Brilliant documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, whose works include The Fog of War, Standard Operating Procedure, and The Thin Blue Line, returns with a more unique film addition to his canon. His new film Tabloid seems to avoid the military analysis that Morris offers in most of his films and instead look at the very nature of journalism itself. The film was well-received last fall at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals with Slant calling it “a truly disturbing work.”
This summer has yet to see a truly fantastic documentary and I have high hopes for this Morris film being the answer. Oscar prospects are uncertain, but if it is received in the mainstream as well as it was in the Festival circuit, it sounds like a no-brainer for at least a Best Documentary nomination. Read the synopsis below and check out the trailer after that. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments!
Trailer and Synopsis are from iTunes Trailers.
Thirty years before the antics of Lindsay, Paris and Britney, Joyce McKinney made her mark as a peerless tabloid queen. In TABLOID, Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Errol Morris (THE FOG OF WAR) follows the salacious adventures of this beauty queen with an IQ of 168, whose single-minded devotion to the man of her dreams leads her on a labyrinthine crusade for love. Down a surreal rabbit hole of kidnapping, masochistic Mormons, risque photography, magic underwear, celestial sex, jail time and a cloning laboratory in South Korea, Joyce’s fantastic exploits were constant headlines.