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This is the first I’m hearing about this movie.

‘The Report’: Torture Meets Truth in Obama’s Washington

 

 

I’m not convinced from the trailer or the review that anyone involved understands why it happened. The character acts like it’s some unforeseen consequence that they can’t prosecute the people they tortured, when in reality that was the reason for doing so in the first place. Cover-up was the motive, the 9/11 cover-up to be more specific. It is 9/11 being not what we were sold that is at the heart of all this, and not any of the gibberish that officials spout. It’s not about “saving American lives.” It’s not about “getting information.”

When they had Abu Zubaydah talking with FBI interrogators–spilling the beans on Saudi and Pakistani military ties–he started telling them too much, and the CIA moved in and … drum rolldidn’t do anything with him for a month and a half. Then the CIA started torturing him. If they were so keen to get info, they would have asked him questions during that initial month and a half. They tipped their hand. The point was cover-up. Period. They made everything secret and beyond the reach of Congress and the public by committing glaring war crimes. And we all know no one has the balls to prosecute the CIA for war crimes.

 

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Twisted Satire

Somewhere between Salo and Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, this surprising journey twists things around unexpectedly.

I found this story amazing and disturbing, but with gag moments thrown in to lighten the mood. It’s a very strange take down of the fascist mindset, by having a rogue fascist, a deserter no less, turn the tables and out-fascist the fascists.

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It kind of boggles the mind what Private Herold managed to accomplish, more so as we learn that this is a true story! 

The character gets darker and darker and darker. If that’s your kind of tale…

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Brilliant filmmaking, and the second I saw the trailer I knew this was my kind of movie.

This is a satirical drama from Iceland, and it’s also a great tour of Iceland. Locations span the gamut. It’s also tightly plotted with elements that all pay off by the end.

American films could do this kind of story, but they don’t.

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We have a real revolutionary, a one-woman army, and being a woman’s story, there’s also the mom angle. In this case she has to adopt, so if she’s caught as Iceland’s greatest industrial saboteur then that’s the end of her motherhood.

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I feel I’ve said enough already, and you’ll get the rest from the trailer. Funnily enough, there’s a selection of musicians that also follow her around making the soundtrack during the scenes! It’s utterly hilarious, particularly when the tuba player retweets some news. This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in 2019.

 

 

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Paul Jay on “Vice”

Posted: January 18, 2019 in -
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Wilkerson doesn’t seem to get 9/11.

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