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Oscar nomination post mortem

Oscar nomination post mortem

 With the announcement of the Oscar  nominations this morning, the Academy once again has unleashed a stinging slap to my pretensions to prognostication. In short,...
By Peter Keough  |  January 24, 2012

Best Supporting Actor

Again, in the second round, Albert Brooks in "Drive." Runner-up is Max Von Sydow  in "Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close."
By Peter Keough  |  December 11, 2011
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Review: Drive

Nicolas Winding Refn's sleek heist flick offers more quiet moments than you'd expect with a title like Drive .
A lot going on below the surface
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 16, 2011

A world of cinema

The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 02, 2010

Cinema paradisos

Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010

Wise asses

With all the star power being trotted out in this summer’s would-be blockbuster comedies, how likely was it that the best would be Superbad ?
Some words with the class clowns of Superbad
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  September 19, 2007


Mother of convention

Having laughed more at The 40-Year-Old Virgin than at any other film in 2005, I expected much the same from Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up .
Women get screwed in Knocked Up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 30, 2007

The Simpsons 20 best guest voices of all time

The TV gods are smiling upon us.
Will Gervais join them?
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 29, 2006

The ultimate BROADCAST JOURNALIST movies

Judging from the handful of movies made on the subject, filmmakers have little apparent use for the television business.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 10, 2006

Politics as usual?

Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006

Under Construction

If Albert Brooks is still looking for comedy in the Muslim world, he could do worse than take a look at Omer Vargi & Tolgay Ziyal’s darkly satiric Under Construction .
Rating: 2.5 stars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 25, 2006


Casualties of war

The end of the Cold War didn’t bring peace, only a proliferation of conflict.
The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival heads to the front
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 19, 2006
Looking For Comedy...(5)

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

Albert Brooks is always looking for something elusive in places that are amorphous or unattainable .
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 19, 2006

Open sesame

They don’t give out awards for best titles, otherwise Albert Brooks’s Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World would be in the running.
Albert Brooks looks for sanity in Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 19, 2006