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Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

Looking Back on the Great and the Good

 I don’t call my picks of the year the “best,” but I do play favorites. To any critic compiling a “best-of” list, I demand: define “best.” Most can’t define anything at all, including their criteria for choosing the year’s top movies. I don’t pretend to know what’s best but I can measure the ability of films
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
 “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one,” Lance Armstrong tells documentarian Alex Gibney, but even that admission is probably untrue. The Armstrong Lie is an unflinching look at the career of cycling’s
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
“I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one,” Lance Armstrong tells documentarian Alex Gibney, but even that admission is probably untrue. The Armstrong Lie is an unflinching look at the career of cycling
11.29.2013 | 140 days ago | Posted at 10:17 AM

Alex Gibney’s Documentary on Pedophile Priests

By David Luhrssen
  Good work had been done for many years at St. John’s School for the Deaf in Milwaukee. But in 1950, a predator entered the school’s wooded grounds in the form of its new director, Father Lawrence Murphy. The outside world saw him as a charismatic fundraiser. Inside the institution, Murphy was a pedophile using his position of power to prey on hundreds of boys in his c...
10.19.2012 | | Posted at 10:06 AM
By David Luhrssen
  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright turned his many years of covering the Middle East and many contacts with real or reputed terrorists into his bestseller, Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. He adapted the book into a staged monologue, My Trip to Al-Qaeda, which Oscar winning director Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) transformed int...

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