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Rod Lurie

Rod Lurie on New Straw Dogs: A Different Take on Rape

Greg Mitchell | Posted 11.15.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

When I attended an early screening of Rod Lurie's remake of Sam Peckinpah's controversial thriller, Straw Dogs, I was most curious to see how the director handled the infamous rape scene.

Presidential Pictures: Top Movies About The Top Job

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given the sheer scale and complexity of the Presidency in modern times, it's no surprise that a host of great films have explored the nature of our country's highest office.

Jeff Bridges, and the Grizzling of the All-American Boy

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Perhaps his clean-cut, boyish image obscured my ability to recognize the astonishing talent he possessed from the start. Regardless, I could see it now: Jeff Bridges has always been a lot more than a pretty face.

In Praise of a Real Man

Rod Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rod Lurie

If Roger Ebert's throat cancer -- devastating and unforgiving -- has not been able to stop him, then nothing as petty as the collapse of one of the nation's stalwart journalistic enterprises is going to either.

The Holocaust Revisionism of Hollywood

Rod Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rod Lurie

It never crossed my mind that I would ever speak or write negatively about the work of a fellow filmmaker. I am sure the makers of The Reader are not deniers. But they are helping those who are.

Review: Nothing But The Truth

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

In today's kid-friendly and fantasy-drenched multiplexes Nothing But The Truth stands out as that rarest of things -- a quality drama for grownups.

Jason Linkins

Beckinsale: "Nothing But The Truth" Not About Judith Miller | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There was one thing in particular that actress Kate Beckinsale made clear at the Washington, DC premiere of Rod Lurie's Nothing But The Truth: "This is not the Judith Miller story."

"Nothing But the Truth" About the Federal Shield Law

Rod Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rod Lurie

One critic wrote that my film Nothing but the Truth, a thriller about how far a journalist will go to protect a source, goes "off the liberal rails." However, the fight to get a shield law is itself a non-partisan battle.

The Military Is More Liberal Than You Think

Rod Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rod Lurie

Why do so many members of the military who decide on continuing in public service join the Democratic Party?