The Ghost Writer

The Best Films of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

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.


The Ghost Writer | 25 Feb 2010 // 11:17 PM

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


Apparently, Polanski's Problems Aren't Just Off Screen: The Ghost Writer | 30 Jul 2010 // 9:00 AM

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.

'Ghost' is Minor Polanski at Best | 5 Mar 2010 // 8:05 AM

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


By choosing diverse film personas, Pierce Brosnan is moving far beyond James Bond | 8 Apr 2010 // 2:22 AM

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

Separating fact from fiction in Iraq war films | 25 Mar 2010 // 10:55 AM

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

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How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir

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"Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.

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