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MetromixThe deeply satisfying espionage thriller "Breach" explores how a Bible-thumping, power-hungry neoconservative could be just as dangerous to U.S. national security as a foreign terrorist. Never heavy-handed with a message, this critique of covert crimes...
Tags: Movies, Thriller (genre), Entertainment, Ryan Phillippe, FBI
Tribune arts critic2 stars (out of four) "Flightplan" is a thriller of passive virtues, the steely intensity of Jodie Foster notwithstanding. It's not too violent. It's not assaultive. Even James Horner's music plays it cool. Everything from the icy blue palette of the...
Times Staff WriterJust because you're paranoid, doesn't mean everyone isn't out to get you, as Jodie Foster learns the hard way in the boilerplate, if histrionically entertaining, airline thriller "Flightplan." An amped-up psychological thriller in a tube, "Flightplan"...
Tags: Death, Movies, James Horner, Peter Sarsgaard, Thriller (genre)
Tribune staff reporter3½ stars (out of four) Whether directing apes, aliens, monkeys or the dead, Tim Burton can't stay away from two intertwining themes: the clash of worlds and the allure of any reality that isn't this one. "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride"--his first animated...
Chicago Tribune Movie Writer3 stars (out of 4) Disgraced New Republic reporter Stephen Glass is the latest in a recent line of marginal figures (Larry Flynt, Ed Wood, Bob Crane) to have movies made about them. Except "Shattered Glass" isn't really about Glass. He's at the movie'...
NewsdayAnyone who still doubts the potential of digital video to enhance the effectiveness of a dramatic film should take a look at "someBody." Henry Barrial's debut feature cannily exploits the cinema verite aspects of the technology as he follows one woman's...
Tags: Death, Movies, Entertainment, Michael Allen, Woody Allen
Just because a movie was inspired by real life and has good intentions doesn't mean it can't wind up as phony as a three-dollar bill. "Hart's War" is a courtroom thriller, set in a World War II POW camp, that begins as if it were destined for greatness...
Tags: Movies, Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, William Holden, Colin Farrell
Tribune Staff ReportersNow that the summer of sequels finally has ended, Hollywood has a message for adults: It's safe to get back in the theaters again. The fall always looks great from a Labor Day perspective as the studios and indie distributors prepare to unveil their...
Sun Staff"I guarantee it." These words may never go down with "Four score and seven years ago," "War is hell" or "Read my lips," but, remembered in proper context, they, too, will not perish from the face of the earth. Yes, long after the particulars of the...
Tags: Super Bowl, Kansas City Chiefs, Football, Raymond Berry, Theater
Times Staff WriterWe take you now to the weekly staff meeting at the New Republic, a major player in American political journalism, a publication that likes to think of itself as "the in-flight magazine of Air Force One." Associate editor and resident wunderkind Stephen...
Tags: Movies, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Journalism, Michael Kelly
Tribune Movie Critic2-1/2 stars (out of 4) "Suspect Zero" is a post-modern serial killer thriller. And it's so drenched in deviant style and cinematic trickery that its peculiar story--a psychological mystery where a killer wreaking mysterious havoc is apparently pursued by...
Tags: Murder, Movies, Dana Andrews, FBI, Carrie-Anne Moss
Times Staff WriterIt's 4 a.m. on a rainy night at the All-American Diner, on a deserted road outside Gallup, N.M. A bald, paunchy, amiable-looking restaurant-supplies salesman (Kevin Chamberlin) is seated by a window, having a cup of coffee and reading a fishing magazine....
Tags: Aaron Eckhart, Movies, Death, Entertainment, Carrie-Anne Moss
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