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The Heart of the Matter in Beirut

There’s a great scene in Brad Anderson’s latest film, Beirut, where a former party-diplomat turned washed-up labor contract negotiator Mason Skiles (a frazzled-yet-still-dapper-perfect Jon Hamm) settles into his Beirut highrise hotel after returning to the city for the first time in a decade and after finding it a hostile, gunshots-outside-of-the-airport-and-checkpoint-riddled mess, pours himself a drink and walks to the window to take in the bitter, shattered view of a stooping, bombed-out skyline.  409 more words


Fear Itself: Spooked (2008)

Directed by Brad Anderson.  Written by Matt Venne.  Starring Eric Roberts.

Plot; a P.I. with a bad past is on assignment in a haunted house and crazy shit starts happening… 135 more words



Jon Hamm Captivates in Tony Gilroy Spy Thriller by Brad Anderson

I admit, I wasn’t a Mad Men watcher. I gave Jon Hamm a try, I just wasn’t into the sexual politics of the show.

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War-torn Lebanon in the early 1980s sets the scene for “Beirut,” the talky espionage thriller from director Brad Anderson (“Transsiberian,” “The Machinist”) and writer… 280 more words

2018 Film Reviews

'Beirut' Review: Jon Hamm Delivers Best Work Yet In Compelling International Thriller

Well, better late than never. It has taken screenwriter Tony Gilroy’s script of Beirut only 27 years to reach the screen, but it was well worth the wait especially in that it gives its leading man Jon Hamm a movie role worthy of his talents. 672 more words

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Film Review: BEIRUT (USA 2017) ***

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Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. 560 more words

Best Buy Founder Denounces Anti-Islam Ads

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The founder of Best Buy has directed his investment firm to cut off any further donations to a conservative nonprofit group that distributed inflammatory anti-Muslim videos on social media. 151 more words