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Good Time Review – A Day in the Life of a Criminal Makes for An Hour and a Half of Pure Adrenaline and Aesthetic Beauty

Ben and Josh Safdie’s new crime-drama, Good Time, is not your usual foray into the genre. Where most crime films explore the life of a criminal, as in White Heat, […]

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You can always depend upon the kindness of stranglers:

I’ve always been obsessed with shows and films that dealt with murder and suspense. I don’t recoil at Criminal Minds and CSI; if anything, the fictional, hyperbolic and at times, […]

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Patricia Highsmith’s Little Tales of Misogyny- Little Tales for Nasty Women

Now don’t be fooled by the title, Highsmith’s short story collection doesn’t paint pictures of rotten men, and victim women. Instead Highsmith creates a sweetshop’s worth of lurid, eccentric, strange, […]

Dira Square, central Riyadh. Known locally as "Chop-chop square", it is the location of public beheadings.

The Deafening Silence: Has Saudi Arabia Gone Too Far?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is perhaps ‘the most violent and abusive of all autocracies,’ because of its dependence on violence and oppression against the human rights of its population. According to Ali al-Ahmed from the Institute […]

Director/Executive Producer Ava DuVernay (center) on the set of SELMA, from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films.
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Documentary Double-Bill: Ava Duvernay’s 13th

13th takes its name from the amendment to the United States Constitution introduced in 1865, which abolished slavery and any form of involuntary service. Except for as punishment for a crime. […]

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The Idolisation and Glamorisation of Criminals in TV and Film

There is a large amount of violence and crime on our television screens today and an increasing glamorisation of the criminal masterminds associated with them. Lately, with the increasing popularity […]