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Oscar predictions 2010

After years of shrinking audiences and low-grossing Best Picture nominees, the Academy this year is hedging its bets.
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010

Review: Broken Embraces [Los Abrazos Rotos]

No filmmaker generates narrative like Pedro Almodóvar. Five minutes into Broken Embraces and he's got half a dozen potential storylines spinning.
Broken promises: Pedro Almodóvar's open Embraces
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 25, 2009


Cruz, who bares all in her finest performance since her days as Pedro Almodóvar’s muse.
Sex and power dominate in this Roth adaptation
By TOM MEEK  |  August 20, 2008

Almost Famous: Micah Salkind

"You can’t throw a stone here without hitting an artist."
Providence Black Repertory Company
By FRANK MULLIN  |  June 04, 2008

Round-trip Cruz

Volver may be a rich and moving film that celebrates the triumph of the feminine spirit, but it’s already best known as the movie in which writer/director Pedro Almodóvar fitted willowy leading lady Penélope Cruz with an ample prosthetic ass. Watch t
Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver
By GARY SUSMAN  |  February 20, 2007

Babel rousers

It’s not often that I feel this way, but this year I’m kind of proud of my profession.
Oscar opts for liberal gilt
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 17, 2007

Feel-bad cinema

This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 21, 2006


Manuel Gómez Pereira’s ensemble comedy about five mothers and their sons the day before the young men are set to be married as part of Spain’s first legal gay marriage ceremony sends out whispers of Pedro Almodóvar. Watch the trailer for Queens  (Quic
Women of a certain age
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 20, 2006

Pedro, Borat, and a castrato

As usual, dedicated film critics were too occupied seeing four or five movies a day to note the swarm of A-list celebrities at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival.
The 31st Toronto International Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 20, 2006

Easy Women

To rev up art-house habitués for the US release of Pedro Almodóvar’s latest, Volver , Sony Pictures Classics has packaged an eight-film retrospective of the Spanish director’s work.
Almodóvar on the verge of a brilliant movie
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  August 31, 2006

Route 666

This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Natural Born Killers is Oliver Stone's comic debut
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2006


Seven heaven

Who are the world’s greatest living narrative filmmakers, what I call the Magnificent Seven?
Readers speak out on the best directors
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 28, 2006

2005 Boston Restaurant Awards

Once again we reach year’s end, and I pass out some awards to summarize the year in restaurant reviews.
The best of this year's dining
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 07, 2006