Downtime: Sep. 24, 2007

5 Things. The movies turn their attention to war--and to the Beatles. On TV, a fun new soap about the teenage élite


The Brave One

Rated R

Opens Friday, Sept. 14

When your lover dies, a part of you dies too. But in Erica Bain (Jodie Foster), a new spirit is borntough, ruthless, addicted to vengeance. This thriller, directed by Neil Jordan, has so many plot loopholes, it makes sense only as the fantasy of a bereaved soul. Or perhaps as an answer to the 1970s-era Death Wish films. Troubling and engrossing, it suggests that to become an urban...

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