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Peter Keough

Peter Keough
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 100% City of Ghosts (2017) [An] infuriating documentary.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/4 95% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) Subtly handled by director Emil Ben-Shimon and screenwriter Shlomit Nehama and rendered heartfelt and compelling by an outstanding cast.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/4 75% The Little Hours (2017) The film manages to be both crudely hilarious and bluntly satiric while also establishing sympathetic characters, a sharp contemporary wit, a sly, dry absurdism ... and a "Handmaid's Tale"-like subversiveness.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
4/4 90% Maudie (2017) The story offers many opportunities for glibness and sentimentality. Walsh falls for none of them.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
1.5/4 68% The Journey (2017) A platitude-laden, sermonizing, and artless episode of "The Odd Couple."‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 83% Megan Leavey (2017) Not only is it a compelling metaphor for a woman finding independence and empowerment, it dramatizes a primal emotional relationship that proves heartbreaking and triumphant.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/4 84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) At its most powerful it presents an allegory of the decline and fall and vanity of power, and an intimate look at the inevitable confrontation with mortality faced by kings and commoners alike.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3.5/4 84% The Wedding Plan (2017) God works in strange ways. So does Israeli filmmaker Rama Burshtein.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2.5/4 81% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Tower indeed is living a magnificent life, which Tenaglia nearly suffocates in a creaky "Citizen Kane"-style telling ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2.5/4 76% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) Mostly ... it founders in the complications of its own excess of themes, interconnected story-lines, and multiple personality disorders sketchily connected by an anti-establishment point of view.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/4 88% Their Finest (2017) At its best, which is often, Their Finest... manipulates appearance and reality, relief and recognition, with exquisite finesse. As befits a film about making films.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
2/4 63% Tommy's Honour (2017) Though Connery's film reduces this little known (outside Scotland) but fascinating sports story to uninspired formula, it does offer a few memorable observations.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
No Score Yet Sacred Cod (2016) Andy Laub, Endicott College's Steve Liss, and Boston Globe reporter David Abel's thoroughly researched, reasoned and surprisingly moving documentary Sacred Cod ... gives time to both sides. ‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
2.5/4 98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) The way Masashi depicts wind blowing through grass or a falling star illuminating the sky makes any dream, however convoluted, seem real.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/4 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Do people even have selves? Are identities and souls just a bunch of clichés spun out by teams of screenwriters? If these questions interest you, do yourself a favor and watch the 1995 original movie.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/4 91% Raw (2017) When Ducournau keeps the viewer off balance and doesn't lose her own, she shows signs of being an outstanding stylist and storyteller, balancing mood, composition, startling images, slow-burning suspense, and sardonic humor.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2/4 84% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) There is no continuity in narrative or character and it's all shot in an elliptical, heavily stylized, gaudily lit (much of it looks like it's shot through an algae-filmed aquarium) collage.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2/4 35% The Last Word (2017) Treacly and bromidic ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/4 85% Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2017) [A] fascinating if frustratingly discursive documentary ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2.5/4 88% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Gaining in intensity as it moves along, "Land of Mine" combines the suspense of Henri-Georges Clouzot's "Wages of Fear" (1953) with the psychological complexity of David Lean's "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2.5/4 72% XX (2017) The four narratives ... achieve varying levels of black comedy and terror with an emphasis on women's issues.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/4 98% Kedi (2017) Those who don't especially like cats - or Istanbul, for that matter - might not get a lot out of Turkish director Ceyda Torun's love letter to the feline population of her native city. For everyone else, it should be an almost unadulterated pleasure.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/4 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Few films have used color and light with such acuity - from the near monochrome of moonlight on a desolate beach to the infinite, illuminated shades of green in a bamboo forest.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/4 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) Perhaps not the best backdrop for a trite love story, nor does Mendeluk have quite the epic vision of David Lean in "Doctor Zhivago."‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/4 99% Get Out (2017) It is not only the best horror film since "Under the Skin," but a subversive and often hilarious commentary on race as well.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2.5/4 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) It is at least 10 movies in one, some of them ingenious parodies, but all adding up to a cluttered, confused anticlimax.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/4 83% A United Kingdom (2017) Vividly depicted by Oyelowo and Pike, the noble pair show that sometimes love and determination can make a difference.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/4 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Brooding, revelatory ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
91% The Witness (2016) An engrossing detective story, an enlightening sociological study, and a heartbreaking story of unreconciled grief, "The Witness" is one of the best documentaries of 2016.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
67% Fraud (2016) He seems to be attempting two paradoxical goals: a documentary about consumerism that is also a mock-documentary demonstrating that documentaries are fiction. It works superbly on both levels, but to what purpose?‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2.5/4 75% Split (2017) Distressing, narratively convenient exploitation that gets by on the strength of McAvoy's fearless, electrifyingly adaptive performance.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/4 83% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
1.5/4 24% The Bye Bye Man (2017) The concept is derivative of about a dozen other movies and their sequels.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 34% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
2.5/4 75% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3.5/4 96% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
2/4 92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Bell translates another culture's traditions into the tired platitudes of a second-rate Disney animation.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
82% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
2.5/4 94% Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016) Overwrought, confused, and melodramatic, it reflects well what it's like being 17.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
2.5/4 88% Christine (2016) Grim, timely, but not quite fully thought through ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
2.5/4 90% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016