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Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Too soon? For Stephen Daldry's 9/11 drama, the right time is "never."
An extremely exploitative and incredibly bad tale
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 20, 2012
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Make yourself uncomfortable

In the past month, Sandra Bullock’s husband betrayed her by screwing a white supremacist with a face tattoo, a Georgia teenager was granted the right to take his boyfriend to prom, and Ricky Martin declared himself a “fortunate homosexual man.”
Xiu Xiu bloom on Dear God
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 09, 2010
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Oscar predictions 2010: Locker is a lock

Except for some pipe-dream scenarios in which the 10-nominee/weighted-voting system could turn out a victory for Inglourious Basterds or some other dark horse, everyone concedes that this year's winner for Best Picture and just about every other sign
Bigelow, Bullock, and Bridges also will win gold
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2010
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Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?

Buoyed by President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, many had hopes for change after his election.
Three controversial (and sure to be Oscar-nominated) films tackle race in the age of Obama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010
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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
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Review: The Blind Side

It’s tough for any self-respecting critic to refrain from joyously tackling a Sandra Bullock movie — so it’s a good thing The Blind Side isn’t one.
Despite what you may think, it's not a Sandra Bullock movie
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 20, 2009


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Review: All About Steve

How is it that the absolute worst "chick flicks" of the summer were written by women?
They should have called it "There's Something Insane About Mary"
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 11, 2009
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Review: The Proposal

Anne Fletcher's comedy proves funnier and warmer than the dog-eared premise it hangs on: ice-bitch boss turns to her abused, resentful underling for an out-of-office favor, shows a shred of humanity, and love blossoms.
  Predictability and Betty White have much to do with the film's modest success
By TOM MEEK  |  June 19, 2009
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Both sides

Two young women are coming of age on stage as part of New Repertory Theatre’s “Their Voices Will Be Heard” series.
Rachel Corrie  and Pieces   stand off in the Middle East
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 12, 2008
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Premonition

Sometimes you wake up and life seems like a badly edited movie.
False reading
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 21, 2007
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Spring loaded

It’s spring, and Hollywood has to get the kinks out of its system before it can focus on the business at hand: the sequels of summer.
Working out the kinks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2007


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Infamous

Comparisons are invidious but also inevitable, especially in this camp follower to last year’s lauded Capote . Watch the trailer for Infamous  (QUickTime)
Where's the story?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 11, 2006
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Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006
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The Lake House

Despite an ominous setting and its South Korean pedigree, Argentine director Alejandro Agresti’s film reveals its wistful romantic intentions early on. Watch the trailer for The Lake House (QuickTime)
Too wistful, not supernatural enough
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  June 14, 2006
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The odd couple

Four days after being released from prison, the Whitey Bulger’s protégé was singing like a canary to a grandmother from Newton.
The unlikely story of how a BU professor and a Southie hit man stormed the bestseller charts
By JULIA DENNIS  |  April 20, 2006