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Doug Liman seems to be one of the hottest directors in the game at the moment, with his name attached to numerous big projects like Justice League Dark and Chaos Walking (starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland). The filmmaker, who delivered beloved comedy Swingers in just his second try at the helm, most recently proved to fans that he can direct a great sci-fi outing, too, with Edge of Tomorrow aka Live Die Repeat, and thankfully, he’s back in the director’s chair for the sequel.
Liman’s latest is The Wall, which features Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena as American soldiers under attack by a legendary Iraqi sniper by the name of Juba, the Angel of Death. The film is a tense exercise in psychological and physical torment on the battlefield as a cat and mouse game is played out in the extreme heat of the desert.
- Joseph Hernandez
Though Doug Liman has built much of his blockbuster filmography on memorable action set-pieces, from The Bourne Identity all the way through Edge of Tomorrow, his earlier work (Swingers, Go) speaks to a more efficient, character-driven filmmaker. His new picture The Wall feels like a little bit of both. We got a chance to chat with the director about the film, the intricate design of the titular wall and how he deals with his short attention span while making movies.
You’ve worked on a decent amount of action thrillers. What jumped out to you when you read this script?
The reason why I’m drawn to making action movies is because I love pinning characters down in impossible situations and then seeing how they survive. And, you know, I’ve created some pretty outrageous situations; spies with amnesia or aliens and time travel in Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow. »
- Dan Mecca
David Crow Jan 23, 2017
The Homeland season 6 premiere is more prescient than ever as an intelligence community and a new president cross paths...
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6.1 Fair Game
Not since perhaps its first year has a Homeland season premiered at a more appropriate time. Debuting in the shadow of Osama Bin Laden’s death, which had in turn released a massive cultural sigh of relief after the anxiety that haunted the Bush years, season 1 of Homeland came out a time when Americans were taking some perspective on the incomprehensible tragedy that was 9/11, and deciding they wanted to turn a page as the Obama era came into full-swing.
With its freshman effort, Homeland provided a »
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