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'Secrecy' Investigates Executive Power and the Need-to-Knownew

Even as Secrecy's former operatives acknowledge the massive intelligence failures leading to 9/11, they're ready to make the case for the increased need for government subterfuge in the War on Terror: what secrecy begets, only secrecy will solve, and every time the gloves come off, the blinders will go on.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Max Goldberg  |  10-23-2008  |  Reviews

'Body of Lies' Provides Espionage Thrills Without Digging Too Deep

It's a story that often seems poised to tell us more about why the War on Terror has turned into such a quagmire, then retreats to the relative safety of explosions and shouting matches.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  10-07-2008  |  Reviews

'Body of Lies' is a Cynical Cinematic Kamikaze

Based on David Ignatius's novel, Body of Lies trudges through on the strength of Leonardo DiCaprio's habitually hardy performance, but you can't help being let down by the rest of the ridiculously bombastic movie.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  10-06-2008  |  Reviews

'Harold and Kumar' Star John Cho on the Stoned Sequelnew

Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay's politics are as muddled as the baked-out minds that will appreciate it best. But the very existence of a new lowbrow comedy focusing on the U.S. government's racist persecution of innocent people should give the Republicans more fright than Obamamania.
Montreal Mirror  |  Malcolm Fraser  |  04-25-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Spurlock Doctrinenew

As comedy, sure! As journalism, not so much.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Jonathan Kiefer  |  04-16-2008  |  Reviews

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