KEANE Finally Opens

by tully
September 8, 2005 10:30 AM
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Well, it's about goddamn time. As of tomorrow, Lodge Kerrigan's KEANE, what I boldly declare is the finest American film of this young 21st Century, opens at the Landmark Sunshine in NYC. To my friends in New York, to my enemies in New York, to my strangers in New York, I have only one thing to say:


I've been talking about KEANE since this time last year, when I was destroyed by it at the NYFF press screening, but I would just like to reiterate for those of you who might not remember:

Lodge Kerrigan's KEANE is the most harrowing tale of redemption EVER COMMITTED TO CELLULOID.

For a lengthier, and more eloquent, reading of the film, check out Michael Atkinson's review in this week's Voice:,atkinson1,67524,20.html

Seriously, this is cinema at its most electrifying, challenging, and devastating, and it deserves to have a packed house at every screening.

Unfortunately, I'm still stuck in Mayberry and won't be arriving in the city until next Tuesday, but I plan to see the film as soon as I arrive. That's why it's quadruply imperative that you guys see it to give it a hearty opening weekend gross.

And, no, I'm not on the Lodge Kerrigan/Magnolia Pictures/Landmark Theatres payroll. I'm on the toweringly awesome displays of cinematic virtuousity payroll.

That is all for now.

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  • Ron Mwangaguhunga | September 24, 2005 3:27 AMReply

    fuck, I guess I've got to see it now.

  • Me | September 18, 2005 9:37 AMReply

    Im dying to see this movie! I hope it gets to Argentina soon...

  • Jamaica | September 17, 2005 10:20 AMReply

    Bless you for your dogged support of "Keane." I have been chomping at the bit to see this film ever since it was in the process of being filmed around April of 2004.

    As soon as I read the synopsis, I knew that Damian Lewis, who I had so admired from his work in The Forsyte Saga and Band of Brothers, would find his redemption from the fiasco that was Dreamcatcher. Such a fine actor deserves to be paired with the likes of Lodge Kerrigan. I look forward to seeing it so much.

    I can only hope the many positive film reviews will draw in a large enough audience that my local indie theatre will book a print. I don't know how much longer I can stand to wait.