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  • Venice Film Review: 'Good Kill'

    Sci-fi futures characterized by complex moral and political architecture have long been writer-director Andrew Niccol's stock-in-trade. Yet while there's not a hint of fantasy in "Good Kill," a smart, quietly pulsating contempo war drama, it could hardly feel more typical of Niccol's strongest work. To many, after all, drone strikes -- the controversial subject of this tense but appropriately tactful ethics study -- still feel like something that should be a practical and legal impossibility. Those who haven't considered its far-reaching implications, meanwhile, will be drawn into consciousness by Niccol's film, which sees Ethan Hawke's former U.S. fighter pilot wrestling with the psychological strain of killing by remote control. with the right marketing and release strategy.
  • Son of Russian lawmaker nabbed in Maldives on U.S. fraud charges

    Son of Russian lawmaker nabbed in Maldives on U.S. fraud charges
    Russian officials on Tuesday accused the United States of kidnapping the 30-year-old son of a Moscow lawmaker after detaining him in the Maldives and flying him to Guam to face charges of trafficking in stolen credit card information. Russian...

    New crop of documentaries make the case for prosecutorial misconduct

    It was after a late screening and the group of several hundred was aggrieved, its moral hackles raised. "How could they treat him so badly?" one audience member asked. "An injustice," said another. "What can people do with their frustrations?" asked...

    Moscow 'safest place' for Edward Snowden? Global spy mystery deepens

    MOSCOW -- As an Aeroflot plane filled with journalists made its way to Cuba with or without fugitive Edward Snowden on board, Russian officials continued to keep silent about his whereabouts and experts dwelled on possible scenarios of what has become a...

    Sundance 2014: The making of 'The Notorious Mr. Bout' [Video]

    Sundance 2014: The making of 'The Notorious Mr. Bout' [Video]
    PARK CITY, Utah -- Was Viktor Bout an international arms smuggler? How do you make a movie out of home videos recorded by a man convicted of conspiracy to kill Americans? What's it like visiting an alleged "merchant of death" in federal prison? Tony...