Manipulation

The Pentagon Papers (2003) Director: Rod Holcomb Actors: James Spader, Claire Forlani, Paul Giamatti Runtime: 92 min The protagonist of the movie is Daniel Ellsberg, a remarkable young analyst, who is the subject of the U.S. Cold War ideology of spreading liberal-democratic values and the threat of a communist ‘domino effect’. His greatest wish is …

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Some Mother’s Son (1996) Director: Terry George Actors: Helen Mirren, Aidan Gillen, John Lynch Runtime: 112 min This is story about the 1981. hunger strike of Irish political prisoners and the events that accompanied it. One of the main causes of conflict in Northern Ireland was discrimination against Catholics (Irish) by ruling Protestants (British loyalists). …

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Director: Tomas Alfredson Actors: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy Runtime: 127 min At the very top of the British intelligence agency MI6 is a Soviet double agent. Or maybe not? Very complex and dynamic espionage thriller set in the middle of the 1970s. From the beginning of the movie, …

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The Rum Diary (2011) Director: Bruce Robinson Actors: Johnny Depp Runtime: 120 min This movie was made as homage to Hunter S. Thompson, based on his semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. A young writer in search of work and inspiration arrives in Puerto Rico and begins working for the local newspaper. Condemned to write …

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Taxi To The Dark Side (2007) Director: Alex Gibney Runtime: 106 min After 9/11, the U.S. administration and the CIA decided that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to persons who are suspected of having links with terrorism. This film examines the brutal psychological molestation and physical torture of detainees in U.S. military prisons at …

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Ceský sen (2004) Director: Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda Runtime: 90 min Two students of film directing decided to organize a marketing campaign for the opening of a non-existent hypermarket and over 2000 people show up on the opening day. Throughout the film we see the process of image creation and advertising to the public, the …

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The Shock Doctrine (2009) Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom Runtime: 82 min The economic doctrine that glorifies the free market and deregulation, widely known as the ideology of neoliberalism, is so devastating for the population that it is generally impossible to be carried out except in extraordinary situations. It was implemented for the first time …

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What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against the Third World Director: Frank Dorrel Runtime: 122 min You won’t see this documentary on TV or learn these things in school. If you are interested in the truth about the world we live in, this film is the right choice because it will help …

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L’ordre et la morale (2011) Director: Mathieu Kassovitz Actors: Mathieu Kassovitz Runtime: 136 min New Caledonia in 1988, group FLNKS abducted two dozen police officers and demanded independence from France. Since this happened just before the second round of presidential elections in France, the politicians decided to terminate the negotiations and resolve the hostage crisis …

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This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) Director: Kirby Dick Runtime: 97 min It’s very interesting to see how the Motion Picture Association of America‘s (MPAA) film-rating system operates, indicating thematic and content suitability for certain audiences. Board membership is secret and no one knows how the members are selected, the standards and criteria are …

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