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Monday, August 19 2013

A Man of Steel That Sinks Like Lead

Turning Superman into the übermensch, standing above humanity, espousing a new moral dictum in which 'might makes right', is a contradiction of the film's own logic, and a gross violation of the principles he has traditionally fought to protect.


Thursday, August 4 2011

‘Millennium People’: The Middle Class Catastrophe

J.G. Ballard’s helter-skelter novel of terrorism and bourgeois revolt is really an elegy for the fantasy of the comfortable and secured life.


Sunday, May 8 2011

‘Four Lions’ With a Ridiculous Roar

Chris Morris transcends the obstacles of the delicate subject matter of suicide bombers and creates a sharp satire.


Tuesday, February 8 2011

‘The Weekend’: Terrorism Without Any Terror

The Weekend is a light and superficial novel that side-steps the core issues of the subject matter, terrorism, leaving readers feeling still hungry after eating a full-course meal.


Tuesday, October 26 2010

‘The Oath’: American Intelligence Gets it Wrong

With The Oath, director Laura Poitras highlights the contradictions and failures of America's "war on terror".


Sunday, March 7 2010

The German Issue: Still Straddling the Berlin Wall

The German Issue provides us with a time capsule from a very different era, but so much of its content remains pertinent.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege ... And How We Can Be Safe Again by Tom Ridge

Determinedly apolitical, refreshingly willing to shoulder responsibility, folksy, even charming, Ridge is the good soldier dangerously close to living by blind faith in his superior officers.


Tuesday, May 8 2007

Turns out, ‘Civic Duty’ star Peter Krause has a soft side


Thursday, April 5 2007

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Hamid gives us the actions, we create the motives.


Wednesday, January 10 2007

The Road to Guantánamo (2006)

While the movie has been termed a "docudrama" for its mix of reenactments, interviews, and archival news footage, it is not nearly so easy or easygoing about "truth" as such a label suggests. The film's complex form corresponds to its story, in the sense that "truth" is precisely what troubles it.


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