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National Society of Film Critics: the winners


The National Society of Film Critics, of which I am a member, had a choice between "Life" and death today, and they chose death. That...
By Peter Keough  |  January 07, 2012
2011 Top tens, bottom fives, part 2

2011 Top tens, bottom fives, part 2


  Here "The Artist" impressively scores number one on three more lists. I feel so bad that's it's not my favorite movie. More divisive are "J....
By Peter Keough  |  January 02, 2012
Difficult women; Oscar gold

Difficult women; Oscar gold


 I just came from a screening of  David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," in which Keira Knightley as Sabina Spielrein kicks and screams and laughs hysterically...
By Peter Keough  |  December 01, 2011
Short Take Melancholia

Review: Melancholia

Here's what we learn from Melancholia : life sucks, people are awful, we're all going to die, and good riddance. Who says Lars von Trier doesn't like happy endings?
Who says Lars von Trier doesn't like happy endings?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 11, 2011
Talking cure for "Melancholia"

Talking cure for "Melancholia"


 Lars von Triers's new film "Melancholia" will have its work cut out for it to be as transgressive as his last one, "Antichrist" (though the...
By Peter Keough  |  November 04, 2011
Lisa Nesselson -- Cannes report #2: more Von Trier

Lisa Nesselson -- Cannes report #2: more Von Trier


 What's the world coming to when a filmmaker can't joke about the Nazis and the Final Solution during a Cannes press conference? Lars Von Trier...
By Peter Keough  |  May 19, 2011


End of the world movies we will miss because of the end of the world


 It's a shame that the world is ending May 21 because that means we'll miss some interesting end of the world movies. Not necessarily films...
By Peter Keough  |  May 18, 2011