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Film, "The House I Live In": The Straight Dope

"The House I Live In": The Straight Dope

The winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at Sundance, Eugene Jarecki's The House I Live In, an occasionally muddled disquisition on the colossal failure of the war on drugs, rehashes much that will be familiar to even the…
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Film, "Freakonomics": Morgan Spurlock, Alex Gibney, and others make shorts based on the pop-math book

"Freakonomics": Morgan Spurlock, Alex Gibney, and others make shorts based on the pop-math book

A quartet of uneven TV pilots posing as a full-length documentary, Seth Gordon's anthology, Freakonomics, pulls case studies from Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt's bestselling book of pop-math and hands them over to famous doc filmmakers to make their own.…
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Film, Blood Business

Blood Business

In his 1961 farewell address, President Eisenhower warned Americans that an insidious new force was taking hold in the country. He called it the "military-industrial complex." Born of necessity during the Second World War, this once valuable conjunction of the…
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