Errol Morris, the beloved documentarian currently promoting his nonfiction film Tabloid, about a famous British tabloid story involving the alleged kidnapping and female-on-male rape of a Mormon missionary, is planning ahead. He’s collaborating with Ira Glass on a film based on Sam Shaw’s This American Life report–”one of the best things that they’ve done—that’s Read More
Who are this year’s Media Mensches? Meet The New York Times‘ Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson, director Errol Morris, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux’s Lorin Stein, and 60 Minutes‘ Jeffrey Fager.
Felix Gillette looks at CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips, "a seasoned, London-based reporter. But he is Read More
Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
Chairman of the New York Times Co., publisher of The New York Times
In the middle of November 2008, at a time when the New York Times Company stock number was falling off the face of the earth, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. was in the ballroom at the Read More
We woke up Monday morning to a pretty big surprise: the funniest-naked-breakup-scene movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall did not take top box office honors last weekend. That spot went to The Forbidden Kingdom (Tag line: “The path is unsafe. The place is unknown. The journey is unbelievable.” Read: boy movie), which features Jet Li and Jackie Read More
The Tribeca Film Festival just unveiled the line-up for its Spotlight, Showcase and Restored/Rediscovered sections, which include titles by Jose Padilha, Julian Schnabel, Harmony Korine, Guy Maddin and Tom Kalin, and world premieres from Peter Tolin and Adam Yauch. Director Julian Schnabel’s new film Lou Reed’s Berlin, a documentary about Mr. Reed playing his Berlin Read More
I know that my recent near-arrest in front of C.I.A. headquarters will not go down as one of the landmark events in the history of espionage. Certainly it pales into insignificance next to recent developments: the warrantless N.S.A. surveillance, George Tenet’s W.M.D. “slam dunk.” But there may be a metaphorical connection, however remote.
True, it’s Read More
Nancy Meyers’ Something’s Gotta Give , from her own screenplay, plays like an old-fashioned star vehicle disguised as a dissertation on the battle against aging and its eternal gender warfare. As befits the limitless grandiosity of the season, Something’s Gotta Give qualifies as an epic sex comedy full of contemporary nymphs and satyrs. Jack Nicholson Read More
Errol Morris seemed a little worried on his recent visit to New York, but I don’t think he should be. He seemed a bit concerned about how people will perceive his new film about Robert McNamara, The Fog of War , which will have its New York premiere as the “centerpiece” film of the upcoming Read More
“I didn’t want to make a movie proving the world is round,” Errol Morris keeps telling me. And “For my next movie I’m going to prove the sky is blue.” Things like that. And I can understand the source of his concern. His new film, Mr. Death , is more than a refutation of Holocaust Read More
Wednesday, Feb. 10
Errol Morris, everyone’s favorite tormented documentarian, darling of this year’s Sundance Film Festival with his new film Mr. Death , has a dirty secret. He not only works for Truth and Knowledge, but for Wieden & Kennedy, not to mention Chiat-Day, the two firms that handle the advertising for Miller High Read More