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Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Mind's Eye Oliver Sacks Alfred A. Knopf: 270 pp., $26.95 Oliver Sacks has built a reputation on exploring the medical mysteries of individual patients to illuminate the larger mysteries of human experience. "The Mind's Eye," a collection of essays...
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Driven, cerebral and pugnacious, Robert S. McNamara was the preeminent policymaker behind the massive buildup of American forces in Vietnam between 1964 and 1968. As Defense secretary for two administrations, he wielded blizzards of facts and figures to...
Associated PressKaren Schmeer, an award-winning film editor who worked on many of Errol Morris' documentaries, including "The Fog of War," was struck and killed by a getaway car speeding from a New York City drugstore robbery on Friday, police and her mother said. She...
By the 1980s, Philip Glass had earned a healthy reputation working in the concert hall, art films and the theater. That didn't mean he slid easily into Hollywood. "When I first started doing Hollywood films," Glass, 72, said by phone from his home in New...
Times Movie Critic"STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE" is not the first documentary on Iraq. It's not the first film on America's embrace of torture as a weapon of choice. It's not even the first picture to focus on the notorious Abu Ghraib prison. What it is is the first time...
“The Gatekeepers” offers an informative yet impassioned look at the tensions that have made the two-state solution — in which Israelis and Palestinians would live as neighbors, not adversaries — an elusive goal. Director Dror...
Outside the realm of extremists, of which there is no shortage in the bloody Israeli/Palestinian morass, few would suggest an easy solution to anything in the Middle East. Remarkably, however, given the six different personalities and viewpoints...
"My kids know that when we go to Shabbat dinner with my parents, there will be a fight. Always. All the time, a fight." Dror Moreh, Israeli-born director of the formidable new documentary "The Gatekeepers," is speaking of his family, of growing up...
***1/2 (out of four) Pure and simple: See “The Imposter” and argue about it. This one’s a thinker that deserves the thought. First-time feature director Bart Layton’s documentary depicts a story that’s bizarre at best and...
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Photographic Memory Nov. 16, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org Ross McElwee's documentaries aren't always easy to watch. There are painful silences, awkward blank stares into the camera, and moments where people...
CNNJoe McGinniss could not believe his eyes. The man he saw in a North Carolina courtroom last week was stooped and shackled, hardly the same smooth and swaggering Jeffrey MacDonald who had told his story so many years ago. To say the author and the...
Tags: Sarah Palin, Criminals, Prisons, U.S. Army, Game Shows (genre)
One of the first things you notice during the opening credits of "Sleepwalk with Me" is a producing acknowledgment that reads simply: "In association with WBEZ Chicago's This American Life." Chicago's largest public radio station is in the movie...
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