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Andalusian Dogs
There's nothing like a burning heretic to grab your attention at the beginning of a movie, and director Youssef Chahine's "Destiny" delivers. [11-30-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Return to Oz
"The Wizard of Oz" makes a big-screen comeback and, like Dorothy, one reviewer learns that fears and desires are mostly special effects and hokum. [11-09-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Fete To Be Tied
Danish director Thomas Vinterberg's "The Celebration," pseudo-cinema-verite chronicle of a patriarch's birthday party gone horribly awry wags the Dogma. [11-02-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Un-Happiness
Todd Solondz, whose previous film, "Welcome to the Dollhouse," demonstrated depth and subtlety in its outrageousness, falls back on cheap thrills and kneejerk irony in his new "Happiness." [10-26-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Olympic Goad
Robert Towne's "Without Limits" offers little insight into the psychology of Olympian Steve Prefontaine, but it transforms him into an emblem of immortality and its tragic unattainability. [10-12-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Beyond Therapy
Benoit Jacquot's "Seventh Heaven" is an elusive, fragile, insidiously devastating collection of scenes from a struggling marriage. [09-28-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Touch Up
Orson Welles's "Touch of Evil" wasn't meant to be a masterpiece, but the re-released feature can't help itself. [09-21-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Shades of Grey
David and Albert Maysles's startling 1976 documentary "Grey Gardens" told all before telling all was trendy. [09-08-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Director Neil LaBute's "Your Friends & Neighbors" manages to shock us with bad behavior. [08-31-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

A Night to Misremember
If we can forget James Cameron's arrogance for a moment, Bigas Luna's "The Chambermaid" is the best movie made about the Titanic. [08-31-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Snake Bit
"Snake Eyes," with "Saving Private Ryan," appears to be part of a new trend in films one can walk out of after the first half-hour assured of having seen the best part. [08-10-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Photo Op
In "The Governess," Minnie Driver is as radiant as a Botticelli and delivers her finest performance to date. [08-10-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Well Power
Samantha Lang's "The Well" confirms that Australian women directors seem uncannily attuned to the perverse, hidden workings of the soul. [08-03-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Horror and the Glory
Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" sports the most harrowing and oddly exhilarating re-creations of modern warfare ever to be seen in a film made for entertainment. [07-27-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Pi-eyed
Director Darren Aronofsky's "Pi" may be the only commercial film that confronts the Pythagorean numerical framework of all phenomena. [07-27-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Senior Thesis
Susan Skoog's "Whatever" erases any trace of high-school nostalgia. [07-20-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Public Parts
The Farrelly Brothers may not have the depth and tragic vision of Jonathan Swift, but, as this summer's "There's Something About Mary" proves, they are often funnier. [07-20-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Laugh Tract
It's not true that if you laugh, the world laughs with you; sometimes you laugh alone. Especially at the movies. [07-20-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Medium Cruel
It's a tribute to director Peter Weir's shrewd instincts that we don't get to shake off "The Truman Show's" nightmarish implications. [06-08-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Beyond Paranoia
Summer movies are not supposed to be smart -- are they? [05-26-98]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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