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Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011)

Directed by: Nick Broomfield

3 stars

This documentary begins with an unsuccessful attempt by Broomfield to get an interview with Palin herself, and returns to the attempt a few times over the 90 minutes running time.  The amount of time spent on this is one of two weaknesses with the film, the other, more serious one, being an increasingly obvious partisanship on the film-maker’s part. Read more

Duch: Master of the Forges of Hell (2011)

Directed by: Catherine Dussart

3 stars

S21. 6 heads. 29 arrests. Prisoner 261.  12,380 executed. 1.8 million killed.

Numbers dominate this documentary about the work, from 1975-1979, of Kaing Guek Eav, a.k.a. Comrade Duch, in prison camp S21 in Cambodia during Pol Pot’s reign of madness. Read more