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The 2011 "Where's Whitey?" award for Best Animal Actor: the winner

The 2011 "Where's Whitey?" award for Best Animal Actor: the winner

After an informal poll of my fellow Boston Society of Film Critics members, the winner of the 2011 "Where's Whitey? Award for Best Animal Actor"...
By Peter Keough  |  January 03, 2012
Boston Muslim Film Festival: Panahi's "Offside;" Qurbani’s "Shahada"

Boston Muslim Film Festival: Panahi's "Offside;" Qurbani’s "Shahada"

Offering films that engage with contentious issues of faith and politics and inspired by a spirit of tolerance and compassion, the Boston Muslim Film Festival...
By Peter Keough  |  April 14, 2011
Panahi update

Panahi update

 The turmoil in Egypt dominates the news from the Middle East, overshadowing the recent oppressive measures imposed by the Iranian despots. Apparently in an attempt...
By Peter Keough  |  February 07, 2011
"The King's Speech" reigns; "Marwencol" rules

"The King's Speech" reigns; "Marwencol" rules

The surprise Director's Guild Award for Tom Hooper and the awards from the Screen Actors Guild  --  Best Actor for Colin Firth and Best Ensemble...
By Peter Keough  |  January 31, 2011
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards tonight

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards tonight

Marwencol After you've attended the Boston Society of Film Critics Annual Awards ceremony, the Oscars might seem anticlimactic. Among those expected at this year's extravaganza...
By Peter Keough  |  January 30, 2011

Marwencol and Jafar Panahi star at Boston Society of Film Critics awards

From Boston to Oscar.
Critical Acclaim Dept.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 22, 2011


Boston film group protests arrest of Iranian director

At the Montreal Film Festival last summer, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who was serving as president of the international jury.
Power of cinema?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 26, 2010

Hanging with The Hurt Locker

Whatever happens at that other film awards gala in Hollywood next month, The Hurt Locker solidified its hold on indie-minded critics this past weekend when it dominated the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) third annual awards dinner. That film's
Oscars East
By TOM MEEK  |  February 12, 2010

OSCAR PREVIEW VIDEO: Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn -- and Mickey's Dog -- thank Boston

Three Amigos: Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, and Mickey's dog Although the Boston Society of Film Criti...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 17, 2009

Courting dissent

One of the great principles of American jurisprudence, though not necessarily of film criticism, is a defendant’s right to confront his accuser in a court of law.
Interview: Brett Morgen defends his Chicago 10
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 27, 2008

Moral minority

“It’s incorrect to assert that traditional Hollywood films always have happy endings,” film historian Thomas Doherty once noted on a panel I attended.
The Code, plus Strength and Honor
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 05, 2007


Home for dinner

Before I even get my tape recorder turned on, Mark Wahlberg stands to greet me. Shooter: Republicans get gunned down. By Brett Michel
Dorchester’s ‘tough guy’ grows up
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 21, 2007

A fellow critic cops a plea

Paul Sherman, a long-time contributing critic for the Boston Herald , film editor at the Improper Bostonian , and former president of the Boston Society of Film Critics, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting copyright infringement in a San Jose, Califo
Copy cat  
By TOM MEEK  |  June 28, 2006