All Grown Up

‘The Dark Knight'

Before last summer the public seemed indifferent to fictional films about the “war on terror” and its putative extension, the Iraq invasion. Lions for Lambs, Rendition, Stop-Loss, the remake of The Manchurian Candidate, and several others all went down to defeat at the box office. But the hit of the summer, indeed what may turn out to be one of the biggest...

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Richard Alleva has been reviewing movies for Commonweal since 1990.