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Armond White reviews Doug Liman’s Fair Game — NYPress

This insufferable mixture of partisan principle and exploitation-movie gimcrack is part of the contemporary political and cultural carelessness now rampant in movies, TV, the press and the Internet. Liman epitomizes the new, insensitive media hackery. Unlike the old socially conscious protest films (once called “problem pictures”), Fair Game typifies the new genre in which characters act out the cynicism of our disenchanted media elite rather than pursue hokey ol’ social responsibility. The star power and acting skill that Watts and Penn bring to this MSNBC-style narrative (she’s perfectly cast for feminine anguish; he for liberal egotism) is intended to glamorize a privileged partisan perspective.

via Armond White reviews Doug Liman\’s Fair Game — NYPress.

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