‘Tabloid’ trailer

Posted by · 3:12 pm · June 9th, 2011

One of the most compelling films I saw at last year’s Telluride Film Festival was Errol Morris’s new documentary, “Tabloid.” The film is “masterful work with Morris’s trademark sense of humor splattered all over it,” I wrote at the time. “One of his best films in years.” I’m looking forward to seeing it again. Sundance […]

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LONDON: ‘Tabloid,’ ‘Waste Land,’ ‘The Peddler’

Posted by · 11:23 am · October 20th, 2010

Amid a fairly robust non-fiction slate in this year’s London Film Festival programme, there appears to be an informal sidebar of documentaries about the process of, well, documenting — whether via media avenues of art, film or journalism. That’s not to say the films in question are particularly meta. The ones grouped here are all […]

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TELLURIDE: ‘Never Let Me Go,’ ‘Tabloid’

Posted by · 1:16 am · September 4th, 2010

On the first day of this year’s fest, things are off to an interesting, up and down start. I would bore you with an intro, but it’s late and I’m fading. Let’s get to the reactions… “Never Let Me Go” (**) I went back and read Guy’s summation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel “Never Let Me […]

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Dear Errol

Posted by · 10:31 am · January 26th, 2010

The only reason I’m posting this is because Errol Morris was okay with doing the same, but I have to say, it’s hilarious:

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Probably deserved worse

Posted by · 2:56 pm · July 10th, 2009

I’m back after a week of non-Internet, non-TV, book-diving and screenwriting beachy goodness, and one of the stories I’m coming home to today is former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara’s death.  I don’t want to be too much of a dick here, especially in the wake of similar sniping from others surrounding Michael Jackson’s untimely exit, […]

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The docs you aren’t considering

Posted by · 7:56 pm · November 23rd, 2008

Whenever an awards shortlist is announced, people will inevitably spend as much time, if not more, pondering its omissions as they will its inclusions. And so it has been this week, in the wake of the Academy’s announcement of the 15 titles shortlisted for Best Feature Documentary. Some are curiously kvetching that Bill Maher’s sporadically […]

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Errol Morris contest winners

Posted by · 9:39 am · October 22nd, 2008

After trying our hand at a caption contest, we didn’t get as many participants as I’d have hoped for, but it was our first shot at one of these.  The winners are Ross Miller (for attempt #2) and JAB, so send us an email with your contact info and we’ll send along your copies of […]

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CONTEST: Win a DVD of Errol Morris’ ‘Standard Operating Procedure’

Posted by · 12:03 pm · October 15th, 2008

Alright, we have two copies of Errol Morris’s controversial Abu Ghraib documentary “Standard Operating Procedure,” so I thought we’d have a little contest.  But the creative part of my brain shut off when I set about figuring out what that contest would BE, so I decided to lean back on ole’ faithful: a caption contest! […]

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10/4 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:17 am · October 4th, 2008

• Dave Karger “rounds up” the best bets for Oscars hitting cinemas this week. [Oscar Watch] • Off the cuff with Mike Leigh across the pond. [Los Angeles Times] • Tom O’Neil wonders whether Kristin Scott Thomas can grab an Oscar and a Tony in the same year… [Gold Derby] • …and thinks Clint Eastwood […]

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