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Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.


Thursday, January 3 2008

The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.


Reviews

Wednesday, February 2 2011

'The Tillman Story': Tragedy Turned Into a Recruiting Poster

The Tillman Story exposes the insidious machinery that turns accidents of war into myths justifying America’s military interventions abroad.


Sunday, December 19 2010

'The Tillman Story': What They Did to a Nation

The Tillman Story advocates openly for the Tillmans in its investigation of how these many stories were conceived and circulated.


Friday, August 20 2010

'The Tillman Story': Why Are You Shooting at Me?

The Tillman Story is upfront about wanting to challenge that faith, to question political assumptions and seeming historical frameworks.


Wednesday, March 12 2008

My Kid Could Paint That

Marla is the most abstract part of the story; a girl with no motive caught in a web of adults who are full of them.


Tuesday, October 9 2007

My Kid Could Paint That

My Kid Could Paint That asks viewers to ponder how certainty and doubt reinforce one another, how the need for truth creates its own truth.


Blogs

Friday, October 22 2010

War and Misrememberance: 'The Tillman Story'

This is the kind of movie that makes you mad, that angers you in a way that's fundamental to your place within a democracy.


News

Monday, October 15 2007

Filmmaker's 'Paint' plumbs truth behind kid's art

SAN FRANCISCO - In September 2004, "My Kid Could Paint That" director Amir Bar-Lev stepped, somewhat gingerly, into the media frenzy surrounding a 4-year-old art prodigy


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