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Documentarian Dan Krauss Suggests There Are No Heroes in THE KILL TEAM

5:46 PM 7/24/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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One can only assume Specialist Adam Winfield was hungry for action. Like the rest of his platoon he was extensively trained for a theater of war that offered him no exercise. He spent his time waiting, armored to the teeth in the desert swelter. Stationed in the Maywand District of Afghanistan in 2010, the squadron was among civilians but they were resourceful, and the group’s chain of command decided to harvest battle trophies from the farmers nearby.

Roger Ebert Remembered in ‘Life Itself': 15 Excerpts From His Most Legendary Reviews The post Roger Ebert Remembered in ‘Life Itself': 15 Excerpts From His Most Legendary Reviews appeared first on TheWrap.

‘Life Itself’ Review: Roger Ebert Doc Rates a Thumbs-Up (Video) It's fair to say that there's not a film critic working now who can go into “Life Itself” without already having some feeling or opinion about Roger Ebert.

Review: LIFE ITSELF, Thumbs Up For Roger Ebert Doc f you do what I do -- cherish film and have the chutzpah to tell other people what you think about them -- then you're almost certainly indebted to Roger Ebert. I've documented at length the effect that he had on both my personal and professional life previously, but for any cinephile, in some way you have to confront the work of Ebert. He was much more than the binary position of his thumb, of course.

Goodbye And Thank You: The Director of Hoop Dreams Talks About His New Roger Ebert Biography, LIFE ITSELF

7:38 PM 6/27/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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Film Critic Roger Ebert ended the first paragraph of his review of Hoop Dreams saying that film “gives us the impression of having touched life itself.” There’s a poignant symmetry in the title of Steve James’ newest documentary, Life Itself, about the work of America’s most acclaimed film critic, Chicago Sun Times’ Roger Ebert.

Documentarian and True Crime Fan Joe Berlinger Makes a Man (Not a Myth) out of Whitey Bulger in WHITEY

5:09 PM 6/25/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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James “Whitey” Bulger is big crook. Al Capone big. John Gotte big. But bringing him up in the same context as those wise guys is dicey because his life as an untouchable was made possible by the long shadows of their Cosa Nostra. As Boston’s branch of the F.B.I. occupied themselves with the national case against the Italian Mafia, Bulger and his Winter Hill Mob (Boston’s Irish Mob) operated with near impunity.

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