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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"...
| January 03, 2012
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...
| April 14, 2011
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...
| February 07, 2011
"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...
| January 31, 2011
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...
| January 30, 2011
Marwencol and Jafar Panahi star at Boston Society of Film Critics awards
From Boston to Oscar.
Critical Acclaim Dept.
| 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?
| 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
| 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...
| February 17, 2009
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
| February 27, 2008
“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
| 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
| 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
| June 28, 2006
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