Amir Bar-Lev
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The Best Films of 2010
11 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

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.

The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007
3 Jan 2008 // 3:59 PM

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.


DOC NYC 2014: ‘Salad Days’ + ‘Happy Valley’
14 Nov 2014 // 6:00 AM

Both Salad Days and Happy Valley conclude leaving as many questions as they ask during their runtimes.

'The Tillman Story': Tragedy Turned Into a Recruiting Poster
2 Feb 2011 // 4:00 PM

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


War and Misrememberance: 'The Tillman Story'
22 Oct 2010 // 7:00 AM

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.


Filmmaker's 'Paint' plumbs truth behind kid's art
15 Oct 2007 // 3:52 AM

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

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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