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The Forgotten Oscars 2012: A Celebration of Unsung Sci-Fi, Horror, and Action Films

It's time to celebrate the Forgotten Oscars, where zombies sing, wood chippers cut body parts instead of lumber, and video cameras can kill.
Wherein we roll up our sleeves, get angry, and give The Academy a swift punch in the nuts
By MICHAEL NEEL  |  February 24, 2012
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Oscar-Baitin'

A Special Kid Overcomes Prejudice and Virginity!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  February 24, 2012
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Will Harvey have his way with the Oscars again?

Like Mitt Romney, the inevitable but unlovable Republican presidential nominee, The Artist looks like a sure bet for most of the top Oscars, which will be presented on February 26.
Beyond Help
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 24, 2012
Oscar nomination post mortem

Oscar nomination post mortem


 With the announcement of the Oscar  nominations this morning, the Academy once again has unleashed a stinging slap to my pretensions to prognostication. In short,...
By Peter Keough  |  January 24, 2012
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The Oscars look back in languor in 2011

This year, perhaps in hopes of diverting audiences with a different format, the Motion Picture Academy has again changed the number of Best Picture nominees.
Golden oldies
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 20, 2012
"Pina" on Best Foreign Language Film shortlist; here's Wim

"Pina" on Best Foreign Language Film shortlist; here's Wim


 The Academy just announced its short list of nine candidates for Best Foreign Language Film Oscars. They are: Belgium, "Bullhead," Michael R. Roskam, director; Canada,...
By Peter Keough  |  January 18, 2012


See this film: [Talk Cinema] Declaration of War @ the Coolidge


Every year, it's the same: they announce the five "Best Foreign Language Film" Academy Award nominees and you haven't heard of any of them, let...
By Peter Keough  |  January 14, 2012

National Society of Film Critics: the winners


The National Society of Film Critics, of which I am a member, had a choice between "Life" and death today, and they chose death. That...
By Peter Keough  |  January 07, 2012
The 2011 "Where's Whitey?" award for Best Animal Actor: the winner

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


After an informal poll of my fellow Boston Society of Film Critics members, the winner of the 2011 "Where's Whitey? Award for Best Animal Actor"...
By Peter Keough  |  January 03, 2012
2011 Top tens, bottom fives, part 2

2011 Top tens, bottom fives, part 2


  Here "The Artist" impressively scores number one on three more lists. I feel so bad that's it's not my favorite movie. More divisive are "J....
By Peter Keough  |  January 02, 2012
Cheeta receives posthumous "Where's Whitey?" lifetime achievement award

Cheeta receives posthumous "Where's Whitey?" lifetime achievement award


 It's a sad fact that we often do not recognize someone's greatness or the significance of their contributions until they pass away. Such is the...
By Peter Keough  |  December 28, 2011


Top Tens, Bottom Fives, Part One

Top Tens, Bottom Fives, Part One


Once again my colleagues here have been kind enough to share their picks.More to follow. Gerald Peary Ten Best in Order: 1.    A Dangerous Method...
By Peter Keough  |  December 23, 2011
BSFC complete list of winners

BSFC complete list of winners


 So, to wrap up the 2011 Boston Society of Film Critics awards:BEST PICTURE: "The Artist"BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE: "Incendies"BEST ANIMATED FILM: "Rango"BEST DOCUMENTARY: "Project Nim"BEST...
By Peter Keough  |  December 11, 2011
Difficult women; Oscar gold

Difficult women; Oscar gold


 I just came from a screening of  David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," in which Keira Knightley as Sabina Spielrein kicks and screams and laughs hysterically...
By Peter Keough  |  December 01, 2011

New York Film Critics Circle are first off the block


Is the NYFCC indulging in crass self-promotion by rushing to be the first critics society to present its 2011 awards. Are they, as some people...
By Peter Keough  |  November 29, 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