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In The Family Way
Tim Roth's feature debut "The War Zone" takes an ambitious look at how the most intimate battles are waged, but he ultimately engages in overkill. [12-20-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

"Movie" Madness
Chris Smith walks a fine line between documentary and mockumentary in his hilarious and strangely uplifting "American Dream." [12-20-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Jane for the '90s
Director Patricia Rozema's adaptation of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" has its share of crinoline and courtyards but toys with a subtext of patriarchal tyranny. [11-29-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Pas de Deux
In Wayne Wang's "Anywhere but Here" Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman succeed in playing a mother and daughter team with irreconcilable differences and undeniable similarities. [11-15-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Smoke Screen
In "The Insider," Michael Mann's camera work and storytelling ability does his story of a "60 Minutes" producer taking on the tobacco industry, 100 minutes better. [11-08-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

'Being' and nuttiness
Director Spike Jonze's "Being John Malkovich" is one of the most philosophically provocative screwball comedies ever made. [11-01-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Lawn Ranger
Director David Lynch's "The Straight Story" has elicited more controversy and praise than any of his films since "Blue Velvet." [10-25-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Sparring Match
In "Fight Club," director David Fincher puts Brad Pitt and Edward Norton on bruise control. [10-18-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Doing Time
Without Terrence Stamp, director Steven Soderbergh's "The Limey" would be just a juicy neo noir with a twist. [10-11-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Bearing Gifts
Hollywood gets uncharacteristically smart with "Three Kings" and "American Beauty" and allow audiences to see the world and the cinema with new eyes. [10-11-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Gulf Course
Director David O. Russell's "Tree Kings" is not your average war movie. [10-04-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

For the Roses
Kevin Spacey is dead-on in Sam Mendes's "American Beauty." [09-20-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Inspired Nonsense
Leave it to Albert Brooks to be the voice of reason in the struggle to define comedy by imposing the humane, absurdist logic of "The Muse." [08-30-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

An Immodest Proposal
What they did to "Eyes Wide Shut" is just the most recent example of the MPAA's increasingly clueless despotism. It's time to scrap the ratings system. [08-30-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Circle Jerks
It's easy to hate the director Goran Paskaljevic's "Cabaret Balkan," so why are you laughing? [08-23-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

A Private Idaho
Twins Mark and Michael Polish's "Twin Falls Idaho" is a tribute to separation anxiety. [08-16-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Fall Guy
Eric Rohmer's "Autumn Tale" might not be a vintage work, but it's a lot more bracing than most of the cinema ordinaire on tap this summer. [08-09-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Shut and Dried
With an opening-weekend gross of $22.8 million, Eyes promises to be the most lucrative and artistically mediocre achievement of director Stanley Kubrick's career. [07-26-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Dream "Lovers"
Released in 1991 to horrendous reviews and little viewer interest, Leos Carax's "The Lovers on the Bridge" also seemed, like "Eyes Wide Shut," set to be its director's last. [07-26-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Hex, Lies and Videotape
"The Blair Witch Project" is a thrill so fresh and obvious, it's a wonder no one did it before. [07-19-99]
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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