DVD Review: South of the Border
By: Dan Lybarger
Posted: October 25, 2010 10:51 PM
Because of his fondness of conspiracies and selective presentations of fact in his narrative movies (sorry Doors fans, they weren’t going to play Woodstock anyway), it’s easy to pigeonhole Oliver Stone as a loon with a camera.
At his best, however, Stone can help viewers discover viable alternatives to the official versions of history and current events. Much of the recent coverage of South America in our domestic media has been superficial and shoddy. So his recent documentary South of the Border offers a perspective that is occasionally enlightening and often convincing. It’s also refreshing to see Stone demonstrating a much-needed sense of humor.