common thread here is that both teens and the elderly are totally shafted in most mainstream representations: the former are glorified as brain-dead, oversexed consumers, full of MSN speak and limited vision; and the latter are relegated to backdrop decoration, expected to provide occasional barbs and hilariously eccentric behavior. These docs do a lot to right that balance of perception, giving the young and old alike a humanizing look that is woefully lacking at the multiplex.
5. The War In Iraq: Documentary Wins Playing in the Premiere category was Kimberly Pierce’s eagerly awaited STOP-LOSS, but anticipation quickly melted into yet another disappointing feature about the Iraq war.
Fiction features on the subject are floundering, unable to move past the rather pat assertion that “war is hell” or bogged down by their blind dedication to