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Thursday, March 13 2014

Million Dollar Baby: 10th Anniversary Edition

This new 10th anniversary Blu-ray offers a pair of new interesting bonus features that have new perspectives on the film.


Sunday, April 10 2011

Watching The Next Three Days Feels Like It Takes Three Days

An English professor uses the internet to learn how to break his wife out of prison.


Thursday, November 18 2010

'The Next Three Days': A Reality of Our Own Making

John's not Keyser Söze, but John does have a self-certainty and aptitude for rationalization and moral relativism that make him just a little creepy.


Wednesday, September 19 2007

In the Valley of Elah

Paul Haggis' film posits Hank as an old-school man of honor, both punished and revered for his traditional "values."


Thursday, May 5 2005

Crash (2004)

The lesson seems geared toward those viewers who were surprised by the Rodney King video, that is, people who don't regularly deal with cultural collisions.


News

Thursday, May 14 2009

Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis has some advice

Paul Haggis directed and co-wrote "Crash," named best picture at the Academy Awards in 2006, and scripted "Million Dollar Baby," honored as best picture the previous


Thursday, December 25 2008

Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood's Walt Kowalski in "Gran Torino," the


Tuesday, January 1 2008

Iraq War-themed films can't find an audience

What if they made a war movie and nobody came to see it? No biggie. Individual films fail all the time for all kinds of


Wednesday, October 10 2007

A new script for Hollywood war movies

Anti-war demonstrators storm the Pentagon in the movie "Across the Universe." A career soldier protests the Iraq conflict in "In the Valley of Elah." The


Sunday, September 30 2007

Hollywood goes to war: Mainstream movies focus on Iraq, terrorism

Writer Matthew Michael Carnahan makes a living pounding out movie scripts, where flights of fantasy and retreats from reality are the daily stock in trade.


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