Tuesday, January 11 2011
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.
Monday, March 28 2011
Treated almost like a crime story, Inside Job unveils a sordid world of the prosperous elite who take an almost unseemly pleasure in living lives of unscrupulous lavishness, with no regard to whom they harm.
Friday, October 15 2010
It may be that Inside Job's greatest effect is that, as the interviewees reveal themselves, they become less central to the story.
Monday, September 1 2008
Now that "the "surge is working" and the Bush Administration is again claiming foresight, expertise, and accomplishment, it seems a good time to re-see Charles Ferguson’s smart, meticulous documentary No End in Sight.
Thursday, July 26 2007
Charles Ferguson's smart, meticulous documentary No End in Sight explains the first year in Iraq in detail, at once alarming and dismal.
Friday, March 4 2011
Far too many people want to blame a single party. Apparently, all partisan philosophies where down with this particular appalling practice.
Friday, November 12 2010
As outrage and insight, explanation and excuse, Inside Job is as fascinating as it is frightening.
Sunday, August 12 2007
"I've wanted, semi-secretly, to make films for a long time," confesses Charles Ferguson, the 52-year-old political-science scholar, information-technology author, and software developer. And a decade