Take the Blue Pill

Waltz With Bashir, an animated movie about memory and Israel’s 1982 war in Lebanon, looks compelling, and reviews have been positive.  Andrew O’Hehir, in his Beyond the Multiplex blog at Salon, writes that the movie’s depiction of “war as a bad acid trip” is, “stunning”, “…the year’s most singular visionary experience available at the movies, and catapults Folman from the obscurity of Israeli TV onto the world stage.” The New York Times’ reviewer A.O. Scott notes that it’s “by no means the world’s only animated documentary… But [Director] Folman has gone further, creating something that is not only unique but also exemplary, a work of astonishing aesthetic integrity and searing moral power.” Listen to the Salon podcast with Ari Folman here.

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