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BSFC: Best Picture


After two rounds, it's "The Artist" by Michel Hazavicius. Runner up was "Hugo." "Margaret" was second runner-up, adding further justification to our statement of censure...
By Peter Keough  |  December 11, 2011
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Review: Circumstance

Circumstance begins like an early Kiarostami film, but with schoolgirls in hijabs instead of schoolboys in sweaters.
Schoolgirls in hijabs
By ANN LEWINSON  |  September 09, 2011
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Review: Chloe

One of the more ambitious genre filmmakers around, Atom Egoyan bravely takes on tawdry tales and tries to subvert them.
A polymorphously perverse tango of voyeurism
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 26, 2010
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Reykjavik International Film Festival 2009

How would the Reykjavik International Film Festival, which I was attending, September 17 to 27, be affected by the horrid downturn?

By GERALD PEARY  |  October 02, 2009
Interview: Atom Egoyan, Part 2

Interview: Atom Egoyan, Part 2


In which Egoyan deftly avoids getting mired in my pseudo-Jungian posturing about the internet and the collective unconscious and calls Andrew Sarris on the present...
By Peter Keough  |  May 17, 2009
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Class project

Atom Egoyan was one of the first and most insightful of filmmakers to ponder the consequences and the moral implications of technological advances in media and communications.
Atom Egoyan offers reasons for Adoration
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 15, 2009


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‘Ice’ is nice

In culture-crazy Reykjavík, the city of 200,000 that spawned Björk, Icelanders have practically everything to get them through the cool-to-cold weather: a symphony orchestra, dance and theater companies, rock bands and poetry readings, and an astonishing
Schmoozing at the Reykjavík Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 11, 2006
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You don’t know Dick

You’ve got to figure that a guy who makes a film about a performance artist who nails his penis to a board isn’t going to worry about getting a PG rating. Peter Keough interviews Kirby Dick (mp3) Rating the raters: Kirby Dick goes after the MPAA
Kirby on making an unrated film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006
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Seven heaven

Who are the world’s greatest living narrative filmmakers, what I call the Magnificent Seven?
Readers speak out on the best directors
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 28, 2006