'The Program': Stephen Frears cycles round the edges

Jun 29, 2016

'The Program': Stephen Frears cycles round the edges

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From the NFL’s deflated footballs to the bribery allegations besmirching Tokyo’s Olympic bid, it can feel like the entire apparatus of professional sport has become hopelessly corrupt. But are the fans also complicit? In a memorable scene during “The Program,” a zippy account of ...

'The Messenger'

Mar 8, 2013

'The Messenger'

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It’s a scene we’ve seen in so many other movies: Two soldiers, in full dress uniform, arrive on some leafy suburban street and knock on a door. “We regret to inform you ma’am” is usually about how far they get into their message before ...