Ed Burns

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Criminal intent

Ed Burns — former Baltimore homicide detective, Vietnam vet, and long-time writing partner with David Simon, both on the The Wire  and on Generation Kill , spoke with the Phoenix about the new series.
Ed Burns on writing Iraq
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 07, 2008

The wages of war

The Iraq War poses a strange problem for the American public.
The creators of The Wire take on Iraq in Generation Kill
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 07, 2008

One Missed Call

cheap silliness involves a cellphone exorcism, Margaret Cho playing it straight as a nay-saying detective, and a ghoul who haunts a burnt-out psych ward.
Cheap and flimsy
By TOM MEEK  |  January 09, 2008

Media matters

No matter which side you’re on, you’re wading in a very strong, unpredictable, and treacherous current.
The Wire’s final season
By DAVID BIANCULLI  |  December 31, 2007

Primary concerns

The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007

The Groomsmen

Ten years after wowing audiences at Sundance with The Brothers McMullen , Ed Burns hasn’t changed a lick as a filmmaker. Watch the trailer for The Groomsmen  (Quicktime)
Gets good results
By TOM MEEK  |  August 09, 2006