Remembering Tilikum: the public impact of documentary ‘Blackfish’

Cutting Room Floor

About a week ago, in the early hours of Jan. 6, Tilikum — Seaworld’s best-known orca and the star of Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s 2013 documentary “Blackfish” — died at age 36. Captured wild in Icelandic waters, Tilikum was long known as the notorious perpetrator of three homicides over a period of
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Looking into Rumsfeld’s ‘knowns’ in new documentary

Though the “The Unknown Known” tries to compose a meaningful portrait of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld through an interview between him and director Errol Morris, the documentary unfolds at Rumsfeld’s leisure. In the film, Rumsfeld claims to be a simple and virtuous man whose amazing career merely
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