The Informant!

The Best 30 Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.

Part One: September | 7 Sep 2009 // 5:00 PM

Our spread starts off with a collection of cast-offs, creative risks, and the contractually obligated releases. While there may be a substantial helping of something entertaining during this hefty four-week first course, don't be put off by such a portion size. To paraphrase an old saying, too many mediocre movies can definitely spoil the season-ing.


The Informant! | 3 Mar 2010 // 4:00 PM

Whitacre's work with the FBI eventually reveals unstable psychology beneath his earnest goofiness; the movie feels controlled yet scrambled because Whitacre does, too.

The Informant! | 17 Sep 2009 // 11:35 PM

The Informant! recalls the excuses made by numerous underlings of authoritarian institutions over the course of the past century who have justified their exploitative practices by claiming they were just following orders.


Multi-layered 'The Informant!' tops newest lineup of Blu-ray releases | 23 Feb 2010 // 2:52 AM

A fascinating white-collar expose, "The Informant!" (Warner Brothers, 2009, $35.99), leads to the latest list of titles arriving on Blu-ray this week. "The Informant!" stars Matt Damon

FBI agent's story comes to the big screen in 'The Informant!' | 17 Sep 2009 // 10:00 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There's reality. And then there's Hollywood reality. The difference was only too clear to FBI Special Agent Bob Herndon as he settled

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