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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.


Reviews

Monday, March 28 2011

'Inside Job' Is a Call to Arms

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

'Inside Job': Consequences

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

No End in Sight

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

No End in Sight (2007)

Charles Ferguson's smart, meticulous documentary No End in Sight explains the first year in Iraq in detail, at once alarming and dismal.


Blogs

Friday, March 4 2011

Our Lingering Economic Woes Remain an 'Inside Job'

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

'Inside Job': The Blame Game as Cyclical Nightmare

As outrage and insight, explanation and excuse, Inside Job is as fascinating as it is frightening.


News

Sunday, August 12 2007

Scholar's first film captures Iraq

"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


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