Wednesday, April 29 2009
By the time the focus tightens onto Armstrong's jail time, the movie turns righteous and, it must be said, a little tedious.
Sunday, December 21 2008
Rod Lurie's Nothing But the Truth looks at the compromises and complications that shape the "truth" in legal systems, media collusions, and politics in DC.
Wednesday, April 23 2008
An interesting tale about the intent of lying and the strengths of good old-fashioned work.
Friday, August 24 2007
"I would love to play a rock star," he said. "If somebody said it was time to make The Iggy Pop Story, I'd be there."
Maybe Erik just is so dim that he doesn't understand what's at stake in his storytelling, the way it reflects and repeats a history of storytelling.
Sunday, January 1 1995
What makes 'The Last Castle' worth talking about is something the filmmakers could never have foreseen: the alarming timeliness of its release.
Deterrence, Rod Lurie's directorial debut, two years in the works, repeats the many overworked cliches of the nuclear paranoia pics of the early '80s, but comes nowhere near the achievement of kiddie classics like War Games, Fail Safe, The Longest Day, or even the melodramatic made-for-TV event, The Day After.