Archive for July 11th, 2005

Lord Of War

Irony is never lost on writer-director Andrew Niccol (Simone, The Truman Show), whose latest black comedy Lord of War takes aim at arms dealers. Niccol’s morality tale about one man’s vested interest in the pain and suffering of others walks a very fine line between entertainment and social relevance, asking us to root for an anti-hero devoid of a conscience. Read the rest of this entry »


It’s rare when cinema and current events collide. The last memorable parallel occurred in 1979, when “The China Syndrome” opened within days of the Three Mile Island accident. Now comes “Kandahar,” a timely film that was shot before the September 11 attack on America, but is just now making its way to theaters. Read the rest of this entry »