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Review: Win Win

Back in the '30s, with directors like Frank Capra and John Ford, Hollywood showed great sympathy for the forgotten men and women laid low by the economy.
Ring tone
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 25, 2011
More MPAA: a "PG-13" for "Miral"

More MPAA: a "PG-13" for "Miral"


I suppose this is good news, but after reading this item about how the Weinstein Brothers managed to get the MPAA to change the rating...
By Peter Keough  |  March 10, 2011
Movies "R" not us

Movies "R" not us


 When the MPAA relented a while back and changed its absurd NC-17 rating for "Blue Valentine" to an R, it looked like the insidious studio...
By Peter Keough  |  March 09, 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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Review: Blue Valentine

Look to the sky above Scranton, Pennsylvania. There's a rainbow nestling among the downtown buildings as, below, a city bus crosses in traffic. Can we assume it's conferring a benediction on the young man and woman who, moments later, meet adorably on th
Valentine daze: Tough love gets explored in the time-hopping Blue Valentine
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 07, 2011
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Winter film preview: Freeze frames

So, it's time for Another Year , meaning not just 2011 but also the latest film from Happy-Go-Lucky director Mike Leigh, a traipse through four seasons in the lives of ordinary people, exploring their small joys and tragedies. Kind of like Blue Vale
The movies chill out to start the year
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 31, 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