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Stephen Frears, part 3

Stephen Frears, part 3

  There are no dull interviews. Only dull interviewers. And those who blow obvious follow-up questions. PK: Do you think younger people would be entertained...
By Peter Keough  |  October 20, 2010

Interview with Stephen Frears, Part 2

In which we ponder what's wrong with the kids today. PK: So how did you become a filmmaker? SF: Sort of by accident. I worked...
By Peter Keough  |  October 18, 2010
An interview with Stephen Frears

An interview with Stephen Frears

    His career in British cinema goes  back to the 60s when he worked with Karel Reisz and Lindsay Anderson (he was an assistant...
By Peter Keough  |  October 15, 2010

Review: Great Directors

The chore is to blank out Greek filmmaker Angela Ismailos's clueless, indulgent voiceover and moony on-camera presence and enjoy the commentary of the filmmakers she's tracked down in Europe and America.
Documentary about filmmakers nearly derailed by its own not-so-great director
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 30, 2010

Review: Chéri

Once chic, French author Colette has fallen out of favor, perhaps because her acceptance of male dominance offends women's-libbers and her embrace of female carnality offends chauvinist men.
As much esprit as a diorama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 26, 2009

Vocation or vacation?

This past Wednesday, the fifth Coolidge Award, honoring a “film artist whose work advances the spirit of original and challenging filmmaking,” was bestowed on Jeremy Thomas.
Honoring independent cinema’s ‘tour guide’
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 01, 2008


Royal pain

Every tragedy reaches a point where mourning turns to kitsch. Watch the trailer for The Queen (QuickTime)
Mirren and Frears save The Queen
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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

Doom, gloom and zoom

Given the past year’s headlines, it can’t come as a surprise that some of the best films of 2006 had an edge of darkness to them.
A year in film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 16, 2007

Off with their heads

The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 20, 2006

Rock and droll

High Fidelity tries to sell itself as kick-ass rock right from the curtain speech: you are to turn off your fucking cell phones, and if you don’t like that language you can “grab your husband and get the hell out.”
High Fidelity ; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 11, 2006


Players and painted stage

It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
Fall on the Boston boards  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 13, 2006

Heart Land

One of the highlights of this year’s Oscar ceremony was the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed on the Academy’s greatest director and biggest pain in the ass, Robert Altman.
Robert Altman looks back and ahead
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 07, 2006

Where is the love - side

By  |  March 01, 2006

Mrs. Henderson Presents

For ages the entertainment industry has been trying to figure out how to get away with gratuitous T&A by pretending it’s art.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2006