Talal Derki’s intense documentary dives deep into the dark heart of terrorism to explore how radical belief swallows entire bloodlines whole.
Bonello’s film quietly satirises a dangerous subject, providing no answers, only important questions.
Arlington Road. 1999. Directed by Mark Pellington. Screenplay by Ehren Kruger. Starring Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Hope Davis, Robert Gossett, Mason Gamble, Spencer Treat Clark, Stanley Anderson, Viviane Vives, Lee Stringer, Darryl Cox, & Loyd Catlett. Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment/Arlington Road Productions Corporation/Gorai & Samuelson Productions. Rated R. 117 minutes. Crime/Drama/Thriller ★★★★ There areContinue reading “The Pre-9/11 Paranoia of Arlington Road”
Civic Duty. 2006. Directed by Jeff Renfroe. Screenplay by Andrew Lanter. Starring Peter Krause, Kari Matchett, Ian Tracey, & Richard Schiff. Christal Films/Sepia Films/Landslide Pictures/Movie Central. Rated 14A. 95 minutes. Drama/Thriller ★★★★ Jeff Renfroe’s first debut feature One Point O is a thriller built on mystery and paranoia, so it’s no surprise Civic Duty is similarlyContinue reading “Civic Duty: Paranoid Delusion in Post 9/11 America”