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"The Tillman Story," demystifying an American hero.

Reviewed at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival. "Everybody who speaks about the Tillman family says, 'I don't want to speak for them,'" said Amir Bar-Lev, who admitted he was developing a habit of saying the same thing during what was his eighth festival Q & A for "The Tillman Story," his doc about the lies and deception that befell the family of NFL star-turned-fallen soldier Pat Tillman after he was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. Strange words from someone...

Cannes Review: "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"

Reviewed at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Woody Allen has preempted criticism of his latest breezy exercise in romantic neurosis by opening and closing his film by evoking Shakespeare's famous line: "It is a tale full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." While that claim may be facetious - Allen returns here to familiar territory that is potentially meaty, concerning fate, sex, love, death and consequences - "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" is a light, forgettable...

Cannes Review: "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"

Reviewed at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. For at least its first half, Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" - the sequel to his 1987 original - may be the cinema's best dramatization of the 2008 financial meltdown. With its rapidly cut split-screens and downward spiraling electronic numbers reflecting on the panicked face of its protagonist Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf), the film captures the fast, frenzied terror of computer-driven economic freefall like nothing else on...