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Peter Keough

Peter Keough
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 82% Julieta (2016) When the effusive Pedro Almodóvar adapts the minimalist Alice Munro, he reveals the passions seething under the bleakness of the latter's monotone mid-Canada. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 12, 2017
1.5/4 28% The Bye Bye Man (2017) The concept is derivative of about a dozen other movies and their sequels. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 33% Railroad Tigers (2017) It's only the first week of January, but it will be hard to beat Hong Kong director Ding Sheng's "Railroad Tigers" for the best opening credit sequence of the year. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 5, 2017
80% Best and Most Beautiful Things (2016) By the end of this film, your heart will have had a workout. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 27, 2016
2.5/4 31% Passengers (2016) Perhaps as a well-written play for a cast of three, "Passengers" might have been first class. Instead, it's just another mediocre thrill ride. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 21, 2016
1.5/4 83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) Starting with a premise that a smart-aleck high school sophomore might take pride in, the film rallies late to make some points about patriarchy and female empowerment, but not before a barrage of clichés, tweeness, and inanity. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/4 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Complementing Hansen-Love's deft writing and direction, Huppert transforms what might have been an unsympathetic role into a character who embodies universal anxieties, desires, weaknesses, and virtues. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2.5/4 69% Miss Sloane (2016) Chastain puts on the persona like it's a superhero costume. It is an awkward fit. Madden's stagy direction doesn't help ... nor does first-time writer Jonathan Perera's pseudo-Sorkinesque, exposition-laden, quippy dialogue. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3.5/4 95% The Love Witch (2016) It is a true auteur creation that is absurd and exhilarating, a fun-house mirror reflecting our times and the folly of women who seek to control a patriarchal system by submitting to it. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 88% Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing (2016) It focuses, rightly so, on the survivors, still courageously trying to overcome their wounds - and on those who didn't survive, to whom the film is dedicated. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 16, 2016
2/4 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Bell translates another culture's traditions into the tired platitudes of a second-rate Disney animation. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 10, 2016
79% We Are X (2016) Even if you don't care for the band, Kijak's exuberant style which mirrors the music might win you over. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 7, 2016
2.5/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Mel Gibson is a filmmaker with strong beliefs, one of which is the redeeming power of spectacular, voyeuristic pain and violence. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/4 71% Coming Through The Rye (2016) "He is not Holden Caulfield," Salinger tells Deedee when she makes the case for her friend. Indeed he is not. He barely exists as Jamie Schwartz. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 27, 2016
2.5/4 93% Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016) Overwrought, confused, and melodramatic, it reflects well what it's like being 17. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 27, 2016
2.5/4 85% Christine (2016) Grim, timely, but not quite fully thought through ... ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/4 76% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) Nobody works harder at getting a laugh than Kevin Hart. It's exhausting to watch. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2.5/4 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Lassgård won't let you off easy: A scene in which Ove weeps hopelessly before the magnitude of his loneliness will bring tears to the eyes of anyone who has suffered a loss. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 13, 2016
No Score Yet The Missing Ingredient: What is the Recipe for Success? (2015) As with many documentaries (and features) about restaurants, "The Missing Ingredient" goes beyond just the items on the menu to broader issues of taste, competition, tradition, and desperation. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 11, 2016
2.5/4 81% Denial (2016) Spall's performance as Irving is a nuanced masterpiece of patriarchal monstrosity. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 94% Command and Control (2016) Kenner and Schlosser not only remind us of a danger that never went away, but honor the men whose bravery was never recognized. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 29, 2016
72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) The meteoric Bercot brings to mind, variously, Isabelle Huppert, Michelle Williams, and Toni Collette. And Cassel has the greatest head in cinema next to that of Javier Bardem. But not even they can make this miserable marriage work. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2.5/4 76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) What they don't quite make clear, and perhaps it is impossible to do so, is what really happened in this odd episode of international espionage epitomizing movie-mogul tyranny. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2.5/4 77% Goat (2016) Neel relates the story with an oblique, jump-cut chronology that heightens the sense of alienation and anxiety. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2.5/4 83% In Order of Disappearance (2016) Combines black comedy with the dour, humorless mood of Nordic noir - two elements that are not, for Moland at any rate, as complementary as one might expect. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/4 86% The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer) (2016) Klaussner's powerful performance as Bauer ... snaps the picture back into focus. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 8, 2016
79% The Other Side (Louisiana) (2016) Look away at your own peril. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/4 91% Southside With You (2016) How pleasant to watch a subtle, sweet-natured romantic tale about Barack and Michelle Obama devoid of the partisan rancor and rhetoric of the ongoing presidential campaign. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 25, 2016
83% My Love, Don't Cross That River (2016) It shares the sublimity of two bonded lives lived to the fullest, undefeated by time or death. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/4 77% Viktoria (2016) The film coheres and builds momentum, its striking images in the service of a poetic narrative. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/4 85% Cosmos (2016) Nonstop, epistemological slapstick. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2.5/4 66% Anthropoid (2016) At its best the film evokes the palpable terror of a city where uniformed thugs could arrest or kill anyone at any time with impunity. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 96% Gleason (2016) "Gleason" immerses the viewer in the ordeal of incurable illness. Not just that of the sufferer, but of family, friends, and loved ones as well, because, as these films make clear, such misfortunes are not just personal, but communal. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 4, 2016
4/4 94% Kaili Blues (Lu Bian Ye Can) (2015) Bi's singular vision bears comparison to those of other geniuses such as Tarkovsky, Sokurov, David Lynch, Luis Buñuel and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 4, 2016
2.5/4 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) "Sister" ... broods on the past, on how it defines the present and future, but as a film about remembering it is not especially memorable. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 85% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) The film inserts us into a solipsistic universe of Norman Lear, one that also overlaps many of the most significant social, political, and show-biz issues of the second half of the 20th century. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 82% Les Cowboys (2016) It takes a lot of confidence for a director to pay homage to John Ford's "The Searchers" (1956), and in the case of Thomas Bidegain's "Les Cowboys" it is not altogether unwarranted. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) As he gets older, Todd Solondz outgrows the cheap shocks and easy nihilism and stumbles toward a mellow misanthropy. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/4 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) A hollow movie. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 94% Tickled (2016) Though his lighthearted tone has difficulties keeping up with each new sinister discovery, Farrier has exposed in the least likely setting the network of power and money that preys on the weak with impunity. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/4 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) There are only so many times a slamming door will get an audience to jump. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3.5/4 89% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) Mascaro works much like his protagonist, gathering together details, images, and scenes to create unexpected visions. The narrative seems desultory and repetitive until it coalesces into some arresting, if not perverse, sequences. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 7, 2016
3.5/4 98% Aferim! (2016) The tone is Rabelaisian and earthily comic in the minimalist, picturesque squalor of the settings. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 7, 2016
2.5/4 71% The Final Master (2016) Initially astonishing, overly complicated, increasingly incoherent, and ultimately silly ... ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3.5/4 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) It balances otherworldliness and banality, sublimity and grotesquery, wonder and horror. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3.5/4 95% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) Just when you were about to give up on the Internet as a swamp full of trolls, bullies, and liars, along comes a documentary like Ido Haar's "Presenting Princess Shaw." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3.5/4 86% Time To Choose (2016) Efficient, cogently argued, and visually compelling ... ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/4 97% Dark Horse (2016) A remarkable tale about ordinary people, and Osmond keeps it simple with her conventional style and good-natured manipulation. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/4 81% Chevalier (2016) It's a study of the middle-age male ego in all its preadolescent pathos, regarded with a warmhearted sense of irony and the absurd. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 91% A Monster With A Thousand Heads (Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas) (2016) Plá's comedy is black, but his moral position isn't black and white. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 19, 2016