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Errol Morris: 'People Expect Me to Throttle Donald Rumsfeld'

The European Magazine | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
The European Magazine

In his new movie The Unknown Known, American film director Errol Morris investigates the causes of the Iraq War and puts Donald Rumsfeld under interrogation. Here's why he chooses understanding over judging and why his movies are political rather than politically motivated.

If 'Money Shouts,' How Can Democracy Lower the Decibel Level So Both Sides Are Heard?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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David (47 percent) Corn debates Ron (not NJ's) Christie about the constitutional and political aspects of McCutcheon. Since the Roberts Court believes that money is more important than voting, how can pro-democracy advocates pursue the slogan, 'Money Out/ Voters In?'

Rumsfeld: The Recalled and the Unrecalled

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I have followed Rumsfeld's career from the '80, when I started CNN, until at least 2005, when as a guest on Fox News, I suggested that he be fired for the same reasons that Dan Rather had been fired -- he was the guy in charge when bad things were going on in his department.

Why Is This Blog Different From All Other Blogs?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Marty Kaplan

But then I wake up and smell the ma nishtana. If it's plutocracy, this must be Tuesday. Nice nations finish last. The golden rule isn't "do unto others," it's "don't get caught." Hope isn't "the thing with feathers," as Emily Dickinson called it. It's the thing with denial.

Errol Morris Presents Grinning, Nightmarish Rumsfeld in The Unknown Known

Brad Schreiber | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Brad Schreiber

The poster for Errol Morris's documentary The Unknown Known shows two-time Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with an unsettling grin and the headline, "Why is this man smiling?"

Stuff Happens: Errol Morris' Unknown Known

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Donald Rumsfeld, for no apparent reason, agreed to allow Fog of War documentarian Errol Morris to interview him. Was it to assure his legacy? We may n...

"Tim's Vermeer:" An Adventure Film for Culturally Astute People

Ira Israel | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

What an extraordinarily delightful surprise it was to stumble upon "Tim's Vermeer" which was made with such child-like wonder that mirrors its main subject, namely the obsessive mind of a curious, mad genius. Viewing this film is akin to watching Leonard Bernstein unwittingly discover Mahler's 11th symphony.

Bryan Cranston's New Role Should Be Familiar To 'Breaking Bad' Fans

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment

Bryan Cranston will play a mild-mannered man living a normal suburban life -- or so his wife thinks -- in an upcoming new film. When she comes to susp...

Bio-docs: Who Controls the Narrative?

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are in the midst of a bumper crop of bio-docs: documentaries focused on single figures who have wound up on the wrong side of history and who seemingly want the chance to get their side of the story on the record.

Sarah Silverman Has Message For Young Voters

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

OurTime.org, a nonprofit that encourages young people to register to vote, has teamed up with actress Sarah Silverman to celebrate National Voter Regi...

What It's Like To Interview Donald Rumsfeld

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

Donald Rumsfeld is famous for carefully considering his words and taking deliberate, seconds-long pauses before answering questions. It's perhaps unsu...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Sunday, Sept.8

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It was an unfortunate case of quantity over quality during my first day at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. While I saw six films, there were only a couple I could heartily recommend.

A Tabloid Beauty Forty Years Later: Stuck for Life

Tamar Abrams | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Tamar Abrams

The biggest drama in my life in the autumn of 1977 was adjusting to a small town in Wales where I had settled in for a year of study abroad. Between ...

Staging Violence in Film: Only God Forgives an Act of Killing

Brian Formo | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

In film, what can be more vile and inhuman than re-enacting a government coup that killed more than one million people in less than a year?

'Not Voting Doesn't Make Any Sense'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Filmmaker Errol Morris has teamed up with OurTime.org to release a new video series aimed at encouraging young voters to get to the polls on Tuesday. ...

Why I Vote

Jessica Lander | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Jessica Lander

I am a 24-year-old teacher -- smack in the middle of America's "young generation" of 18-30-year-olds -- and I am troubled that half of my cohort -- my peers, my co-workers, my friends -- choose not to exercise their right to vote.

Wondering Why Young People Don't Vote? Better to Ask Why Any Do

Errol Morris | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment
Errol Morris

2012-10-31-MorrisErrol.jpg In the 2008 presidential election, roughly half of eligible voters from age 18 to 24 voted. An even smaller share of young voters is expected in 2012. I wanted to find out why. So I called more than 50 people under the age of 40 into a studio, and asked them.

Early War Photo A Fake?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

Talk about making history. Filmmaker Errol Morris believes a famous early war photo is a fake, according to Radiolab, and that the cameraman doctor...

A Jury Said Jeffrey MacDonald Killed His Wife and Kids. So Did '60 Minutes' and a Bestseller. 40 Years Later, Errol Morris Counters With 500 Pages of Awkward Questions.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.04.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Because on the basis of the evidence presented at trial and the evidence that was not allowed to be presented at trial, Errol Morris does not believe that Jeffrey MacDonald is guilty. If you followed this case, you know different.

The Weird (and Potentially Wonderful) at the Toronto Film Festival

Mark Juddery | Posted 11.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

The Toronto International Film Festival, the world's second largest film festival, starts this week. This is a festival with a long history of introducing films that go on to be major critical and box-office hits.

Donald Rumsfeld Documentary Reportedly In The Works

Vulture | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

How will we remember Donald H. Rumsfeld? As “a ruthless little bastard” (as President Nixon once described him), who became Nixon’s anti-poverty...

Stephen King And Errol Morris Talk JFK's Assassination

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty

In the Nov. 13 issue of the Book Review, the documentarian Errol Morris reviews Stephen King's new novel, "11/22/63." The book, like the film Morris i...

WATCH: 'Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe'

Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

Back in 1978, Herzog challenged a then-unknown Errol Morris to make his feature documentary, "Gates of Heaven," promising Morris that he would eat his...

THINK: A Forum of the Future of Leadership

Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology

THINK: A Forum on the Future of Leadership, a major event during IBM's centennial year, brought together innovative leaders from across the globe to ...

Q&A: Morgan Spurlock Celebrates on Current TV 50 Greatest Documentaries

Brad Balfour | Posted 10.29.2011 | Media
Brad Balfour

On the heels of Docuweeks' annual August kickoff, Current TV launched a five-part celebration, 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die, on August 2 hosted by energetic documentarian Morgan Spurlock.