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Peter Keough

Peter Keough
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) [Kaurismäki's] pessimism, always mercurial, seems to have mellowed, and that makes this film both more pleasing and less powerful.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
2/4 83% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) A film that follows the template of an audience-pleasing, timid fable of female empowerment.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/4 100% Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017) Channeling Nye's own gift for making complex ideas simple and clear, the filmmakers edit together these various aspects of Nye's life with deceptive ease, drawing on interviews and archival material and following him throughout his hectic schedule.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
98% The Last Laugh (2017) Is laughter a palliative? The only weapon of the powerless? Perhaps significantly, the film ends in tears.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017) Though the scarring of the landscape can make for poetic imagery, the toll the mining and steel industries take on the local population working in them is grimly realistic.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3.5/4 63% The Paris Opera (L'Opéra) (2017) Bron's film is an impressionistic immersion into a complex organization of hundreds of dedicated, talented people, for whom, whatever happens, the show must go on.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3.5/4 99% Jane (2017) The film confronts not just the expected issue of environmentalism but also explores themes of survival, separation, loss, and death.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/4 29% All I See Is You (2017) What emerges from this pretentious if diverting mishmash is a story that is equally predictable and contrived, but nonetheless offers some worthwhile insights into the notion of the male gaze and the subjugation of women.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/4 100% Bending the Arc (2017) For proof that hope and determination make a difference, pessimists and cynics need look no further than Bending the Arc.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
93% The Freedom to Marry (2017) The result is surprisingly suspenseful and thoroughly moving and inspiring.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/4 65% Breathe (2017) Too much of this based-on-truth drama relies on sentiment, manipulation, a bruising soundtrack, and lax storytelling.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/4 83% Marshall (2017) In this time of intensifying, acrimonious racial division, maybe what we could all use is an old-fashioned courtroom drama that extols the virtues of justice and equality.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
88% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Ssolid if conventional.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3.5/4 82% Brad's Status (2017) An illuminating and sometimes annoying anatomy of a narcissistic midlife crisis ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/4 91% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017) It's a lot of skill and talent expended on a spat a good lawyer could probably have sorted out during the opening credit sequence. Instead Lafosse offers a lot of the "after," and none of the "love."‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 88% First They Killed My Father (2017) Relentlessly tragic, sometimes lugubriously epic ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/4 97% Columbus (2017) Kogonada in his impressive feature debut applies the principles of these architects to the compositions and structure of the film, a formal tour-de-force that eclipses its modest - though affecting and impeccably acted - narrative.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3.5/4 No Score Yet Fanny's Journey (Le voyage de Fanny) (2017) At a time when many disparage and reject refugees from war and oppression, "Fanny's Journey" is a reminder of the virtues of decency, compassion, and innocence.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2.5/4 30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) After a somewhat subversive start, the film devolves into predictable patterns and sketchy stereotypes. It works . . . until it doesn't.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/4 87% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) The main reason it does not seem contrived is the performances of Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) The painterly beauty of anime detaches the viewer from the terrible events depicted, but it also makes these cataclysms more accessible to the imagination.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/4 97% Menashe (2017) Weinstein brings a palpable authenticity (attributable in part to a cast made up of local non-actors) to this universally resonant story, rendering it unique and specific in a meticulously detailed setting.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/4 95% Step (2017) [A] taut, intimate, passionate, and celebratory documentary ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
91% Icarus (2017) Rodchenkov proves a surprisingly lovable personality --- wry, funny, and gregarious. But things get dark and dangerous when the Russian Olympic doping program is exposed and Rodchenkov fears that he might be in a position of knowing too much.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
1.5/4 38% Kidnap (2017) [A] seemingly endless (though only 82 minutes long) and listless thriller ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3.5/4 99% City of Ghosts (2017) [An] infuriating documentary.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/4 96% 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 77% 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 88% 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 84% 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 85% 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 86% 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 83% 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 71% 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 89% 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 67% 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 97% 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 45% 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 90% 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 87% 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 38% The Last Word (2017) Treacly and bromidic ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/4 86% 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 90% 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 95% 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 13% 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