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Eric Holder
U.S. Dept. of Justice

America’s A.G. Puts In an Order to HBO

Looks like Attorney General Eric Holder is a big fan of HBO’s “The Wire”—so much so, in fact, that he has strongly suggested that the crime drama’s writers work on another season of the retired series or perhaps a made-for-cable movie.

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 READ MORE



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‘The Adjustment Bureau’: Fate Accompli

Free will is not a subject that comes up a lot in the movies—not, certainly, as the main topic of dramatic conversation. On the other hand, however, it could be argued that it is the hidden subject of almost every film.

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 READ MORE


Mumbai
The New York Times

Mumbai Movies: Too Soon?

The death and destruction from last month’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai are still fresh in the minds of many, but filmmakers in India nevertheless are rushing to retell the events cinematically, with over 20 Mumbai-themed movies already awaiting approval.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008 READ MORE


Betancourt Rescue
news.bbc.co.uk

The Real Operation to ‘Rescue’ Ingrid Betancourt

The July 2nd rescue of French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt and U.S. mercenaries employed by the Northrop Grumman Corp. was heralded as a dramatic victory over the anti-imperial FARC guerrilla forces in Colombia. The real story may be significantly less daring. The mainstream media’s heroic rescue narrative is being contradicted by claims that a $20-million ransom payment was made.

Posted on Jul 9, 2008 READ MORE


Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Seagull’ Soars

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” seems, at first, to be merely a skillful and familiar rendition of a masterpiece. But like many great works of art, the power of this production is cumulative.

Posted on Sep 18, 2007 READ MORE


Martin Sheen looks into the audience with John Wells, 'The West Wing' executive producer, in the background during the NBC 2006 Winter Press Tour
Rene Macura / AP

NBC Cancels ‘The West Wing’

Jed Bartlett’s presidency often felt like the one we wished we had in the real Oval Office. | story
But the truth is that we stopped watching when creator/writer Aaron Sorkin quit after season four.

Posted on Jan 23, 2006 READ MORE


Allen’s Auteur Dilemma

In “Match Point,” Woody Allen abandons his quirky cosmos for beauty and treachery. Sheerly Avni explores why greatness continues to elude the self-effacing filmmaker.

Posted on Jan 8, 2006 READ MORE


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