Magazine October 19, 2009, Issue

The Wrong Man

Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre (Warner Bros.)

Another Steven Soderbergh movie already? It was only last winter that the prolific director was inviting audiences to endure the turgid Che, his two-part, four-hour Che Guevara passion play. The viewing public largely declined the invitation, but Soderbergh was back again five months later, with the low-budget, high-concept The Girlfriend Experience, in which a porn star named Sasha Grey played a high-class Manhattan call girl shuttling from client to client during the financial apocalypse. The result was slick, timely, and inert; once again, filmgoers stayed away in droves.

Now we have The Informant!, an adaptation, with an exclamation point tacked on,

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The Week

In a matter of about three weeks, the Left’s view of Afghanistan has gone from “the good war” to “the next Vietnam.


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The Wuhan Lab Cover-Up

The Wuhan Lab Cover-Up

It's now certain that the U.S. government misled the public about the kind of research that the U.S. taxpayers were indirectly funding in China.