Keith Phipps
Keith Phipps

Keith Phipps is a Chicago-based freelance writer and editor specializing in film and other aspects of pop culture.

Brow Beat
Dec. 18 2018 8:30 AMAquaman Owes a Lot to H.P. Lovecraft. It’s Also His Worst Nightmare.The racist author influenced the DC movie—and would have hated it.
Brow Beat
Dec. 5 2018 7:30 AMThe Secret of Mystery Science Theater 3000’s 30-Year SuccessDumb movies, smart jokes, repeat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 19 2018 4:08 PMWhat Makes Michael Myers Scary?David Gordon Green’s new Halloween is fine fan service. But for a more disturbing take on Michael Myers, he could have taken notes from Rob Zombie.
Brow Beat
Aug. 24 2018 7:29 PMThe Happytime Murders vs. Meet the FeeblesWhich is the most disturbing adult Muppet movie?
Brow Beat
July 20 2018 7:30 AMMamma Mia! Here We Go Again Shows Plenty of ABBA Songs Are As Good As GoldThere’s more to the group than their greatest hits.
Brow Beat
June 7 2018 7:36 AMBeyond BellatrixShe’s got grotesques down pat, but Ocean’s 8 smartly subverts Helena Bonham Carter’s kooky-Gothic-witch image.
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May 22 2018 5:51 AMA Fahrenheit 451 for the E-Book Era
Brow Beat
July 10 2015 9:02 AMThe Gallows Isn’t Awful. But It Is Awfully Familiar.
Brow Beat
Feb. 1 2013 9:42 AMDana Stevens and Keith Phipps Discuss Warm Bodies
The Movie Club
Jan. 10 2013 11:11 AMThe Movie ClubNo love for Paul Thomas Anderson? Or Wes Anderson?
The Movie Club
Jan. 7 2013 8:30 AMThe Movie ClubI loved the moral murk of Zero Dark Thirty.
Dvd extras
Nov. 20 2009 7:11 AMThe End of the Road
Dvd extras
Nov. 18 2009 11:16 AMDennis Hopper's Long Love Affair With Taos, N.M.
Dvd extras
Nov. 16 2009 6:57 AMRetracing the Path of the Iconic Movie on Its 40th Anniversary
Summer Movies
July 7 2009 7:01 AMWhy Don't Movies Ever Blow Up the Bay Bridge?A history of destroying national landmarks on film.
Movies
Dec. 13 2018 6:06 PMIn The Mule, Clint Eastwood Contemplates Death, Racism, Pulled PorkAnd gives one of his best performances.
Brow Beat
Nov. 29 2018 7:30 AMDavid Byrne’s American TriptychA long-overdue reissue of Byrne’s film True Stories takes a wide-eyed look at the weirdness of Reagan’s America.
Wide Angle
Sept. 13 2018 8:00 PMThe Other Sides of Paul FeigThe lesser-known works of the A Simple Favor director.
Brow Beat
Aug. 10 2018 5:17 PMThe Meg vs. Jaws: The RevengeWhich is the crazier shark movie?
Brow Beat
July 6 2018 5:50 AMAnt-Man Family ValuesFor the movies’ miniaturized hero, saving the world is a byproduct of saving his relationship with his daughter.
Movies
June 1 2018 5:41 PMCan Blumhouse Do for Sci-Fi What It Did for Horror?With Upgrade, the company behind Get Out and Paranormal Activity sets its sights on the future.
Brow Beat
Aug. 10 2015 8:02 AMJason Bateman’s Performance in The Gift Reveals the Darkness Buried Beneath Michael Bluth
Brow Beat
April 4 2013 5:11 PMA Fellow Chicago Critic Remembers Roger Ebert
The Movie Club
Jan. 11 2013 1:28 PMThe Movie ClubI love that Casa De Mi Padre exists. Hope Springs, too.
The Movie Club
Jan. 9 2013 8:45 AMThe Movie Club3-D now seems like an entertainment tax levied by Hollywood on moviegoers.
Summer Movies
June 21 2010 7:43 PMRemember Dick Tracy?It had Warren Beatty. Al Pacino. Madonna. Songs by Sondheim.
Dvd extras
Nov. 19 2009 9:29 AMWhat Happens in Las Vegas, N.M.
Dvd extras
Nov. 17 2009 9:42 AMMonument Valley, Where Peter and Henry Fonda's Careers Intersected
Recycled
Oct. 6 2009 3:03 PMWhat Does Roland Emmerich Have Against the White House?A history of destroying national landmarks on film.
Dvd extras
April 7 2009 6:39 AMWauaugh!Howard the Duck, George Lucas' best movie about a talking duck, finally arrives on DVD.

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