Dirty Wars - 3 stars out of 10
“Dirty Wars” is that yearly documentary that examines some alleged injustices practiced by the Unites States Armed Forces in the wars overseas. While Jeremy Scahill’s findings are interesting, I could not help but feel that he was holding back information to keep his arguments strong. I suppose it is the difference between an informative documentary and a persuasive documentary, the former providing all of the facts to allow you to draw a conclusion and the latter limiting its facts to the ones that will support its argument. I am okay with a documentarian presenting their argument but in this case, it seems irresponsible to paint our forces in such a malicious manner. The film has been nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature but, when compared to a film like “The Act of Killing,” it really has no business in the Oscars; in fact, I believe that this documentary has been nominated for its political message instead of its quality.