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Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.


Thursday, February 25 2010

The Ghost Writer

As the ghostwriter makes his evaluation at the start of The Ghostwriter, you realize, unhappily, that this is the movie over-explaining itself.


Friday, July 30 2010

Apparently, Polanski's Problems Aren't Just Off Screen: The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer limps along when it should really crackle, stumbling over aspects of its story that a bit of better plotting would probably remedy.

Friday, March 5 2010

'Ghost' is Minor Polanski at Best

Abandon hope all ye who enter here for you will not be seeing an unheralded masterpiece by one of film's final auteurs. While his name

Friday, March 5 2010

'Ghost Writer': The Futility of Good Intentions

I'd heard an old LA story, about a vice squad officer on duty in Chinatown. He'd told his partner that the best thing to do

Thursday, March 4 2010

Roman Polanski's 'Ghost Writer': Two Viewpoints

As it slowly rolls out across the nation, PopMatters' film blog, Short Ends and Leader, has two competing reviews of Roman Polanski's latest, The Ghost


Thursday, April 8 2010

By choosing diverse film personas, Pierce Brosnan is moving far beyond James Bond

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Pierce Brosnan was sitting on the patio of a Beverly Hills restaurant sipping a beer recently week when he was assailed by

Thursday, March 25 2010

Separating fact from fiction in Iraq war films

Familiarity is not necessarily the friend of the Iraq moviegoer. As the Los Angeles Times' foreign editor from 2002-08, I visited Baghdad before and after

Wednesday, March 10 2010

'Ghost Writer's' Pierce Brosnan tells his story

NEW YORK — Pierce Brosnan is one of those actors who needs no introduction, having played James Bond in four films, and thus having one of

Friday, February 26 2010

'Ghost Writer's' real-life parallels haunt the movie and director Roman Polanski

LOS ANGELES — As Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor describe it, there was no need for the cast of Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" to have

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