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Thursday, January 13 2011

The Best Documentaries of 2010

A remarkable number of documentaries challenged basic assumptions about structure and representation, faith and truth.

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.

Sunday, August 29 2010

Part One: September 2010

With over 23 films to choose from, September is a smorgasbord of possibilities -- from intelligent thrillers to unusual chiller, creative kid flicks and the standard Tinseltown tripe.


Wednesday, February 2 2011

'The Tillman Story': Tragedy Turned Into a Recruiting Poster

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

Sunday, December 19 2010

'The Tillman Story': What They Did to a Nation

The Tillman Story advocates openly for the Tillmans in its investigation of how these many stories were conceived and circulated.

Friday, August 20 2010

'The Tillman Story': Why Are You Shooting at Me?

The Tillman Story is upfront about wanting to challenge that faith, to question political assumptions and seeming historical frameworks.


Friday, October 22 2010

War and Misrememberance: 'The Tillman Story'

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.


Friday, September 10 2010

Documentary shows how myth-makers distorted Pat Tillman's death

On April 22, 2004, Pat Tillman was shot and killed in a mountain pass in Afghanistan. The initial reports said that Tillman — the Arizona Cardinals defensive safety

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