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Deepwater Horizon Nails the Spectacle, Fails the Tragedy

Tragedy as Spectacle: The Strange Entertainment of Deepwater Horizon by Ben Coleman P eter Berg is an odd duck. He's often written off as a journeyman director, an anti-auteur without any specific style or calling, but he also tends to get lumped into the "style over substance" gang with the likes of Michel Bay and McG. I don't think either of those interpretations is quite on the money, and it's telling that you can find such a wide range of opinion when looking over his filmography.
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