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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
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The 13th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival

Henry Thoreau said of the song of the wood thrush: "Whenever a man hears it, it is a new world and a free country, and the gates of heaven are not shut. . . . " For some reason, Provincetown is full of these birds — appropriately so, given the avowed in
Cape Crusaders
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 24, 2011
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Speech impediments?

Given the change in political attitudes after the election of Barack Obama, a reactionary backlash following last year's progressive Oscars - in which Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win Best Director - might be no surprise. But who knew the A
Tom Hooper's film looks like an Oscar winner
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 25, 2011
Nominal success

Nominal success


 This year I feel less embarrassed than I normally do after the Oscar nominations announcements, getting fewer prognostications wrong - four - than my usual...
By Peter Keough  |  January 25, 2011
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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
More Bests, Not Bests

More Bests, Not Bests


But first the results of this year's "Where's Whitey?" award for Best Animal Performance of 2010. Despite a late surge from such newcomers as the...
By Peter Keough  |  January 05, 2011


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The Top 10 Films of 2010

Outsiders were in on screen in 2010
Outsiders were in on screen in 2010
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 24, 2010
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A dance critic's take on Black Swan

WARNING: This article contains spoilers regarding the ending of Black Swan .
Bad-girl chat
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 17, 2010
Golden Globalization

Golden Globalization


The Golden Globes, regarded as a bellwether of the Oscars (why? what is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association? Who are these people? No one ever...
By Peter Keough  |  December 14, 2010
Kangaroo courts: Panahi and the MPAA

Kangaroo courts: Panahi and the MPAA


 Persecuted filmmaker Jafar Panahi finally got his day in court a couple of weeks ago, whatever that might mean in the Iranian justice system, and...
By Peter Keough  |  December 07, 2010
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Portman, Aronofsky dance on the edge

Barre code
Barre code
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 03, 2010


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Review: Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky's bizarre and brilliant Black Swan might remind you of many other movies, from All About Eve to David Cronenberg's The Fly . But it's also like nothing you've ever seen before.
Fowl play: Aronofsky, Portman take flight
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 03, 2010
AUDIO: Press conference for "Black Swan" [MP3]

AUDIO: Press conference for "Black Swan" [MP3]


Laugh, cry, or gasp -- in horror, delight, or incredulity -- but chances are you won't be bored by Darren Aronofsky's sui generis extravaganza, "Black...
By Peter Keough  |  December 02, 2010
The most excruciating movie moments of 2010 [SPOILERS!]

The most excruciating movie moments of 2010 [SPOILERS!]


 Maybe I'm getting a little soft, but I can't remember getting the heebie-jeebies as often at the movies as in this past year. Whatever the...
By Peter Keough  |  November 29, 2010