review for Grolsch FilmWorks grolschfilmworks.com/ca/reviews/dirty-wars
"When I first visited Gardez, I had no idea where this story would lead me. I didn't know just how much the world had changed. Or how much the journey would change me."
This voice-over, coming from investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill towards the end of Dirty Wars, neatly summarises the process of discovery that both he, and hopefully we, have undergone during the course of the film. The documentary begins in 2010, with Scahill embedded…
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for Grolsch FilmWorks grolschfilmworks.com/ca/reviews/lff-2013-all-cheerleaders-die
Before Chris Sivertson and Lucky McKee became, separately, the best big-screen adaptors of Jack Ketchum's writings – the former with The Lost (2006), the latter with Red (2008) and The Woman (2011) – the two writer/directors debuted together with a little-seen, shot-on-video feature All Cheerleaders Die (2001), where a battle of the sexes between football jocks and pom pom dancers was bloodily realised through bear traps, witchcraft and necromantic grudges.
Now the filmmakers have reunited with…