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The Master — P.T. Anderson's controversial tour de force

Although Paul Thomas Anderson insists that all similarities are coincidental, his astounding new film The Master has riled up Scientologists.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 21, 2012

Review: The Muppets

It's tough when your brother Gary is played by Jason Segel and you're only three feet tall and made of felt.
A Muppets for our ironic age
By ANN LEWINSON  |  November 25, 2011

Oscar nominee predictions 2011: Social anxiety

Last year's Oscar program had a celebratory feeling about it that's not always associated with the most watched ceremony in the world.
Oscar looks back, turns inward
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 21, 2011

Six Boston accents worthy of Oscar

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By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 10, 2010

Review: The Fighter

David O. Russell might not be the first name that comes to mind when picking a director for a rousing, true-life, Rocky -style boxing movie.
Family feud: the toughest bouts are outside the ring
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 10, 2010
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, et al: press conference for "The Fighter"

Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, et al: press conference for "The Fighter"

 Combine David O. Russell, the talented maverick director known for getting in a fistfight with George Clooney on the set of Three Kings (1999) and...
By Peter Keough  |  December 08, 2010

Boston Oscahs?

Boston Oscahs?

With any luck, five of the acting Oscar nominations will go to actors playing characters with Boston accents. Maybe they should have a separate category...
By Peter Keough  |  November 19, 2010

Review: Leap Year

Why, Amy Adams, why?
Needs to take a long leap off a short cliff
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 15, 2010

2009: The year in movies

As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
Men behaving badly
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 25, 2009
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Child's play

Here's something I never thought I'd write: Nora Ephron has made one of the best movies of the year.
Ephron and Streep cook up a feast
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 07, 2009

Review: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

In the three years since last he was on screen, Ben Stiller's bored night guard, Larry Daley, has become a well-to-do hawker of infomercial crap, but he's still not in the right place.
Dusting off the same old display cases
By TOM MEEK  |  May 22, 2009


Review: Sunshine Cleaning

What lifts this tasty little dramedy above Sundance mediocrity is a pathos that overcomes all the "quirky" dysfunctional contrivance.
Not “completely pie free,” but close
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  March 18, 2009

Martyr complex

This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
Oscar suffers for our sins
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009

Review: Doubt

John Patrick Shanley's Doubt on screen
Nun story
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 09, 2008

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Director Bharat Nalluri gives the old follow-your-heart message a new coat of paint with Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day .
Oversexed, screwy, and also, dowdy delight
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  March 05, 2008

Fractured fairy-tales

Somehow, somewhere, we seem to have forgotten the meaning of the fairy tale.
How George Saunders, Hans Christian Andersen, and a trip to Fairyland can keep you sane
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 23, 2008



Wicked (cartoon) witch sends adorable fairy-tale princess down a rabbit hole and she’s deposited, suddenly human, in present-day Times Square.
Better than generic holiday fare
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  November 20, 2007

Brokeback breakdown

The most politically loaded Oscar race since Gandhi versus E.T. in 1982 seems to have come down to a contest between the gay-cowboy movie that isn’t really a gay-cowboy movie and the drama about racial conflict that’s really a glib exercise in screenwrit
Mountain ’s Oscar hopes come down with a Crash
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006

Hollywood gives Bush the finger

Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006

Hollywood gives Bush the finger - side

Our film editor's predictions
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 25, 2006

New to DVD on January 17, 2006

With the possible exception of the days of Soviet Social Realism, people have gone to the movies to escape the daily grind, not relive it.
Junebug , Enron , Lord of War , Two for the Money , and more.
By  |  January 19, 2006