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Neil Burger

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Thursday, March 20 2014

'Divergent' Is Not So Different

In this film, as in the others like it, the drapery might seem new and exciting, but the house remains remarkably unchanged.


Tuesday, August 9 2011

Atlas Drugged: 'Limitless' and the Libertarian Fantasy Hero

An amalgam of Ayn Rand philosophy and evolutionary psychology, Limitless endorses the ungenerous, predatory mood ascendant in America.


Friday, March 18 2011

'Limitless': Being Bradley Cooper

Eddie should know better than to take drugs from someone spouting a popular, trailer-ready, and absolutely false notion about brain use.


Sunday, September 28 2008

The Lucky Ones

The wars in the Middle East hang over The Lucky Ones like high cloud cover, coloring each event during the road trip, no matter how banal.


Sunday, January 28 2007

The Illusionist (2006)

This charming film occupies a place somewhere between Merchant Ivory and M. Night Shyamalan.


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