It's 2015 and we've got a self described democratic socialist chasing the presidency, so there's something curious about the director of "Meet The Parents" and the Austin Powers franchise tackling McCarthyism.
What a great weekend: HBO sent a screener for "Phil Spector," a made for TV movie about the legendary music producer, starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren. Barry Levinson is the executive producer, with David Mamet as writer and director.
The serious subject matter ensures that attention will be paid to "The Debt." It generally merits that attention, but director John Madden's slickly packaged thriller often feels superficial rather than profound.