Neil Burger

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Review: Limitless

Neil Burger ( The Illusionist , The Lucky Ones ) hasn't previously displayed much of a personal style, but here he opens with street-level power-of-ten shots, his camera zooming forward, through people and vehicles alike.
Making up for lost time
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 25, 2011

The Lucky Ones

A roller-coaster ride toward spurious patriotism; a road trip transporting unlucky viewers from hoo-rah to ho-hum.
A contrived film about the war in Iraq
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 24, 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

The Illusionist

What is it about magicians that they’re able to conjure the most stunningly attractive women, only to have them disappear? Watch the trailer for The Illusionist   (Quicktime)
A not so magical story
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 20, 2007