Passion Play

OLIVER STONE'S ‘WORLD TRADE CENTER'

There is a question that hovers over Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center. Is America ready for a movie about September 11? Since there have already been several documentaries on issues raised by the event (not to mention United 93), the more precise question is: Are we ready for a dramatization of the physical horror itself? Wouldn’t such a project demean the event and its victims (no matter the excellence of the production) by being...

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Richard Alleva has been reviewing movies for Commonweal since 1990.