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Friday, September 12 2008

1967 — a very good year for the antihero


Tuesday, August 5 2008

POV: Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music

With his life and career in one of their several turnarounds, Cash is here an ideal documentary subject, self-aware, passionate, and glad to take the crew along on a tour of places and people that matter to him,


Tuesday, July 29 2008

POV: Campaign (Senkyo)

Kazuhiro Soda's excellent Campaign (Senkyo) is an "observational documentary," quiet and acute.


Wednesday, July 9 2008

Full Battle Rattle

In Full Battle Rattle, the Iraq Simulation and the war are both real and not real, confusing, painful, and horrific, for the refugees working as role players.


Sunday, June 22 2008

Where the Wind Blew by Bob Sommer

This book seems to imply that a wartime zeitgeist can absolve us of our own mistakes, or at least render them understandable.


Thursday, June 19 2008

Meet the people behind Abu Ghraib photos


Sunday, January 20 2008

In the Heat of the Night

Norman Jewison’s didactic film is a classic example of liberal guilt as entertainment.


Wednesday, January 9 2008

Various Artists: Ethnic Minority Music of North Vietnam

The music of people who know that they will never be asked to face huge audiences and rarely required to sing to anyone other than themselves and their friends.


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Oswalds Ghost (Reviews) [30.Nov.07]
My Kid Could Paint That (Reviews) [10.Oct.07]
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (Reviews) [25.Aug.07]
Summercamp! (Reviews) [14.Aug.07]
Sicko (2007) (Reviews) [29.Jun.07]
Short Cuts - In Theaters: SiCKO (Short Ends and Leader) [26.Jun.07]
The Front Page: SiCKO-fantastic (Short Ends and Leader) [17.Jun.07]
51 Birch Street (Reviews) [10.May.07]
Mag Review: Paper (Sources Say) [27.Apr.07]
The Trials of Darryl Hunt (Reviews) [26.Apr.07]
America at a Crossroads (Reviews) [16.Apr.07]
The Road to Guantánamo (2006) (Reviews) [10.Jan.07]
Iraq in Fragments (2006) (Reviews) [30.Nov.06]
Shut Up & Sing (Reviews) [19.Nov.06]
The Dreams of Sparrows (2004) (Reviews) [28.Jul.05]
Power Trip (2003) (Reviews) [8.Jan.04]
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