SHORT TAKE: “The Men Who Stare at Goats” (***)

Posted by · 5:23 am · September 8th, 2009

Venice Film Festival A trim, lively comedy powered by a winning quartet of personality performances and an endearingly naff drive-time rock soundtrack, Grant Heslov’s helming debut “The Men Who Stare at Goats” doesn’t make too many demands of its audience. In return, we shouldn’t make too many demands of the film. Anyone looking for a […]

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Overture gets Clooney’s ‘Goats’

Posted by · 9:38 am · May 19th, 2009

This strikes me as quite a coup for Overture Films, the young indie outfit that recently made their presence felt with a hard-won Oscar nod for “The Visitor.” In the biggest Cannes acquisition so far, Overture has nabbed the U.S. rights to Grant Heslov’s “Men Who Stare at Goats.” The film, a political satire from […]

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