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David Bourgeois is a writer who began his career at Spy magazine in 1990. Since then, he's written and reported for Entertainment Weekly, New York magazine, Time Out New York, Spin, The Village Voice, Interview, Movieline.com, IndieWire.com, and Film Threat, among many others.

He helped launch the Website 236.com, where he was a staff writer. You can visit his website at davidbourgeois.com.

He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter Baladine.


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Jean-Luc Godard's 39th Film Flounders at Cannes

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 3:56 PM

Goodbye to Language is the title of the latest Jean-Luc Godard film, but it may has well have been called Goodbye to Filmmaking, I Hate You and Never Want to See You Again. The film, to be released by Fox in the U.S., screened for the press in Cannes on Wednesday afternoon,...

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"Foxcatcher" Drowns Out Competition at Cannes

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 6:45 PM

It's just past the midway point at the festival, and pretty much no one can stop talking about Bennett Miller's haunting and complex Foxcatcher, based on the real-life murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) at the hands of crackpot billionaire John Eleuthère du Pont, played by Steve Carell.

After Monday's 8:30 a.m....

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Cannes Film Festival Gets Underway, Daggers out

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 9:54 AM

The Cannes Film Festival opened on Wednesday, and it sure didn't take long for members of the press corp to get their daggers out: Their target was director Olivier Dahan's biopic/fashion video, Grace of Monaco, which stars Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace. At the end of a Wednesday afternoon press screening, journalists were saying,...

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Chris Christie Secretly Hoping Obama Wins Reelection?

(32) Comments | Posted September 29, 2011 | 2:56 PM

No political figure in recent history has toyed and manipulated the media for strictly personal gain better than New Jersey governor Chris Christie. By simply not declaring his candidacy, he's been able to attract the kind of media tsunami only dreamed of by actual candidates (Anyone remember Michele Bachmann? I'm not...

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How Barack Obama Wins Reelection

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 12:58 PM

Imagine a guy who knows little about current events and politics. If he were to scan "the news"—web, print, TV—he'd be utterly convinced that President Barack Obama is a socialist, Christian-hating, America-bashing despot, recklessly hurtling the country toward insolvency. Every alleged "straight-news" article on politics out there now has the...

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Breaking: Republicans Propose Canceling Midterms

(2) Comments | Posted October 26, 2010 | 10:45 AM

Republicans in the House and Senate have proposed a bill to cancel the midterm elections this November. House Minority Leader John Boehner held a press conference in his Capitol Hill office and said, "Do we really need to spend taxpayer money on this upcoming midterm election? The results are clear....

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New Poll: Republicans Win 447 House Seats, 113 Senate Seats

(12) Comments | Posted October 19, 2010 | 10:20 AM

A new Washington Post/ABC News/Wall Street Journal/Opinion Dynamics/New York Times/CBS/Rasmussen/Gallup poll suggests Republicans are likely to win 435 House seats come November. Some models actually predict Republicans may pick up 447 to 450 House seats. When asked how that's possible, since there are only 435 House seats, a rather cantankerous...

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GOP Senate Candidate Ron Johnson: Pure Plastic

(2) Comments | Posted October 13, 2010 | 10:39 AM

2010-10-13-graduate.jpgIn the seminal—and oft-quoted—scene from the 1967 film The Graduate, young Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) is approached by Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) at Ben's graduation party. "Ben, come with me for a minute. I want to talk to you," says the burly McGuire....

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Why the Republican Party Should Be Abolished

(124) Comments | Posted July 22, 2010 | 10:24 AM

Leading up to the 2008 presidential election, the country — while tumbling down the hill into an economic swamp — was still dominated by the two political parties. Sure, the Democrats had run the table; they snatched the presidency from the jaws of the Republicans and also in 2008 solidified...

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Democrats on Track to Increase Congressional Majority: Sean Hannity on Suicide Watch

(5) Comments | Posted May 6, 2010 | 3:00 PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. John Boehner after a playdate.

Just about every major news outlet (as well as Fox News) have been gleefully positing that the Democrats are...

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Shutter Island: Martin Scorsese's Eyes Wide Shut

(18) Comments | Posted February 24, 2010 | 10:16 AM

After seeing Martin Scorsese's latest film Shutter Island over the weekend, I went back and read some reviews. (My rule of thumb: I don't read reviews ahead of time for films I...

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Right-Wing Blogosphere Tries to Break My Kneecaps

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2010 | 10:52 AM

On Sunday, February 14, I wrote an article for the Huffington Post entitled "Obama Better Start Breaking Kneecaps." You can read it here, but the premise of the piece was that the White House, and Obama in particular, must start playing hardball when it comes to dealing with...

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Obama Better Start Breaking Kneecaps

(39) Comments | Posted February 14, 2010 | 5:04 PM

By now most Americans would agree the ascendancy of Barack Obama to President was due in large part to his promise of obliterating the petty Washington-politics-as-usual mentality when it comes to governing.

In 2000 when running for president, George W. Bush trotted out a nifty campaign slogan: "compassionate...

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Myths About the Massachusetts Senate Race

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 11:27 AM

By reading news accounts on Massachusetts voters electing Republican Scott Brown to the Senate, it appears as if the world has just experienced a tectonic shift. In fact, theday.com labeled the victory as such.

But even mainstream news outlets couldn't resist the Level 11 News Alert. For them,...

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President Bush Opens Up on Waterboarding

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2009 | 11:34 AM

Former President George W. Bush made a statement today from his Texas home on the controversy surrounding the recently declassified documents on torture.

My administration has been accused of torturing prisoners at the Guantánamo Naval detention center and at other sites throughout the world. I would like to clear up...
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Right-Wing Blogs to Obama: Oh No You Didn't!

(2) Comments | Posted April 13, 2009 | 12:40 PM

Only six short months ago, then Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden said, "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy . . . watch. We're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy." Wow,...

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The Poor Victims of "Sir" Robert Allen Stanford—Really?

(7) Comments | Posted February 20, 2009 | 2:29 PM

Just when the press had some downtime in covering the Madoff scandal, comes another story of financial misdeeds, this one involving the almost-mythical character of one "Sir" Robert Allen Stanford. Apparently, Mr. Stanford has swindled investors out of around $8 billion. Now, about the only thing the press loves...

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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Puts the Kibosh on This Whole Obama-mania Thing

(15) Comments | Posted January 21, 2009 | 6:03 PM

Apparently the Republican Party has completely run out of ways in which to throw cold water on President Obama and the Democratic takeover of the federal government. Consider Tuesday's inaugural festivities. What's an emaciated political party—detritus, road-kill—to do when just about all networks from the Sci-Fi Channel to Weird Korean...

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Mickey Rourke Wins a Golden Globe for His Performance in The Wrestler; He Could Have Been Better

(26) Comments | Posted January 12, 2009 | 5:55 PM

Most people who watched Mickey Rourke literally stumble onto the stage last night to accept a Golden Globe for his acting turn in The Wrestler were genuinely inspired by the once down-and-out actor's amazing comeback. How could anyone not get a bit misty-eyed when Rourke talked about his dogs, and...

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Top 10 Douchebags of 2008

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2008 | 2:52 PM

As 2008 winds down, giving us a time to reflect on just how dreadful the past 12 months have been for everyone except Nate Silver, what better time to highlight the Top 10 Douchebags of 2008?

For those of you keeping score at home, a douchebag isn't simply a...

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