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The 55 worst sex scenes of the 21st century

When it comes to eye-bleach-worthy cinema, the new millennium started with a drug-addled Jennifer Connelly having ass-to-ass dildo sex with a prostitute — and has just kept on showering us in ever-more inventive perversions.


Interview: Coolidge Award winner Viggo Mortensen gets analytical

Unlike the Oscars, the Coolidge Awards never disappoint. Meryl Streep, Robert Altman , Jonathan Demme: each in his or her own way has shaped what's best in the movies.
Veni, Vidi, Viggo
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 02, 2012
The 2011 "Where's Whitey?" award for Best Animal Actor: the winner

The 2011 "Where's Whitey?" award for Best Animal Actor: the winner

After an informal poll of my fellow Boston Society of Film Critics members, the winner of the 2011 "Where's Whitey? Award for Best Animal Actor"...
By Peter Keough  |  January 03, 2012
Top Tens, Bottom Fives, Part One

Top Tens, Bottom Fives, Part One

Once again my colleagues here have been kind enough to share their picks.More to follow. Gerald Peary Ten Best in Order: 1.    A Dangerous Method...
By Peter Keough  |  December 23, 2011

The best films of 2011 are not the ballyhooed

The films this year were kind of like the current field of Republican presidential candidates: some are entertaining, but there's no clear frontrunner, and there's more attention on the flashiest and least substantial than on the more thoughtful and genu
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 23, 2011
Review: A Dangerous Method

Review: A Dangerous Method(1)

Perhaps the three characters in David Cronenberg's handsome, eloquent dramatization of the birth and near demise of psychoanalysis represent the parts of the psyche that the movement would eventually hypothesize.
Cronenberg's dramatization of the rise of psychoanalysis
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 23, 2011

BSFC: Best Actor

After three ballots, Brad Pitt in "Moneyball."  Runner-up was George Clooney for "The Descendants." A problem: the Michael Fassbender vote was divided between "Shame," "A Dangerous Method," and...
By Peter Keough  |  December 11, 2011
Difficult women; Oscar gold

Difficult women; Oscar gold

 I just came from a screening of  David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," in which Keira Knightley as Sabina Spielrein kicks and screams and laughs hysterically...
By Peter Keough  |  December 01, 2011