writer: Stephen Gaghan

Syriana

December 9, 2005
I found this film to be very slow moving and tremendously disjointed. It was very difficult to follow the relationships and connections between all the characters. In addition, the point of the story was not clear. It seems that Stephen Gaghan wants to convey that people will do extraordinary [...]

The Alamo

April 9, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Legendary war stories, like the battle of the Alamo, have a certain attraction. "The Alamo" paints a picture of men united by high ideals; and though they know that the odds are against them, they are willing to lay down their lives for the sake of the common cause of liberty. The viewer should [...]

Abandon

October 18, 2002
Only the PG-13 rating and the star names will attract interest. Although it initially portrays some of the pressures college students face as they approach graduation, the film also typifies the Hollywood image of college. Dorm parties feature alcohol and drug use in excess, and promiscuous sex is [...]

Traffic

December 27, 2000
It’s brilliant! Engrossing from start to finish, with exceptional performances, “Traffic” is exceptional filmmaking with something important to say. Most viewers will leave the theater knowing more about this insidious multi-billion dollar industry than when they walked in. In a way, [...]

Rules Of Engagement

April 7, 2000
Extremely well made and thought provoking, “Rules of Engagement” examines both military and media behavior under the stress of combat. The film also reveals how politicians control military actions and how many in places of political power are willing to sacrifice a devoted man for the sake of [...]

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