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Brett Michel interviews Brit Marling

Brett Michel interviews Brit Marling

After reading the story about Rep. Peter King threatening to investigate the White House's cooperation with Kathryn Bigelow for her upcoming Bin Laden film, I...
By Peter Keough  |  August 14, 2011
"The Hurt Locker" two years later

"The Hurt Locker" two years later

Yesterday was the second anniversary of the release of Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,”  and she would go on to become the first woman to...
By Peter Keough  |  July 12, 2011

Marwencol and Jafar Panahi star at Boston Society of Film Critics awards

From Boston to Oscar.
Critical Acclaim Dept.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 22, 2011
Freedom of "Speech"

Freedom of "Speech"

I've been waiting for someone to point to Hollywood as a convenient scapegoat for the Arizona shootings.. So far,  so good, however, as nobody has...
By Peter Keough  |  January 20, 2011
PHOTOS: Report from the red carpet at the Fenway Park premiere of "The Town"

PHOTOS: Report from the red carpet at the Fenway Park premiere of "The Town"

PHOTOS: Click here for more red-carpet photos from the premiere With the Rays and Yankees slugging it out for the AL East and the Red...
By Tom Meek  |  September 15, 2010

Cinema paradisos

Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010


The Big Hurt: Now hiring

If you're a musician looking to break into the big leagues, now's your chance.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 19, 2010

An interview with Best Actor nominee Jeremy Renner of Best Picture Winner The Hurt Locker

So JEREMY RENNER was one of few people associated with The Hurt Locker who didn't win an Oscar last night. But it's not like he's...
By webteam  |  March 08, 2010

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

Hanging with The Hurt Locker

Whatever happens at that other film awards gala in Hollywood next month, The Hurt Locker solidified its hold on indie-minded critics this past weekend when it dominated the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) third annual awards dinner. That film's
Oscars East
By TOM MEEK  |  February 12, 2010
PODCAST: Q&A with Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) [MP3]

PODCAST: Q&A with Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) [MP3]

 As you've no doubt noticed from last week's Oscar announcements, The Hurt Locker's blown up in a big way since its initial release last summer,...
By webteam  |  February 10, 2010


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

2009: The year in movies

As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
Men behaving badly
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 25, 2009

Review: Brothers

Operation Enduring Freedom seems to have replaced Vietnam as Hollywood's go-to military quagmire from which to dredge gut-wrenching meditations on the psychological carnage of war.
Maguire, Gyllenhaal go deer hunting
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 11, 2009

Review: The Messenger

The Iraq War hits suburbia
The Iraq War hits suburbia
By SHAULA CLARK  |  November 20, 2009

White-knuckle thrill rites

Kathryn Bigelow's art-packed action movies
Bigelow puts the art into action
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 10, 2009


Interview: Kathryn Bigelow

Although everyone makes a point of Kathryn Bigelow's gender and height and good looks, what's germane is that even if she were short and had bushy eyebrows like Martin Scorsese, she still would be directing action pictures like no one since Sam Peckin
The Hurt Locker director breaks out
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 10, 2009

Review: The Hurt Locker

Now that the troops are pulling out and the war no longer haunts the headlines, maybe people will want to see a film about Iraq — especially since it's one of the best war movies ever made.
Kathryn Bigelow makes her masterpiece
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 10, 2009