Insane 2004 armored bulldozer rampage gets the documentary treatment it's always deserved

Some stories—violent ones, mostly—are far easier to digest as fiction than they could ever be in real life. Die Hard would be a national tragedy if it happened in the real world, for instance; ditto Con Air, or any other classic action flick with a high enough body count and wanton disregard for personal property…

Like too many Scorsese imitations, Tom Cruise’s American Made wants for a worldview

Doug Liman and Tom Cruise, the director-actor team behind Edge Of Tomorrow (one of our favorite science-fiction movies of the last three-and-a-half-decades), have reunited for American Made, a years-spanning biopic about a real-life pilot who got drafted into both the CIA and a South American drug-smuggling operation.…

Tom Cruise turns drug runner in this trailer for Doug Liman’s American Made

Tom Cruise has done a lot of weird shit in real life (mostly due to his high-profile association with Scientology), but he’s able to retain his status as a Hollywood superstar because he’s just so darn handsome and charming. He seems to be embracing that aspect of his personality in this trailer for Doug Liman’s …

Doug Liman’s wartime sniper drama The Wall hits its mark when trusting its action

Directed by Doug Liman (Edge Of Tomorrow) from a script off of Hollywood’s famous Black List of un-produced screenplays, The Wall presents America’s protracted war in Iraq in primally simple terms: two U.S. soldiers fighting (and maybe dying) for reasons they can’t articulate, pinned down by an enemy they can’t see or…

Doug Liman’s Justice League Dark will be a more “personal” superhero movie

While acknowledging that there will be a few comic-book movie releases per year for the foreseeable future, Justice League Dark helmer Doug Liman is trying to distinguish his upcoming offshoot from the superpowered masses. And it seems that instead of worrying about crossovers and bombastic action, the Edge Of Tomorrow

The Edge Of Tomorrow sequel gets a new name that might be more memorable

Doug Liman’s 2014 action film Edge Of Tomorrow was pretty good, but it struggled to make much of an impact. Many people attributed this to its generic title, which didn’t tell you anything about the fact that it was about Tom Cruise dying over and over and over again while he and Emily Blunt tried to figure out how to…

Netflix’s docuseries on hostage-taking works too hard to capture your attention

The popularization of the “re-enactment” technique of so many non-fiction films and docuseries can in large part be traced to Errol Morris, director of The Thin Blue Line and The Fog Of War, who looms over the genre like a titan. His influence on subsequent filmmakers can be felt in everything from Oscar winners like …

Heroic Daisy Ridley attempts to revive dying dystopian YA movie trend

A couple of weeks ago, we used the slow slide of Lionsgate’s Divergent franchise from flagship film to TV movie to note that the world of young adult dystopian film might soon be as dead as vampires, zombies, or movies where vampires and zombies want to be your boyfriend. But—like the sinister First Order before us—we…

Doug Liman to direct sniper thriller while Gambit gets its act together

Doug Liman’s dreams of finally doing cinematic justice to everyone’s favorite Cajun-mutant card shark (because there’s just the one) have been deferred by Fox, as the studio announced last month that it was pushing back the release date for the Channing Tatum-starring (and producing) Gambit. Although the director was…