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9/11

The titular character in The Mauritanian is a man named Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahir Rahim), who was arrested in the chaos after 9/11 as a terrorist, and tossed into the United States' infamous offshor…
In the late 1990s, the U.S. government was carefully watching the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. The series of events started stacking up, from the 1998 bombings of U.S. Embassys in Ke…
The Devil's Double is one of those films that is very very difficult to watch (think The Last King of Scotland), knowing it is based on true, horrible events. Part of you feels like you should be a wi…
Director Kathryn Bigelow's tale of an Iraq war bomb squad is a lesson in film editing for maximum impact. The Hurt Locker has the urgency of news footage (which isn't surprisingly as the screenplay wa…
For such an immensely popular and acclaimed book, it was surprising that the film adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner crept into theaters with a whimper, then slunk away to a non-flashy DV…
At first thought, I was expecting a totally tasteless disaster movie based on Flight 93 that was hijacked on 9/11/2001 and crashed (or shot down?) in a Pennsylvania field. Unless you were living in t…
Two very pretty young people meet cute on a gorgeous beach in a charming beach town in the Carolinas. Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) has flaxen hair and huge eyes and occasionally belts out ABBA tunes... …
StoryCorps is an interview project that aims to record and preserve the stories of all types of Americans, from all sorts of backgrounds. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40…
Angelina Jolie is (or can be) a very good actress. Angelina Jolie does a lot of great things with her celebrity. Alas, Angelina Jolie is also extremely overexposed in the media, to the point that, whe…