By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully October 11, 2004 at 12:57PM
Lodge Kerrigan's "Keane" might just be the greatest American film of the past fifteen years. It is a miracle.
Without providing any spoilers, I will simply say that this is the most harrowing, terrifying, and brilliant tale of redemption that I have ever seen. Actually, I'll take it one step further. "Keane" is the most harrowing, terrifying, and brilliant tale of redemption that has ever been committed to cellulloid.
I know I make brash statements all the time, but I mean this one. The film does not yet have distribution, but it will. Until then, I recommend going to whatever film festival is lucky enough to be screening it and experience it for yourself. It's playing this Wednesday night at 9 and Thursday at 6 at Alice Tully Hall. If you live in New York City, GO SEE THIS FILM.
And to think that this is the second time he shot this film, after the debacle that was "In God's Hands" (starring Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal). All I can say is that I will be forever thankful that he persevered and didn't abandon the project when any other reasonable human being would have done just that.
Thank you, Lodge, you insane, but brilliant, man.