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  • January 07, 2011
    By Peter Keough

    One of the best films of last year - and certainly one of the least appreciated - Matt Reeves's Let Me In (a remake of the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In) might one day be seen as a milestone in the horror genre. In a seedy, blue-collar housing development in 1980s New Mexico, a bullied adolescent boy finds an ally in a strange barefoot girl who smells funny.

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  • January 07, 2011
    By Peter Keough

    Those people at the MPAA sure have some funny ideas about what constitutes a dirty movie. They may have changed the rating of Blue Valentine from NC-17 to R, but Todd Haynes's Poison (1991) still bears its "No One Under 17 Admitted" stigma proudly. Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, it's a triptych of stories in different styles: lurid crime drama, campy horror film, Fassbinder-like prison love story.

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  • January 06, 2011
    By Peter Keough

    But first the results of this year's"Where's Whitey?" award for Best Animal Performance of 2010. Despite a late surge from such newcomers as the chicken in "The Social Network" and a

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    1. "The Red Riding Trilogy"

    Three films, three directors, one screenwriter, three decades, five hours, uncounted dead children and venal Yorkshire cops and moldering cellar secrets.

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  • January 05, 2011
    By Peter Keough

    The films today at the Museum of Fine Arts range from Pop Art to the Dutch Masters to Japanese anime. They include Esther Robinson's A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (2009 | 3:30 pm), a documentary about the iconoclastic '60s artist's forgotten collaborator; Hans Pool and Koos de Wilt's documentary Views on Vermeer (2009 |5:30 pm), a profile of artists inspired by the 17th century genius; and Mamoru Hosoda's animated Summer Wars (2009 | 7 pm), in which a nerdy high school girl is all that stands between Tokyo and the nefarious Love Machine.

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  • January 05, 2011
    By Peter Keough

    But first the results of this year's "Where's Whitey?" award for Best Animal Performance of 2010. Despite a late surge from such newcomers as the chicken in "The Social Network" and "the donkey, the llama,and especially the two cats in Jean-Luc Godard's 'Film Socialisme,'" which unfortunately had to be disqualified because it didn't open here yet, the overwhelming winner was "Little Blackie" from the Coen Brothers' "True Grit."

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