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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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Review: The King's Speech

Given that England's George III ran around pissing blue from porphyry, his great-great-great grandson, George VI, got off pretty easy with just a stutter.
Royal flush
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 17, 2010
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Review: The Warrior's Way

Dong-gun Jang's worst enemy: his director
Dong-gun Jang's worst enemy: his director
By TOM MEEK  |  December 10, 2010
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Review: Bran Nue Dae

The music does range from gospel to filmi to country — but there isn't a hook anywhere.
It's not just the spelling that's problematic
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  September 10, 2010
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Review: $9.99

In this Israeli-Australian production, Sydney apartment dwellers culled from stories by Etgar Keret pursue (or avoid) various duties and desires, intersecting in elevator encounters.
Gives you your money's worth
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  June 26, 2009


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Bogus Bess

“History,” Winston Churchill told us, “is written by the victors.”
Elizabeth: The Golden Age is leaden
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 10, 2007
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War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007
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Hell is other sequels

At first, At World’s End doesn’t seem to differ much from the world outside.
Pirates  3 offers buried treasures
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 23, 2007
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The girls of summer

It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007
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Spring loaded

It’s spring, and Hollywood has to get the kinks out of its system before it can focus on the business at hand: the sequels of summer.
Working out the kinks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2007