I caught up with the film's director, Ian Olds for a lively conversation about Fixer, the state of politics in Afghanistan, historiography and how it feels to have been in two war zones in the past few years.
To look at the escalating popularity of the documentary film is to enter an interesting, complicated, and collectively psychoanalytic exploration of the role of desire and dreams in a time of mass confusion.
With Frost/Nixon opening today in select cities, Universal has found the right time to celebrate director Ron Howard by releasing The Ron Howard Spotlight Collection. Which four movies of Ron Howard's do you think are his best?
New indie documentary film War Child is a must-see. It tells the sad, courageous story of Emmanuel Jal, a young Sudanese man who was a child soldier during the Sudanese Civil War of the 80s, and became a successful Hip Hop artist.
There are no more persuasive or moving voices we can listen to right now than the soldiers and families who have had and are currently experiencing, the pain, injury, loss, and aftermath of war first hand.
I am mystified by people who regard the constitution with the same reverence as the bible. A society is a living, breathing thing and a constitutional statute intended to stop foreigners from taking over doesn't seem to be relevant now.
David Bossie and Citizens United, the far-right group behind the infamous racist "Willie Horton" ad that ran against Michael Dukakis, has made a movie on Obama. You can imagine the quality of the product.
The decision to give cameras to four Baghdadi teenagers is inspired; the boys document school and warfare with neutral equality, and it's thanks to this blind prioritizing that the film is able to capture the interiority of its subjects.