Peter Keough

Film Commentary: You Know It When You See It — Desire and “Blue is the Warmest Color”

December 22, 2013
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Without its many steamy lesbian sex interludes tarting up what could otherwise be classified as a routine narrative, would “Blue is the Warmest Color” have garnered so many rave reviews and prizes?

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Book Review: In Pitigrilli’s Intoxicating “Cocaine,” Love is the Drug

October 10, 2013
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Cocaine’s bleak and brilliant satire, lush and intoxicating prose, and sadistic playfulness remain as fresh and caustic as they were nine decades ago.

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Book Review: “Film After Film” — The Shadow History of Our Times as Seen on the Big Screen

June 4, 2013
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It may be only a movie, but in his book “Film after Film,” former Village Voice writer J. Hoberman proves he isn’t just a movie critic.

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Book Review: The Fine-Spun Harmonic Furies of William Gass’s “Middle C”

May 12, 2013
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Despite “Middle C”’s relative cheeriness, the novel passes a tough sentence on the human race, so uncompromising that its protagonist has a hard time writing it down.

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