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Tuesday, April 24 2012

Feel…Heartbeat, Feel: An Interview with the Director of 'Marley'

The danger with any work on Bob Marley is that it can so quickly slip into just so much spiritual hoo hah; but in a way, it almost has to, or it’s not giving the story it’s fair due.


Reviews

Wednesday, September 26 2012

Lively Up Yourself: 'Marley'

This is an excellent documentary about Jamaica's most enduring superstar.


Tuesday, August 2 2011

'Life in a Day': I Want People to Know That I'm Here

Life in a Day is a concoction of other people's footage, produced by Ridley and Tony Scott and made possible by YouTube.


Thursday, February 10 2011

'The Eagle' Has Blind Spots

The young warriors are set against the old-school Roman nobles who can't fathom how they might come to reevaluate the entire notion of empire, not to mention slavery.


Tuesday, March 9 2010

My Enemy's Enemy: Klaus Barbie & The Fascist Connection

The "line of character" considered by My Enemy's Enemy is less Klaus Barbie's than the ideology and politics that shape Western activities, both official and covert.


Thursday, February 18 2010

The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland is a brilliant historical drama, blending fact and fiction into a narrative that is beautiful and at times, terrifying.


News

Thursday, July 8 2010

Kevin Macdonald and Ridley Scott to lead YouTube documentary project

LOS ANGELES — The whole world seems to watch YouTube, and now a filmmaking team led by Oscar-winning documentary director Kevin Macdonald and producer Ridley Scott


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