The Informant!

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Journalist Kurt Eichenwald’s novel The Informant concerns the true – and bizarre – story about ADM executive Mark Whitacre’s role as an FBI informant in a price-fixing case.  Reportedly, when director Stephen Soderbergh read the script for the film, he thought it was so absurd that it was hard to imagine it was all true – so he envisioned it as a comedy.  In The Informant!, Whitacre (played amazingly by Matt Damon) approaches the FBI with information that the company where …

The Good German

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Tonight I went with Kurt to see The Good German, the latest film from director Steven Soderbergh. Based on the novel by Joseph Kanon, the film takes place in post-war Berlin, where War Correspondent Capt. Jake Geismer (George Clooney) is back in town to cover the Potsdam Conference. There he becomes embroiled in a tale of murder and cover-ups, involving his former mistress Lena Brandt (Cate Blanchett), his driver Patrick Tully (Tobey Maguire), and a few military officials on the …

Solaris

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Oh my goodness. Where to even begin? Tonight I saw Solaris with Timo in Westwood. The marketing blitz for this film has been ludicrous, yet I still couldn’t figure out what the movie’s about. To make a long story short: George Clooney plays a psychiatrist sent to a space station orbiting Solaris to find out what happened to the crew. There are only two of them left. Seems that these “entities” are manifesting themselves in the form of the strongest …