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Oscar Movie Preview: No End in Sight for Best Documentary

As part of my coverage of this year's Oscars, I'll be posting the trailers for as many of the Best Documentary and Best Foreign Film nominees as I can find. Since it's often harder to see these films in theaters, it's nice to at least get a taste of them before Oscar night — not to mention that it might help you when you fill out your Oscar ballot.


As I've mentioned, four of this year's five Best Documentary nominees — all but Michael Moore's Sicko — deal with war in one way or another. No End in Sight takes a very direct approach, investigating the reasons behind the US government's invasion of Iraq and the war's subsequent effects on the country. Filmmaker Charles Ferguson interviewed several high-ranking officials and ambassadors in his effort to piece together what caused Iraq's descent into chaos, creating both this film and a related book from the information he uncovered. Interestingly, Alex Gibney, whose own Taxi to the Dark Side is also nominated, served as this film's executive producer. Good year for him!

The film looks to be a very methodical dissection of what happened in the leadup to war, letting the decisions and outcomes speak for themselves. It's available on DVD now, and you can watch the trailer and a clip from the film if you read more.

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

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