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More MPAA: a "PG-13" for "Miral"

More MPAA: a "PG-13" for "Miral"


I suppose this is good news, but after reading this item about how the Weinstein Brothers managed to get the MPAA to change the rating...
By Peter Keough  |  March 10, 2011
Movies "R" not us

Movies "R" not us


 When the MPAA relented a while back and changed its absurd NC-17 rating for "Blue Valentine" to an R, it looked like the insidious studio...
By Peter Keough  |  March 09, 2011
83rd Oscar post mortem

83rd Oscar post mortem


 The opening Best Picture montage bit in the 83rd Oscars Broadcast, satirically visiting each Best Picture nominee within an "Inception" framework, almost had me thinking...
By Peter Keough  |  February 28, 2011
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Speech impediments?

Given the change in political attitudes after the election of Barack Obama, a reactionary backlash following last year's progressive Oscars - in which Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win Best Director - might be no surprise. But who knew the A
Tom Hooper's film looks like an Oscar winner
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 25, 2011
"The King's Speech" reigns; "Marwencol" rules

"The King's Speech" reigns; "Marwencol" rules


The surprise Director's Guild Award for Tom Hooper and the awards from the Screen Actors Guild  --  Best Actor for Colin Firth and Best Ensemble...
By Peter Keough  |  January 31, 2011
Nominal success

Nominal success


 This year I feel less embarrassed than I normally do after the Oscar nominations announcements, getting fewer prognostications wrong - four - than my usual...
By Peter Keough  |  January 25, 2011


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Oscar nominee predictions 2011: Social anxiety

Last year's Oscar program had a celebratory feeling about it that's not always associated with the most watched ceremony in the world.
Oscar looks back, turns inward
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 21, 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
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Review: The King's Speech

Given that England's George III ran around pissing blue from porphyry, his great-great-great grandson, George VI, got off pretty easy with just a stutter.
Royal flush
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 17, 2010