I Saw The Unknown Known

Many of the early reviews of Errol Morris’s The Unknown Known (which I saw just a little while ago thanks to iTunes) compared it to Morris’s The Fog Of War. The comparison is on the surface a natural. Both of these films are interviews with, and critiques of, secretaries of defense and their roles in controversial wars.… Continue reading I Saw The Unknown Known

The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks of Italy

Update (3/26/2015): Amanda Knox and Raffele Sollecito were acquitted today by the Italian Court of Cassation. So ends their legal nightmare. I wish them both the best going forward, and I’m glad the Italian justice system finally did the right thing. I wish they’d done it before trying almost every possible wrong thing, but I’m still pleased. Fifteen… Continue reading The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks of Italy

Errol Morris’s Tabloid

I just finished watching Errol Morris’s Tabloid, which tells the story, or stories, of Joyce McKinney, the former Miss Wyoming who was accused of kidnapping and raping the Mormon missionary to whom she’d been engaged. I never thought Morris would interview anyone stranger than Fred Leuchter, but McKinney is truly odd. It seems clear she believes… Continue reading Errol Morris’s Tabloid