Movie Review: KILL THE MESSENGER

KILL THE MESSENGER movie poster | ©2014 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Berry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia Writer: Peter Landesman, based on the books DARK ALLIANCE by Gary Webb and KILL THE MESSENGER by Nick Schou Director: Michael Cuesta Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: October 10, 2014 At this relatively late date of 2014, most people accept as a matter of historical record that the CIA was involved in some shady doings in Nicaragua during the 1980s, continuing into the following decade. However, in 1996, not only was this […]Read On »

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TV Review: HOMELAND – Season 2 – “The Smile” – Season Premiere

Claire Danes and Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 2 | ©2012 Showtime/Nadav Kander

Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Jackson Pace, Morgan Saylor Writers: Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, developed for American television by Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, based on the series HATUFIM created by Gideon Raff Director: Michael Cuesta Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: September 30, 2012 HOMELAND enters its second season with the high-class problem of having to live up the shadow cast by all the Emmy statuettes it picked up a week earlier for Best Drama, Best Actress in a Drama, Best Actor in a Drama, etc. Fortunately and unsurprisingly, Season […]Read On »

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TV Review: HOMELAND – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 1 | ©2011 Showtime/Ronen Akerman

Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin Writers: Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, developed for American television by Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, based on the series HATUFIM created by Gideon Raff Director: Michael Cuesta Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: October 2, 2011 Based on what can be determined from its pilot episode, Showtime’s new series HOMELAND is exactly the sort of paranoid, tense, twisty serialized thriller that threatened to vanish for good when 24 went off the air. Good news – Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, both 24 veterans, are at the helm here, […]Read On »

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