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The Color Of Money
Reviewing a blacksploitation revival in the movies. [07-31-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Suspended Animation
A review of this years animated flops and why people don't seem to get into it anymore. [07-24-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

No Brand X
X-Men: the best movie adapted from a comic book ever. [07-17-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Leaving Montage
Mike Figgis's "Time Code," will challenge its viewers with unconventional story-telling. [05-15-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Ugly American?
Mary Harron's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's "American Psycho" is an often brilliant, often sad, always a brutally honest black comedy of morals. [04-17-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Chinese Box
Director Hou Hsiao-hsien refines realism in "Flowers of Shanghai," a story of life in a 19th-century Chinese brothel. [04-10-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Record Romance
Director Stephen Frears's adaptation of the cult novel "High Fidelity" is a hit despite bland Chicago setting and John Cusack's incessant lovelorn prattle. [04-03-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

A Perfect 10
Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski's "The Decalogue," a set of 10 short films exploring the divine commandments, is the cinematic highlight of our young millennium. [03-28-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Busting Out
Julia Roberts's acting range and cup size expand in the role of "Erin Brockovich," the real-life secretary who helped win the biggest direct-action lawsuit ever. [03-20-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Class Act
In "Not One Less," Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou regains innocence in a ramshackle rural school-house. [03-13-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

"Boys" Don't Try
"Wonder Boys" isn't director Curtis "LA Confidential" Hanson's best work, but it succeeds on the strength of its cast and a carefully adapted script. [02-28-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Campaign 2000
This year's Oscar race is a lot like the current presidential campaign: since there is no charismatic favorite, it might turn out to be a contest decided on issues. [02-14-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Disunity Rules
Chen Kaige's "The Emperor and the Assassin" is a story of a man whose goal was the unification of China, but the film fails to achieve unity itself. [02-07-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Dim Reaper
Errol Morris's "Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr." fails to deliver a complete portrait of the notorious Holocaust revisionist. [01-31-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Bloom's Day
Paul Thomas Anderson's three-hour-long "Magnolia" could have been the best film of the year if only he had taken the advice of a good script editor. [01-10-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

"Snow" Brainer
Scott Hicks's "Snow Falling on Cedars" is a successful attempt to prevail over mainstream movie conventions and expectations while staying true to a literary source. [01-10-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Straight Stories
From David Lynch's G-rated "The Straight Story" to the Spike Jonze triumph "Being John Malkovich," 1999 will be remembered as the year of smart cinema. [01-03-00]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Multi "Talented"
Anthony Minghella's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" is an old-fashioned movie, but its themes of identity, desire, and isolation of the soul couldn't be more cutting edge. [12-28-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Lunatic wit
Milos Forman's "Man on the Moon" doesn't offer much insight into the Andy Kaufman behind the act, but it brims with hilariously re-created classic Kaufman moments. [12-28-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Faith Healer
Neil Jordan's "The End of the Affair" is a deft cinematic translation of a daunting novel and a challenging investigation of character and point of view. [12-28-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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