Fernando Meirelles

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The Fernando Meirelles–directed film is, of necessity, less literary and philosophical.  
An old-fashioned disaster-movie yarn
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 01, 2008

Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008

Cidade dos Homens|City of Men

Beneath the gunfire, Morelli captures the horror of drugs, poverty, and doomed lives, in particular the intergenerational turmoil of fathers and sons.
A chilling gangland epic
By TOM MEEK  |  February 27, 2008

Bloodless diamonds

If the Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle Blood Diamond gets remembered for anything, it would be for the attention it’s drawn to the injustice that has risen alongside globalization in Africa.
Non-violence and rationality reign in the MFA’s ‘African Cinema’
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 14, 2007

Hollywood gives Bush the finger

Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006

Hollywood gives Bush the finger - side

Our film editor's predictions
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 25, 2006

New to DVD for the week of January 13, 2006

The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
Capsule Reviews of The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
By  |  January 18, 2006