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Review: Biutiful

A pretentious and maudlin indulgence
Alejandro González Iñárritu's arty tearjerker is kind of like 127 Hours — you know how the film is going to end, and you wish it would just get it over with.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 24, 2011

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Review: Eat Pray Love

Blah, Blah, Blah
This film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir is a superficial globetrot in which pretty people talk about Hard Truths in pretty locations.
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 28, 2010

Sweaty Palmes

The Cannes 2010 jury picks some winners, but some head-scratchers, too
Apichatpong Weerasethakul must have done something right in one or more of his previous incarnations.
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 28, 2010

No Spain, no gain

Woody takes a siesta in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Many are hailing Woody Allen’s new film, claiming it to be a “return to form.” I agree: he’s returned to the earliest form of his career, the monologue.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 14, 2008

Country for gold men

And Blood will out at the Oscars  
All kinds of voting has been taking place lately — for presidential candidates, for union contracts, for Oscar nominees.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 22, 2008

The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll

Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008

Are we grading on a curve?

Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 23, 2008

The Oscars go to Hell

The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2008

Love in the Time of Cholera

Film in the Time of Oprah
Granted, this is hardly the first Hollywood film to feature Latinos practicing ESL in their own land, but with lines like “Her smell is in my noh-streels,” it’s among the dumbest.
By ROB NELSON  |  November 14, 2007

Interview: Josh Brolin

On the brink of fame in No Country for Old Men
Josh Brolin has distinguished himself mostly by appearing in the worst movies of great directors.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2007

Quiet men

The Coens step back in No Country for Old Men  
At heart, the Coen Brothers’ movies are about death — arbitrary, relentless, insidiously clever, with a gallows sense of humor.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2007

War zones

Fall films face terror at home and abroad
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007

Goya's Ghosts

Hauntingly awful
It’s the looming specter of a once-great filmmaking talent rising after an eight-year silence.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 18, 2007

The IberoAmerican Film Festival

Through August 26 at the Boston Public Library
Boston’s IberoAmerican Film Festival, organized by the Boston Public Library in partnership with the regional consulates of each of the 13 countries, continues tonight and runs through August 26 at the BPL.
By ANA RIVAS  |  August 10, 2006

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