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Ringing the bad taste bell

Charmin and Quilted Northern toilet paper have been lighting up the bad taste bell of late with their televised ads.
Poop on TV; Oscars get a Razzie; Farewell to Larry and Paul; Fab follies
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 04, 2011

Oscar nominee predictions 2011: Social anxiety

Last year's Oscar program had a celebratory feeling about it that's not always associated with the most watched ceremony in the world.
Oscar looks back, turns inward
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 21, 2011

Review: The Fighter

David O. Russell might not be the first name that comes to mind when picking a director for a rousing, true-life, Rocky -style boxing movie.
Family feud: the toughest bouts are outside the ring
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 10, 2010
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, et al: press conference for "The Fighter"

Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, et al: press conference for "The Fighter"

 Combine David O. Russell, the talented maverick director known for getting in a fistfight with George Clooney on the set of Three Kings (1999) and...
By Peter Keough  |  December 08, 2010
Boston Oscahs?

Boston Oscahs?

With any luck, five of the acting Oscar nominations will go to actors playing characters with Boston accents. Maybe they should have a separate category...
By Peter Keough  |  November 19, 2010

Review: Welcome To The Rileys

It seemed that Kristen Stewart might be expanding her range with her roles in The Runaways and Adventureland .
Almost as embarrassing as Black Snake Moan
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 29, 2010


Easy does it

Writer/producer Eric Overmyer was quoted in a New York Times Magazine article last month, but it’s worth repeating: “ Treme is not the The Wire .” He went on: “Those who are expecting The Wire or wanting The Wire may be frustrated.”
Treme tours New Orleans
By JON GARELICK  |  April 09, 2010

Martyr complex

This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
Oscar suffers for our sins
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009

Frozen River

This Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner takes us to a remote stretch of the New York–Quebec border where, come winter, there’s not much to do but wish you were elsewhere.
A cold film with a warm ending
By MARK BAZER  |  August 20, 2008

Black Irish heartbreak

You know there’s going to be a big game somewhere in this, as well as reconciliations in the intensive-care unit.
Neighborhood themes, or cliches?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 24, 2007

Black Irish

Brad Gann’s feature debut, this year’s Boston Irish Film Festival opener, taps into some of the same neighborhood themes as The Departed: guilt, redemption, family ties. Or are they clichés?
Filled with guilt, redemption, family ties
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 01, 2006