Third Rail Projects turns the Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center into a haunted house of theatrical ego.
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DECEMBER 27, 2013
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DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
2013 - MORRIS MOTEL, LLC
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By BEN BRANTLEY - Monday Jun 19, 2017
- Every Errol Morris Documentary Ranked, From ‘Gates of Heaven’ to ‘The B-Side’ (Photos)
By Brian Welk, provided by
- Sunday Jul 2, 2017
The master of absurd and idiosyncratic documentaries, Errol Morris said of his first film that, “to love the absurdity of people is not to ridicule them but to embrace on some level how desperate life is for each and every one of us.”All 11 of his documentaries ranked here, including his latest “The B-Side” out today, are challenging and hilarious films that have shaped fiction and non-fiction movies alike.With “The Unknown Known,” Morris goes down the same rabbit hole as in “The Fog of War,” but he has to contend with Donald Rumsfeld’s elliptical, oxymoronic reasoning as he tries to justify going into Afghanistan hunting for WMDs that were never there.Morris exposed the horrors of abuse and torture at Abu Ghraib, but he’s fascinated by the surreal psychology of the prison guards and soldiers that caused everyone to keep their mouths shut for so long.[...] just as we start to admire and respect the guy’s principles and attention to detail, he’s called in to testify on behalf of a Holocaust denier, casting everything about his expertise into doubt.Possibly Morris’s most sensationalized film and easily his most fun, “Tabloid” tells the story of the bubbly Joyce McKinney and the “Manacled Mormon” that in the ’70s became the stuff of gossip rag lore.How could you not laugh at the hilariously morbid anecdote of a cat caught in the dryer or the old woman with silver hair cackling at her little dog? “Gates of Heaven” took “cinema verite” norms and chucked them out the window, finding absurd reality in the oddest of places.What makes it unique is it takes great pains to see the world through McNamara’s eyes, even reflecting on a fascinating analogy about how a carton of eggs led to the proliferation of seat belts.Morris set the table for the genre and redefined how we approach truth in storytelling, challenging an unwritten rule about filming re-imagined scenes in a documentary.
- ‘Detroit’ Review: Kathryn Bigelow Powerfully Connects Historic Riots to Modern Discord
By Claudia Puig, provided by
- Sunday Jul 23, 2017
A report of gunfire near a National Guard staging area propelled Detroit police and Michigan state troopers, as well as a private security guard, to search the nearby Algiers Motel.The film incorporates historical record and personal accounts with dialogue written by Mark Boal, the screenwriter with whom Bigelow collaborated on “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”Bigelow, cinematographer Barry Ackroyd (“The Big Short”) and editor William Goldenberg (“Argo”) intercut existing archival footage with fluid, unobtrusive documentary-style visuals, intensifying the power and authenticity of the narrative and the viewer’s personal connection to it.Anthony Mackie (who also starred in “Hurt Locker”) is terrific as a courageous hotel guest accused of being a pimp because of his friendship with two young white women, who police insist are prostitutes.Bigelow’s explosive film is all the more emotionally charged because of her close examination of the abuse of power by white cops, led by the callous and malevolent officer Philip Krauss, played chillingly by Will Poulter (“We’re the Millers”).The riots — and the night of terror inside the Algiers Motel — are an American tragedy, whose reverberations continued to be felt: in Los Angeles in 1992, in Ferguson in 2014, in Baltimore in 2015, and in far too many individual clashes between white police officers and black men.The trial of the abusive police officers is featured in the final third of the film.Cinematically, she takes a fascinating route toward that goal: a direct path from the riots to an intense look at the Algiers Motel incident, as it unfolded and in the subsequent trial.(The film’s Motown-heavy score is a fantastic addition.) Meanwhile, we see people looting, setting buildings on fire, throwing Molotov cocktails.Weighty context informs “Detroit” throughout, reminding viewers of lasting, unresolved racial injustice in the U.S. Decades of bigotry, discrimination and prejudice loom large as we watch the film.
- Dan Loeb buys a chunk of Nestle, blasts ‘staid’ culture
By Carleton English - Monday Jun 26, 2017
Dan Loeb just placed his biggest bet ever on a chocolate company. The activist investor’s hedge fund Third Point LLC amassed a $3.5 billion stake in Nestle, the world’s largest packaged foods company, representing roughly 1.25 percent of the Swiss-based company’s shares. Loeb is hoping to reinvigorate the brand amid changing food tastes as well...
- Errol Morris’ ‘The B-Side’ Captures The Master Of A Dying Art At Work
By Keith Phipps - Tuesday Jun 27, 2017
Morris' latest is a portrait of his photographer friend Elsa Dorfman and the antiquated camera she's used for decades.
- Brett Gardner’s slam propels Yankees past 1st-place Astros
By George A. King III - Saturday Jul 1, 2017
HOUSTON — Clint Frazier will be the latest, but certainly not the last, Yankees prospect to make it to the major leagues this year when he arrives from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday. Acquired with lefty pitcher Justus Sheffield for Andrew Miller from the Indians last July, the right-handed hitting outfielder will find a team crushed...