Jean Oppenheimer

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  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    The nifty premise of Unknown owes a large debt of gratitude to the twin brain-teasers Memento and The Usual Suspects, but first-time screenwriter Matthew Waynee and music-video/commercial director Simon Brand will need a tad more experience before...

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    We all want to believe that in even the most dangerous or frightening of situations, we would have the courage to stand up for our convictions -- that we would not name names, that we would not betray our friends or our ideals. Thank God most of u...

  • 10 years ago | Film and TV

    Deception, betrayal and revenge. In his film directorial debut, acclaimed playwright/screenwriter/theater director Craig Lucas is done in by his own script, which becomes so excessively icy and cruel that it breaks, rather than solidifies, any bon...

  • 10 years ago | Film and TV

    It's the cover-up, stupid! It doomed Nixon during Watergate, got Clinton impeached, inspired outrage against the Catholic Church and apparently is part of the day-to-day operations at places such as Enron and Tyco. The initial crime is bad enough,...

  • 10 years ago | Film and TV

    Good Night, and Good Luck, a riveting movie that's as entertaining as it is socially and politically important, could not have come at a more propitious time. But more than just the right film at the right moment, George Clooney's sophomore direct...

  • 10 years ago | Film and TV

    One of the strongest -- and sure to be controversial -- films of the year, The War Within goes places that other films wouldn't dare go. Thoughtfully written and nicely acted, it follows an Islamic suicide bomber who comes to New York City with a ...