Thursday, September 20, 2012

Documentary Fortnight

While my reviews from the last two weeks didn't exclusively cover documentaries, the majority of them did. Of special interest is Tears of Gaza, Vibeke L√łkkeberg's uncompromising look at the aftermath of Israel's Operation Cast Lead offensive. Also of note, my take on Woody Allen's latest, To Rome with Love.

Tears of Gaza (Slant)
Hellbound? (Slant)
To Rome with Love (Little White Lies)
Liberal Arts (Village Voice)
The Other Dream Team (Time Out New York)
Snowman's Land (Time Out New York)
Step Up to the Plate (Time Out New York)
They Call it Myanmar (Time Out New York)

1 comment:

Maria Maria said...

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