Algeria is still a country I’d like to understand a whole lot better, but this is a very good (albeit long) video report to start with - it really explains a lot.
Sometimes, when I read about the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, I cannot help but think it is some weird Monty Python kind of reality, even if what I’m reading is very gruesome. Some of the rules and customs are just that absurd.
This is the first time I’ve had that feeling when watching a video, even [...]
I am finally up to date with my film diary *grin* Which means I haven’t watched any films in over 2 weeks - my BA project is really taking too much of my time *sigh* No wonder I have withdrawal symptoms from not watching enough films…
Ballet Shoes (UK, 2007)
Seen: Tuesday, 11th August 2009 (DVD)
Public Enemies (USA, 2009)
Seen: Saturday, 8th August 2009
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard
Production House: Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Forward Pass, Misher Films, Tribeca Productions, Appian Way
Plot: (from imdb)
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming [...]
Below is an interview with Andre Morgan, nowadays a big Hollywood producer. He basically introduced martial arts into Hollywood in the 1970s. It’s the most hilarious “how to break into Hollywood” story I’ve ever heard lol
20 years ago, 20 million Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians joined hands to form an almost unbroken 650 kilometre long human chain. This was meant as a symbolic protest against their occupation by Soviet Russia.
The BBFC very rarely outright rejects films nowadays, but it’s made an exception for Grotesque - a Japanese horror movie:
BBFC director David Cooke has stated: ‘‘Unlike other recent ‘torture’-themed horror works, such as the Saw and Hostel series, Grotesque features minimal narrative or character development and presents the audience with little more than an unrelenting [...]
Two Muslim women murdered. One killed when protesting against the regime in Iran, the other stabbed in a German courtroom for being Muslim. Which one receives a lot of coverage and which one receives hardly any at all?
This report made me think how odd it is that I know about women having to have their hair covered and all that in certain Muslim communities and yet I never realized the same was true for some Jewish communities…