“Children are like glass”: The Terrorism of Heart and Home in OF FATHERS AND SONS

Talal Derki’s intense documentary dives deep into the dark heart of terrorism to explore how radical belief swallows entire bloodlines whole.

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The Pre-9/11 Paranoia of Arlington Road

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”

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Civic Duty: Paranoid Delusion in Post 9/11 America

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”

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