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Review: Indelible Lalita

Over time, the vicissitudes of the human body can wreak havoc with one's sense of identity.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2013


Oscar predictions: Django and Zero fade as Lincoln landslide looms

Had you asked a couple of weeks ago, I would have given Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty good odds at raining on Steven Spielberg's Lincoln parade. But reality has since intruded.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 02, 2013


Enhanced interrogation: CIA research in Zero Dark Thirty

NEW YORK — After surviving right-wing Senate investigations into possible access to classified CIA material while it was in production, Zero Dark Thirty , now in the theaters, faces charges from left-wing critics of being in favor of torture, not to mention accusations of inaccuracy from Democratic senators Barbara Feinstein and Carl Levin and Republican senator John McCain.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 07, 2013


Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Dark passage
Densely detailed, superbly shot and acted, illuminating and thrilling, it is the best film of 2012.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 09, 2013


Review: Jack Reacher

"Who is Jack Reacher?"
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 27, 2012


Review: Promised Land

In the tradition of Arbitrage and Thank You for Smoking , where the people who contribute to making life miserable are seen as just regular guys, Gus Van Sant, along with screenwriters Matt Damon and John Krasinski, collaborate in this ambiguous homily about the energy crisis and environmental pollution.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 27, 2012


In 2013, Hollywood parties like it’s 1979

A trip to the movies next year might make you think you've entered a time warp.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 27, 2012


Review: Rust And Bone

One image from Jacques Audiard's overwrought melodrama suggests what a shimmering, mysterious movie it might have been.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2012


Cutting edge: The 10 best movies of 2012

Torture, vengeance, guilt, despair, mental decline, a rough night out — so why do I feel so exhilarated about the 10 best movies of 2012?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 19, 2012


The Hobbit: Ringing it dry?

Are 13 dwarves too many? Is one book not enough?
These were questions raised at the press conference for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 10, 2012


Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Short subject
Some things were meant to be shorter, like Hobbits, and The Hobbit.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 13, 2012


Interview: History lesson with Ken Burns

Many recall the "wilding" incident in 1989, in which five non-white teenagers were convicted of raping and nearly killing a woman jogging in Central Park.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 14, 2012


Review: Deadfall

To his credit, director Stefan Ruzowitzky seems to be attempting a critique of patriarchy, since all the men are assholes and the women are victims.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 06, 2012


Id stuff: Jan Švankmajer, Conspirators of Pleasure

Film Special
Id meets kid in Czech animator Jan Švankmajer's playfully deranged visions.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 03, 2012


As more big movies come to Boston, an indie-film industry grows around them

B Line to Hollywood?
It's May, and about a mile north of the Boston College stop on the B line, in a three-decker on Turner Street in Brighton, a scene from director Jared Vincenti's film Day of Youth is about to be shot.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  December 03, 2012


This is not a prison: Jafar Panahi's This Is Not a Film

Incarceration inspires Jafar Panahi.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 26, 2012


Jafar Panahi: This Is Not a Retrospective

Circle games
After being confined to his Tehran apartment and banned from his profession in 2010, director Jafar Panahi has become known more as a victim of Iranian human-rights abuse than as a great filmmaker.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 26, 2012


Review: A Royal Affair

Chances are a movie about 18th-century Danish history might not be a grabber. But this one could have been, had director Nikolaj Arcel cut the length by about 15 minutes, injected some zest into the narrative, and perhaps done some recasting.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 23, 2012


Review: Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Photographer Gregory Crewdson makes pictures that do everything a movie does except move.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 12, 2012


Review: Silver Linings Playbook

Russell rewrites the Playbook
According to some movies, being mentally ill is a great way to find love. Recent examples range from the rom-com Kind of a Funny Story to the rom-thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. They may trivialize the subject, but who wants to watch two hours of someone paralyzed by psychic agony?
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2012
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