Keith Phipps

Keith Phipps appears in the following:

'Pieta': Suffering Toward ... Redemption?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk wastes little time establishing that Gang-do (Lee Jeong-jin) won't be pleasant company. We discover the protagonist of Kim's gritty, moody drama Pieta grunting his way through intimate relations with his pillow, falling asleep, then waking up and wandering to a bathroom covered in entrails left over ...


'Gatsby's' Jazz-Age Excess, All Over The Screen

Thursday, May 09, 2013

If anyone could pull off a multiplex-friendly adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby — a film treatment that might be capable of stepping out of the long shadow cast by the book — it's Baz Luhrmann, right? The Australian director who dragged Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers into the music-video-shaken, ...


'Big Wedding': But The Reception Was A Riot

Thursday, April 25, 2013

If anything, the title of The Big Wedding feels like an understatement. The wedding that gives the film its climactic setting is outsize, to be sure, but then so is everything about this overstuffed farce.

Written and directed by Justin Zackham and adapted from the 2006 French film Mon Frere ...


'For My Health': The Latter Days Of Levon Helm

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rock 'n' roll is filled with "one lives it, the other writes about it" pairings, from Mick Jagger drawing on the observed excesses of Keith Richards on down the line. But such arrangements only work when both parties feel like they benefit.

When The Band came into its own as ...