Fairly entertaining, but nothing to write home about, this espionage-centered actioner tries to capture the paranoid cool of 1970s thrillers like The Parallax View, Three Days of the Condor, and The Day of the Jackal. It succeeds, to a certain extent, but it doesn't have a compelling enough political context to drive the point home. We all know there's plenty of shady people… read more!
Movies Directed by Doug Liman (in alphabetical order)
Boy, I wish this movie had a better name. Its working title, All You Need Is Kill – like the Japanese novel on which it's based – is no better, but Edge of Tomorrow sounds like a soap opera. It's hard to say whether this bland title deterred audience interest in the film, or if people are just kind of… read more!
Intriguing dramatization of the so-called "Valerie Plame Affair", in which covert CIA operative Plame (Naomi Watts) was publicly outed by enemies in the George W. Bush Administration after her husband, ex-diplomat Joe Wilson (Sean Penn), wrote an article declaring that his government-sponsored trip to Niger turned up no evidence of any sales of uranium to Iraq - even though the… read more!