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The 2011 "Where's Whitey?" award for Best Animal Actor: the nominees

The 2011 "Where's Whitey?" award for Best Animal Actor: the nominees


This has been a great year for performances on screen, especially from animals. Which makes the winner of the annual "Where's Whitey?" Award for Best...
By Peter Keough  |  December 26, 2011
Short Take: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Unfortunately, Fincher doesn't add much to Niels Arden Oplev's Swedish version: more Googling and plot-compressing montages and an altered but still convoluted ending.
Flamboyantly grisly sex crimes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 23, 2011
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Sex and jealousy, Rhode Island-style

Francesca Gregorini, co-director of the film Tanner Hall , which was shot in Rhode Island and opens here this week, drove a vintage Porsche while she was a student at Brown University . . . or so I had read. I asked her whether this was true.
The Big Screen
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  September 16, 2011
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Review: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

This Swedish-language adaptation of the bestseller is a B-movie, the screen equivalent of a "summer beach read."
Pulp affliction: this Girl has lost her sting
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 29, 2010
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Stockholm syndrome

With its low crime rate and socialized everything, Sweden doesn’t seem very noirish compared with, say, LA. Then again, much of the country spends the entire winter without sunlight.
Stieg Larsson’s Girl is stinging Swedish noir
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 28, 2010
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Heroine chic

One of the more satisfying moments in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) occurs when 13-year-old Hermione (Emma Watson) unloads a right hook that staggers the villainous Malfoy. “That felt good,” she says, pleased with herself. “Not good,”
Hollywood cashes in on girl power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010


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Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

In recent screen-adapted crime fiction, detectives are heroes and children are victims. In the trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, the child victim is the hero.
... Is a drag
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 19, 2010
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Silly season

Now that the Oscars are over, let's get dumb.
Spring pimps for summer
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2010