A Town Called Panic, Most Dangerous Man in America @ Slant

Alright, it’s catch up time here at Match Cuts. Forgive the long layover, but a host of reviews and non-film jobs have taken my attention elsewhere. I plan on posting original material here on Soldonz’s Life During Wartime, Dolan’s I Killed My Mother, Lanthimos’ Dogtooth, Demme’s Manchurian Candidate, and Assayas’ Late August, Early September, hopefully sooner than later.

But first, this week at Slant Magazine I reviewed the DVD releases of the wonderfully zany and inventive animated film A Town Called Panic and the disappointing, very conventional documentary The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. Each has interesting moments, but only one fulfills their true potential as a work of art.