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The Oscars: Argo's golden fleece

The situation may reshuffle by the Oscar broadcast on February 24, but I doubt it. After being snubbed in the Best Director category, Argo has won every award since.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 22, 2013

Review: Lincoln

Shot in sepia tints, with detailed period sets and ornate facial hair, the tableaux vivants that constitute Steven Spielberg's wry hagiography resemble Mathew Brady daguerreotypes, and are about as lively.
Lincoln logged
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 09, 2012

Ten fall film releases

Unlike his debut feature, In Bruges, the title of prolific playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh's hilarious, ingenious, and sneakily profound second movie, Seven Psychopaths, gives you a good idea of what you're in for.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 21, 2012

High rolling at Quonset Point; faux news; Rhody’s reelin’ and rockin’

Boisterous GOP state Representative Joe Trillo has found a new cause to bloviate about: the "world-class casino" he is promoting, not very successfully, for Quonset Point.
No free drinks
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 13, 2012
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The deCordova thinks about ''murals''

In "Wall Works" at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, curatorial fellow Lexi Lee Sullivan attempts to corral a trend in art today that spans graffiti and interior decoration.
Off the Wall
By GREG COOK  |  July 22, 2011
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DeCordova looks ahead with Andy Goldsworth and Ursula von Rydingsvard

Goldsworthy straddles land art and environmental art.  
Digging in
By GREG COOK  |  June 03, 2011


Review: The Conspirator

Robert Redford's The Conspirator draws parallels between the extra-constitutional methods applied then to protect the country from possible terrorism and those employed in today's War against Terror.
Redford doesn't do justice to his theme
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 15, 2011

Cambridge author Caleb Neelon traces graffiti's hidden history

'TAKI 183' SPAWNS PEN PALS, announced the headline in the July 21, 1971, New York Times .
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By GREG COOK  |  April 01, 2011

Review: The Lincoln Lawyer

As nondescript as its title, Brad Furman's slick legal mystery, adapted from a Michael Connelly novel, plays like an above-average TV pilot until it gets greedy and runs 20 minutes too long, with a few too many endings.
Slick legal mystery plays like an above-average TV crime show pilot
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 18, 2011
B-52s at Twin River

B-52s at Twin River

I love the fact that in their graying years, the B-52s are respected enough to still bring the arty party vibe to places like Twin...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2009