that is recorded is just a performance. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 21, 2014
2/4 90% Coraline (2009) "The movie, though, dares not go below the surface. Could the problem be its use of 3-D? Did the filmmakers think that to offset this additional, illusory visual dimension they had to remove all depth from the story itself? " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 17, 2014
2.5/4 No Score Yet A Culture Of Silence "[Jacob] establishes the gravity of the subject from the beginning and even when the filmmaking falters, that poignancy remains. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 13, 2014
2/4 41% The Better Angels (2014) "Had Terrence Malick taken a shot at making a Ken Burns movie, it would probably have turned out better than "The Better Angels," A.J. Edwards's humorless, pretentious black-and-white tone poem about a very young Abe Lincoln. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 13, 2014
2/4 73% Awake: The Life Of Yogananda (2014) "Those looking for further enlightenment might want to pass on the feel-good cinematic hagiography known as "Awake: The Life of Yogananda." " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 7, 2014
1.5/4 54% On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter (2014) "Brown's film seems primarily intended to promote the energy drink Red Bull. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/4 98% The Overnighters (2014) "Through patience, skill, discretion, and trust, Jesse Moss has taken a seemingly small town story and turned it into both a microcosm of today's most urgent issues and a portrait of a single suffering soul. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 6, 2014
80% Spanish Lake (2014) "A thoughtful, even-handed account of the rise and fall of the title Missouri community. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 5, 2014
2/4 41% Horns (2014) ""Horns" shifts from nifty Gothic thriller to obvious but meaningless allegory. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 30, 2014
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