dark        

 
 

#Errol Morris

FRONT PAGE


Review: The B-Side photo

Review: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

The B-Side is an atypical Errol Morris documentary. He doesn't use the Interrotron at all, his tool that allows interviewees to stare directly into the camera. Instead, the camera's just off to the side. The score is delicate rather than a ...

 
 
 photo

A clip from The Act of Killing on history's winners

The Act of Killing is one of my picks for best films of 2013. It's a disturbing and yet fascinating documentary in which Indonesian death squad members are asked to make their own narrative film that dramatizes their actions during the com...

 
 
Act of Killing Interview photo

Interview: Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing)

The Act of Killing was the most audacious documentary I saw at SXSW, as well as the most upsetting and politically charged. We'll have a full review of the film tomorrow when it gets a theatrical release thanks to Drafthouse Films and execu...

 
 
 photo

Errol Morris to release Donald Rumsfeld doc this year

Errol Morris conducted a number of interviews with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, which he hopes to release as a film some time this year. No title or studio has been announced yet, but I'm eager to see the results of Morris's...

 
 
 photo

Walken & Wilson join Morris cryogenics film, Wiig may too

Errol Morris is embarking on his second non-documentary feature film, a comedy about cryogenics called Freezing People is Easy. The film is written by Zach Helm and produced by This American Life's Ira Glass. ($5 says Ira's cousin Philip do...

 
 
 photo

Errol Morris's Umbrella Man examines odd JFK conspiracy

Forty-eight years ago, JFK was assassinated in Dallas. In that moment, endless conspiracies were born, and each one was a sure possibility if people were able to make the right connections. In Errol Morris's The Umbrella Man, Josiah Th...

 
 
 photo

Review: Tabloid

Tabloid magazines these days are pretty unavoidable, assuming you’re not a shut-in. Every time I get in line at the supermarket, I can’t help but see whatever sensational headline they’ve come up with about which of the pr...

 
 




Got news?  [email protected]

                 

Reviews   filter by...

Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"