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The best films of 2011 are not the ballyhooed

The films this year were kind of like the current field of Republican presidential candidates: some are entertaining, but there's no clear frontrunner, and there's more attention on the flashiest and least substantial than on the more thoughtful and genu
Also-rans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 23, 2011

BSFC: Best Documentary


The winner is "Project Nim" by James Marsh; runner-up "Bill Cunningham New York" by Richard Press.
By Peter Keough  |  December 11, 2011
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Hollywood's apes: monkey puzzle or intelligent design?

For nearly a century apes have haunted the screen, and the link between man and ape has obsessed filmmakers.
Primate directive
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 05, 2011
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Review: Project Nim

Once regarded as cuddly, chimpanzees seem downright demonic following the incident in Connecticut in which a pet ape destroyed somebody's face.
Absurd and sad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 15, 2011
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Love might be awarded at this year's Sundance Festival, but anger holds sway

When you step back from Sundance 2011 and its 110 films that hit the dozen screens over the 10 days ending January 30, what you come away with is the year of Angry Men.
Hope and fury
By HARLAN JACOBSON  |  February 04, 2011