Film Review: Tarnished Tiara

<p>In <i>Tabloid</i>, documentary genius Errol Morris applies the same investigative spirit seen in his films <i>The Thin Blue Line</i> and <i>The Fog of War</i> to less weighty subject matter: the strange case of Joyce McKinney. The former Miss Wyoming made headlines in the 1970s for allegedly kidnapping and raping a Mormon man, and she becomes a focal point for a familiar Morris concern, the fickle nature of truth. (Is McKinney a sexual predator or a devoted lover?) The movie is a ribald ride through the worlds of scandal sheets and sensationalist media, as entertaining and engaging as its source material.</p>
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