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Jay Roach

Features

Tuesday, May 4 2010

2010 Summer Movie Preview - July

In July, Christopher Nolan unleashes his eagerly awaited new film Inception, M. Night Shyamalan returns with The Last Airbender and Adrien Brody stars in a Predator remake.


Reviews

Thursday, January 10 2013

Julianne Moore Gets Sarah Palin's Seductively Innocent Look Down Perfectly in 'Game Change'

This apolitical movie takes the "Frankenstein" allegory to make us wonder if Sarah Palin, played perfectly by Julianne Moore, was a victim of an irresponsible political plan.


Sunday, November 4 2012

'The Campaign' Gone Awry

The Campaign gets off to a solid start, but can't avoid the pratfalls of the trail.


Friday, August 10 2012

'The Campaign': Politics in Extremis

Cam's belligerent certainty makes him an ideal sort of candidate in The Campaign: no matter what happens, he can spin it, express his outrage, deny responsibility, blame someone else.


Friday, March 9 2012

'Game Change': TV Eats Itself

This is the story Game Change tells, the story of the news cycle. Sarah Palin is the occasion for this story, but she's mostly incidental.


Wednesday, January 12 2011

'Dinner for Schmucks': A Film for Schmucks?

With its message never defined, Dinner for Schmucks leaves you wondering whether the real idiots were in front of the camera, behind it, or laughing complacently at home.


Blogs

Friday, August 10 2012

'The Campaign': More Satire, Less Scatology

Like most things with politicians, (The Campaign's) promises go unrealized and unfulfilled.


Friday, July 30 2010

A Dinner Game for Idiots, Schmucks, and Hollywood Remakes

The premise promises things that the French just aren't ready to address. While not always successful in doing so, at least the US remake takes chances.


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