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    Telluride Film Festival Review: Donald Rumsfeld Stumbles Through Half-Truths In Errol Morris' 'The Unknown Known,' And So Does the Doc

    Donald Rumsfeld stares straight at the camera and smiles a lot in "The Unknown Known," the latest single-interview documentary from Errol Morris, but his cheery demeanor never manages to convince. Revisiting turf he last explored with another portrait of a disgraced former defense secretary, the Osc...

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    Watch: Extended Clip From Errol Morris' Donald Rumsfeld Doc 'The Unknown Known' Playing Venice, Telluride & TIFF

    As Philip Glass can attest, Errol Morris has his proven motifs, whether thematically by his gaze on the subjective nature of facts or cinematically, with his signature interviewing style, but the “Thin Blue Line” filmmaker's next project find him actually repeating a government position as subject —...

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    Watch: Clip From Errol Morris' Donald Rumsfeld Doc 'The Unknown Known'

    We can't wait to see "The Unknown Known," Errol Morris' documentary about Donald Rumsfeld, which will make its North American premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

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    The 10 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2013 Venice Film Festival

    If you look at the release schedule for the next couple of weeks, it's clear that we're entering the late August/early September slow season. Half-formed young adult adaptations, thrillers that star Ethan Hawke because Nicolas Cage was unavailable, 3D boyband concert movies and a Riddick sequel, wit...

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    Errol Morris's Rumsfeld Doc Is Popular on the Fall Festival Circuit, But May Not Play the New York Film Festival

    Already one of the fall’s more eagerly anticipated films, “The Unknown Known” – Errol Morris’s take on the beloved Donald Rumsfeld, the very idea of which makes our toes curl -- seems poised to be the biggest doc of the season. Word is that the film has not only been invited to the Telluride and Tor...

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    Toronto Announces Documentary Titles: Frederick Wiseman, Claude Lanzmann, Errol Morris, Penn & Teller Among Highlights

    The Toronto International Film Festival last week began its annual series of program announcements that will eventually culminate in 250+ of the most anticipated films of the year screening in Canada's largest city this September. Last week saw the festival reveal a slew of narrative films that made...

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    New Films From Terry Gilliam, Hayao Miyazaki, David Gordon Green & Jonathan Glazer Top 70th Venice Film Festival Line-Up

    After a weighty first announcement for this year's TIFF earlier in the week, eyes turned across the Atlantic this morning to the reveal of the line-up for the 70th Venice Film Festival, which precedes Toronto by about a week. We already knew the festival was opening with Alfonso Cuaron's hotly-antic...

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    Watch: Werner Herzog & Errol Morris Discuss Must-See Doc 'The Act Of Killing'

    Over the weekend, this writer took in a screening of the new must-see doc "The Act Of Killing" which just opened at the Landmark Sunshine in NYC. The film has been picking up rave reviews at Berlin, SXSW and NDNF from nearly every outlet (currently 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and 89/100 on Metacritic) wi...

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    Review: Harrowing 'Act of Killing' Is the Most Unsettling Movie About Mass Murder Since 'Shoah'

    In Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing," a pair of gangsters responsible for murdering an untold number of suspected communists in the years following the 1965 overthrow of the Indonesian government get the chance to recount their experiences. At first showing no visible remorse, the men boast ...

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    Watch: Filmmaker Alex Cox Responds To Errol Morris' JFK Assassination Doc 'Umbrella Man'

    Throughout the career of documentarian Errol Morris, the writer/director has fiercely investigated the multiple truths to every event, whether in his own work or the support for others, as with Joshua Oppenheimer's “The Act of Killing.” Two years ago, he released a short film, through the New York T...

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