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"Cool" connection

"Cool" connection

  Is it fair to draw parallels between the Occupy movement and the antiwar demonstrations in the 60s and 70s? True, both sprang up more...
By Peter Keough  |  October 18, 2011

EXCERPT: The Conversation

Peter Keough discusses how The Conversation  is a B List movie.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 30, 2008

War of independents

The IFFB is determined to wrest cinematic freedom from the imperial power of the Hollywood studios.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston fights for freedom of the screens
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2008

The medium is the movie

In almost every movie you go to these days you’ll see another screen — a television, a computer, even another movie screen — within the screen you’re watching.
In new films, truth is fluid — and controlled by the click of a button
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2008

Armies of the light

Maybe the trauma of another intractable war has sparked the movies’ recent interest in ’60s headliners.
Norman Mailer’s primal screen at the HFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2007

Death watch

Perhaps because of the film’s provocative subject, few even among those who have seen it have commented on Death of a President ’s more allusive and ironic touches. Beating around the Bush: Death of a President misfires. By Peter Keough
Gabriel Range on his President
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 25, 2006