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  • February 09, 2011
    By Peter Keough

    A couple of weeks ago I again had the privilege of serving as one of the judges of the Redstone Contest, the annual short film competition for BU film students, and once again I came away impressed and encouraged by the talent, passion, and originality demonstrated by the participants. You can see what I'm talking about by attending a showcase of the best of the selections (including the winners, which will be announced at the show) that will take place tonight at 7 p.

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  • January 13, 2011
    By Peter Keough

    So it's time to close the books on 2010 and, like Johnny Hallyday in this still from Johnnie To's "Vengeance" (number 9 in A.S. Hamrah's Ten Best list), and raise a toast to "Another Year" (Number 1 in A.S. Hamrah's Ten Best list). Brett Michel also offers his thoughts and judgments on the past year in film.

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  • December 28, 2010
    By Peter Keough

    I'm pleased to report that this has been a good year for roles for women, and the Academy will have its hands full trying to narrow the field down to only five nominees for Best Actress and Supporting Actress. That's progress: hurray for Hollywood!

    On the other hand, it wasn't such a good year for animals. In fact, there were so few noteworthy roles for animals in this year's releases that in choosing the competition for the "Where's Whitey?" Award for Best Animal Performance I've had to resort to nominating performances in films I haven't seen, and even in one case a performance by an entrée.

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