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If former Vice President Dick Cheney has faults, he hasn't made himself aware of them.
In a trailer released Wednesday teasing an upcoming Showtime documentary about Cheney's life, the controversial former veep answers a number of personal questions, including, "What do you consider your main fault?"
After a lengthy deliberation, Cheney proves unable to put his finger on anything.
"Well, I don't spend a lot of time thinking about my faults I guess would be the answer," he says.
Cheney also claims that his favorite virtue is "integrity." He says he appreciates "honesty" and takes particular pleasure in fly fishing.
The film -- "The World According To Dick Cheney" -- is directed by R. J. Cutler and Greg Finton and is scheduled to be broadcast on Showtime on March 15. It was screened at Sundance Film Festival last month and has received mixed reviews. Some have criticized it for failing to »
- The Huffington Post
"History of the Eagles," a two-part documentary about the Eagles directed by Alison Ellwood ("Magic Trip") and produced by Alex Gibney, heads to Showtime on February 15th and 16th at 8pm after the first part had its world premiere at Sundance in January. The films piece together never-before-seen home movies, archival footage and new interviews with band members, as they reflect on their long and sometimes troubled history together. As one of them puts it, "It's just about a journey from innocence to experience." Read More: Showtime Picks Up Two New Music Docs For February, Both Featuring Mumford & Sons Showtime also premiered R.J. Cutler and Greg Finton’s “The World According to Dick Cheney” at Sundance, with plans to air it in the spring, and earlier this week announced plans to air "Mumford & Sons: The Road to Red Rocks" and "Big Easy Express" on February 1st and 8th. »
- Alison Willmore
"History of the Eagles," a two-part documentary about the Eagles directed by Alison Ellwood ("Magic Trip") and produced by Alex Gibney, heads to Showtime on February 15th and 16th at 8pm after the first part had its world premiere at Sundance in January. The films piece together never-before-seen home movies, archival footage and new interviews with band members, as they reflect on their long and sometimes troubled history together. As one of them puts it, "It's just about a journey from innocence to experience." Read More: Showtime Picks Up Two New Music Docs For February, Both Featuring Mumford & Sons Showtime also premiered R.J. Cutler and Greg Finton’s “The World According to Dick Cheney” at Sundance, with plans to air it in the spring, and earlier this week announced plans to air "Mumford & Sons: The Road to Red Rocks" and "Big Easy Express" on February 1st and 8th. ...
- Alison Willmore
Here is a complete listing of the films that were shown/covered by the Ioncinema.com team comprised of Nicholas Bell (Nb), Jordan M. Smith (Js) and Eric Lavallee (El). We’ll be populating this page up until March.
U.S. Dramatic Competition
C.O.G.- Kyle Patrick Alvarez: Js (★★ 1/2), Nb (★★ 1/2): Review
In A World… – Lake Bell: El (★★★): Review
- Eric Lavallee
Title: The World According to Dick Cheney Director: R.J. Cutler and Greg Finton There are some movie titles that can serve to instantly entice some prospective viewers and to instantly turn off others. That’s definitely the case with this documentary, which explores Dick Cheney’s long career in government. Directing duo R.J. Cutler and Greg Finton have worked on noted recent documentaries such as The September Issue and Waiting for Superman, respectively, and here they tackle one man with quite a reputation, painting a balanced portrait of his influence and contributions to American society over the decades. The film’s main argument, one which proves hard to refute after hearing testimonials, is [ Read More ]
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Showtime has acquired broadcast rights to Alison Ellwood’s comprehensive documentary “History of the Eagles,” which has yet to world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) produced the two-part effort, which will screen in the Documentary Premieres program. Ellwood has worked on Gibney's films as co-director and/or editor. Gibney has another film, a doc about Wikileaks, in the Sundance lineup. Using never-before-seen home movies, archival footage and new interviews with members of the best-selling, long-running band, Ellwood pieces together both the history and the legacy of their music. Showtime plans to air both parts in February (only Part 1 is on show in Park City), on the 15th and 16th. Showtime also has R.J. Cutler and Greg Finton’s “The World According to Dick Cheney” showing at Sundance. The company plans to air the doc sometime in the Spring. »
- Anne Thompson and Jay Fernandez
Park City — Critical (though never aggressive) in its script but a pushover in the interviewer's chair, R.J. Cutler and Greg Finton's The World According to Dick Cheney offers a respectable summation of the former vice president's career but reveals little if anything we don't already know. A film that would need to offer insight, new facts or provocation to make sense at this moment in history instead has a single effect: To ratchet up expectations for Errol Morris' forthcoming Donald Rumsfeld picture, with the hope-against-hope that Morris, who has elicited so many self-revelations in his
- John DeFore
Early on in the documentary The World According to Dick Cheney, the former vice president makes it clear that he won't be apologizing for any of the controversies that clouded his four-decade political career. "If you want to be loved, go be a movie star," Cheney says, the first of several times he indicates that he believes the tough, sometimes politically-damaging choices he made throughout his career were in the best interest of the country he served. Directors R. J. Cutler and Greg Finton begin the film with a biographical section that explores Cheney's early years -- meeting eventual wife
- Daniel Miller
Park City, Utah – Here I am in Park City, Utah. Well, sort of. The truth is that I’ve been allowed to see a number of 2013 Sundance Film Festival films early, either screening in Chicago or streaming online. Some will merely be scattered through my coverage, as I won’t mention them till they premiere, but a vast majority premiere on the first full day of the fest, January 18, 2013. And so I’m writing this before I head to Sundance but know that for the next few days, HollywoodChicago.com will be your source for actual on-the-ground coverage of the most important film festival in the United States. Most films will be covered the day after their premiere (since, well, I need to see ‘em) but I was lucky enough to get out in front of these select few.
The films I’ve seen that premiere today, January 18, are mostly »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Park City, Utah — It's that time of year again when a tiny ski-resort town becomes the place to be for anyone in show business – stars and directors, distribution executives, musicians, unknown filmmakers hoping that people might want to hear the stories they tell.
Opening Thursday, the Sundance Film Festival takes over Park City for a week and a half every January. Anything resembling a theater is booked with screenings. Directors and their casts trudge snowy streets to introduce films and do interviews. Bars and restaurants are stuffed with people talking deals, or just talking about something crazy or unexpected they just saw on screen.
"It's almost like Burning Man. Once a year, this tiny little town that then transforms itself into kind of a crazy film city for 10 days out of the year," said writer-director Lynn Shelton, a Sundance regular ("Humpday," "Your Sister's Sister") who returns this year with "Touchy Feely, »
10 items from 2013
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