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Interview with Bar-Lev, part 3

Interview with Bar-Lev, part 3

PREVIOUSLY: Part I | Part II PK: So did you have particular filmmakers that inspired you to want to make movies? ABL: Yeah, I had...
By Peter Keough  |  September 06, 2010

Holy Everglades, Batman!

What a shock to see the discovery of an alligator at Sissons Pond in Portsmouth! Based on the photographs, Phillipe and Jorge reckon it has to be the largest reptile ever seen in the Biggest Little outside of the State House.
A 'gator in the biggest little; angry Americans are still angry; a few great women
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 03, 2010

Review: The Tillman Story

An extraordinary convergence occurs about halfway through Amir Bar-Lev's infuriating, heartbreaking account of the life, death, and afterlife of NFL star turned problematic war hero Pat Tillman.
The fraud of war: a hero of our time
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 03, 2010
Interview with Amir Bar-Lev, part 2

Interview with Amir Bar-Lev, part 2

 In which Pvt. Tillman Meets Pvt. Lynch and Bar-Lev sees religion in everything. (Read Part I of my interview here.) PK: Also, military service was...
By Peter Keough  |  September 01, 2010
Interview with Amir Bar-Lev, director of "The Tillman Story"

Interview with Amir Bar-Lev, director of "The Tillman Story"

 Now that the Iraq War is over we can focus more of our anxiety, outrage, and depression on another flummoxed and bloody miscue, the war...
By Peter Keough  |  August 31, 2010

Grilling sessions

P+J have just finished watching the second day of the televised Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
The senator is a supreme putz; General discontent; in praise of Byrd
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 02, 2010


Rocky Mountain low

Ever since Steven Soderbergh put what was a grade-Z resort town on the film-business map with sex, lies, and videotape in 1989, the Indies and foreigners essentially hijacked the Oscars.
A little frayed, the Sundance brand endures
By HARLAN JACOBSON  |  February 12, 2010
mastamindz list

Passion players

"If music is your passion, then promote it. Get people to your shows. I honestly think people don't push themselves enough."
Rap-rock vets Mastamindz stay the course
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 29, 2009

We could be heroes . . .

With all due respect to David Bowie's lyrics — and certainly to all the men and women in the military at all levels — the concept of "hero" as it pertains to the media's use of the term has sadly become overblown.
Superlative sobriquet overused as blanket term for all military members
By PHILLIPPE AND JORGE  |  February 11, 2009

Men for all seasons

It looks like the Urinal may not have spell-check or editors anymore, judging from the scant review it appears recent headlines and copy have been given by those writing letters to the editor.
Op-ed gems discovered in the incredible shrinking Other Paper
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 03, 2008

The problem with heroes

Even the hardest-hearted news consumer had to wince this past week when the private autopsy results of Paul Cahill and Warren Payne were leaked to some of the press.

Lessons from the build-them-up, tear-them-down Boston firefighter backlash

By ADAM REILLY  |  October 10, 2007


Return of the Bud-I

We guarantee that you will be entertained.
Cherry Arnold’s Buddy hits the big screens
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 25, 2007

Why are some lives more important than others?

Friendly-fire deaths represent just one percent of US military casualties in Iraq, according to figures provided by our government.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 11, 2007

Iraqis don’t count!

Thanks to the Pat Tillman charade, we know we can trust our military to deliver the hard, honest facts about deaths in combat.
US media gives short shrift to the war's death toll
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 28, 2007

Trouble at the top

The back of our limo has one of those yellow ribbon decals that say “Support Our Troops” — just above the “Impeach Bush” sticker.
The Walter Reed fiasco is a national disgrace
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 14, 2007