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Thursday, January 12 2012

The Best Indie / International Films of 2011

The year's best independent and international films are highlighted by a duo from iconic director Werner Herzog, a staggeringly brilliant frontier-western and a score of top-notch documentaries that illustrate how filmmaking continues to reach new highs.


Wednesday, April 27 2011

On Truth and Lies and the Full Frame Film Festival 2011

What is the connection between cloned puppies and a 32-year-old sex in chains story? This and other questions raised at this year’s Full Frame Film Festival.


Thursday, January 15 2009

Best Complexities in 2008

The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.


Columns

Thursday, January 26 2012

The Tabloidization of Errol Morris

By the end of this film, the line dividing Tabloid from “the tabloids” thins to the point of imperceptibility.


Reviews

Friday, April 4 2014

The Perennial Puzzle That Is Donald Rumsfeld

The mirror image Donald Rumsfeld creates, his inverted similarity to the villain he mocks, would be comical if the effects of his and the administration's lies weren't so devastating and ongoing.


Sunday, November 27 2011

'Tabloid': Obsessive as Ever and Obsessive About Everything

Tabloid isn't Errol Morris' greatest film, but it's awfully good and worth repeated viewings.


Monday, September 26 2011

'Believing is Seeing': Philosophic Waxing About Film and Photography from an Erudite Gumshoe

Moral ambiguity is his metier; enlightened doubtfulness is his default mode.


Friday, July 15 2011

'Tabloid': You Have to Deal with People

On first look, Errol Morris' documentary appears to tell McKinney's story, drawing from the story reported by British tabloids in 1977. But it's also about truth and storytelling more broadly, the ways stories escape their tellers.


Wednesday, November 19 2008

Standard operating Procedure

As with all his work, Morris approaches his subjects like a hawk, circling his prey, darting in here and there, tearing off a piece.


Blogs

Wednesday, November 27 2013

An Absence of Evidence: 'The Unknown Known'

If there’s anybody who’s untroubled by the invasion of Iraq, it’s Donald Rumsfeld. Just ask him.


Thursday, June 26 2008

There's Nothing 'Standard' About this Documentary

As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of the horrifying images witnessed by the world as part


News

Wednesday, June 18 2008

Meet the people behind Abu Ghraib photos

NEW YORK - The old saying claims a picture is worth a thousand words. But in his new documentary "Standard Operating Procedure," Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol


Wednesday, May 21 2008

America's (possibly) greatest documentary filmmaker focuses on Abu Ghraib

Errol Morris is considered by many to be America's greatest documentary filmmaker. He won an Oscar for "The Fog of War" (2003), his portrait of former


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