Every documentary I have seen (or at least can recall seeing) ranked. This list will constantly be updated and rearranged
A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.
[✓] a beauty queen
[✓] nun disguises
[✓] alleged rape of a man by a woman
[ ] me having any clue what actually happened
I need to watch more Errol Morris documentaries.
I usually decide pretty quickly when hearing someone talk or learning about a story such as the saga explored in TABLOID what the truth is. People tend to project innocence or guilt, especially when certain things don't quite seem right. For example, when Joyce McKinney says "Thank God for all those years of drama school," that sets off a mini alarm. On the other hand, there's Mormonism, which is pretty strange. And not in an I'm-just-ignorant sort of way...it really is unusual. Then again, Joyce reports her IQ as being over 160, but her image is projected as a pretty blonde dummy. Something about that seems off. But wait, he just disappeared one day without even saying goodbye? Stop, hold…
Errol Morris is the undoubted king of documentaries and he has found a great story not only in the salacious material and a central character that is pure cinematic gold but also in the timely warning of how far the tabloid press will go in uncovering a story no matter how morally dubious their means or motives are. Joyce McKinney, the woman at the heart of the story, is an unreliable but fascinating figure. She appears to be a complete fantasist who was desperate for attention until she discovered the attention came at a price. Whilst she undoubtedly makes for compelling viewing there is a mean spirited quality to the documentary. Although providing a platform for her interpretation of events…
Mad as a box of frogs, but amazing. That picture of her dressed as a nun is fucking fabulous
vibrante filme sobre la imposibilidad de la verdad y la posibilidad de la clonación de perritos.
Errol Morris' Tabloid is one reason (out of many) that I love documentaries. Sure truth is often stranger than fiction... but how confidently are we able to delve into this supposed truth - especially one that is just so bat-shit preposterous? Indeed Morris, through a series of interviews, works on teasing out the details of this truly peculiar story that only gets weirder and weirder. However, by revealing these specifics only through those involved and not interrupting with his own perspective on the ordeal, he keeps the story ambiguous on all levels and, thus, sensational. In essence, the documentary works to highlight the media's role in spotlighting Ms. McKinney's controversial life, along with the perplexities in getting deeply involved with…
Very well made documentary about an obsessive crazy person who can't stop acting out, yet claims to hate the spotlight. Not much beyond the surface level for this doc, but it's a fun story well told.
A wonderful kind of story you couldn't make up if you tried, Morris uses a bunch of interesting techniques to jazz up this documentary.
He's found a fascinating and charismatic subject, but the film starts to fade towards the end as it tries to find a satisfying end point.
Pretty interesting, but not so fulfilling
Deftly constructed. Expertly produced. Eerie as fuck.
Bit niche, but enjoyable.
Joyce McKinney could only be a real person, nobody's creative enough to invent someone like her
I have only recently made my introduction to the work of Errol Morris, and he has very quickly become one of my favorite film makers.
'Tabloid' is a fascinating look at one of the most bazaar stories I have ever seen. Totally gripping and entertaining... I am just not sure that this film carries the weight that some of Morris' other films do.
This is the most recent release I've seen of Morris' films, having only seen 'The Thin Blue Line', 'Vernon, Florida', and 'Gates of Heaven'. So the most interesting part, to me, was to see how his style had evolved over more than 20 years.
The world's gone mad. Don't believe anything you hear. Well, at least if it's attached to a tabloid.
I've been laid up after wisdom teeth surgery and watching a lot of documentaries. So far this is the most entertaining of the bunch—not a dull moment.
Entretenidisimo documental; ha hecho que una historia que no me interesa en lo mas mínimo me resulte interesante, curiosa y divertida.
Muy bueno el detalle de colocar los puntos de vista de todos los involucrados y las entrevistas resultan la mar de entretenidas, ademas de tener algunos trucos visuales y de montaje que la hacen bastante llevadera, al final no he podido dejar de sentir un poco de lastima por la Joyce McKinney, vaya personaje.
- For All Mankind
- 102 Minutes That Changed America
- Into Eternity
- The Village
- The House of the Devil
- I'm Still Here
- The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Handsome poster art.
- Mondo Cane
- The Moon And The Sledgehammer
- Grey Gardens
- Gates of Heaven
- The Late, Great Planet Earth