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  • iffr: bitter lake
    Adam Curtis' new documentary got a world cinema premiere at IFFR as part of the Signals: Everyday Propaganda program. In his trademark style, narrated as a history of idea
  • speer
    On April 9, 1944, The Observer published a profile of Albert Speer , "dictator of the Nazi industry". Speer, who had started his career as Hitler's architect, had by then
  • lti: lingua tertii imperii
    Words can be like tiny doses of arsenic: they are swallowed unnoticed, appear to have no effect, and then after a little time the toxic reaction sets in after all. It is t
  • terribly surprised
    George Steiner's ' In Bluebeard's Castle ', subtitled 'Some Notes Towards the Redefinition of Culture' (1971) is a dense, searching and oldfashionedly erudite investigatio
  • waltz with bashir & lebanon
    Warning: some spoilers ahead. Though, really, all this is history. Two recent films from Israel, ' Waltz with Bashir ' (2008) and ' Lebanon ' (2009), deal with the country
  • son of babylon
    A standout at the International Istanbul Film Festival - which otherwise seemed to be a rather tame affair - was the Iraqi film ' Son of Babylon ', directed by Mohamed Al
  • illusions
    Another classic but lesser-known Billy Wilder film, ' A Foreign Affair ' (1948) was criticized when it came out for "moral bankruptcy", but seeing it today it's the film's
  • the game of war
    For those with enough time on their hands: check out Guy Debord 's 'The Game of War', now made into a computer game by RSG under the title ' Kriegspiel ' (beta version; re
  • the good soldier švejk
    ' The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War ' is the full title of Jaroslav Hašek 's satirical masterpiece, left incomplete by his premature de
  • the shock doctrine
    What to think of this short film by Alfonso Cuarón and Naomi Klein , ' The Shock Doctrine '? Without having read the book of the same title that the film is meant to intro
  • war and peace
    A "loose baggy monster" Henry James once called Leo Tolstoy 's ' War and Peace '. At over 1300 pages, with no clearly defined plot and featuring some 500 characters, it ce
  • la tigre e la neve
    Maybe it's too easy to dismiss Roberto Benigni 's ' La Tigre e la Neve ' ('The Tiger and the Snow') as ' La Vita è Bella ' ('Life is Beautiful') in Iraq. But the similarit
  • iffr: turtles can fly
    "Turtles Can Fly" is Kurdish director Bahman Ghobadi 's new film (after "A Time for Drunken Horses"), and the first film to be made in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussei
  • iffr: midwinter night's dream
    The most powerful film at the Rotterdam Film Festival so far comes from Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic. "Midwinter Night's Dream" is a bleak yet sensitive drama set in
  • jihad?
    To Westerners [the word jihad ] conjures scenes of screaming fanatics being egged into war by promises that they will be instantly transported to heaven if they are slain.
  • politics & theatre
    Is the current political farce in the USA and elsewhere leading theatre writers/directors to make equally onesided, hollow statements, robbed of any nuance? It seems that

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