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BSFC: Best Actor


After three ballots, Brad Pitt in "Moneyball."  Runner-up was George Clooney for "The Descendants." A problem: the Michael Fassbender vote was divided between "Shame," "A Dangerous Method," and...
By Peter Keough  |  December 11, 2011
The Descendants: Film

Review: The Descendants

George Clooney puts in what may be his best performance as Matt King, scion of a wealthy Hawaiian family that can trace its pedigree back to the 19th century Princess Margaret Ke'alohilani, descendant of King Kamehameha, and bride of Matt's great, great,
For Clooney, it's all Payne, all gain
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 18, 2011
An Interview with Shailene Woodley of "The Descendants"

An Interview with Shailene Woodley of "The Descendants"


  As good as George Clooney is as beleaguered Hawaiian nabob and family man Matt King in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants," 20-year-old Shailene Woodley still...
By Peter Keough  |  November 16, 2011

Toronto International Film Festival III


  Okay, maybe I'm being a little harsh about the diminished role of women in the studio films at this year's Toronto Film Festival. True,...
By Peter Keough  |  September 12, 2011