keywords: Michael Winterbottom

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Dubious revolutionary Russell Brand takes it to the banks

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 18 June 2015
    3 Comments

    Few would deny the comedian and self-styled revolutionary has fire in his belly. He wonders why, in the wake of recent financial crises, more bankers have not gone to prison. These are salient questions, and Brand doesn't baulk. But there is a touch of Bono about Brand: wealthy and egotistical, you have to wonder how much of his invective against 'the one per cent' is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

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    Rape ambiguity in India

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 17 May 2012
    5 Comments

    It remains unclear whether the encounter was consensual, although the power imbalance in the relationship makes such an encounter ethically dubious even if it was not strictly rape. If it was rape, it is inconceivable that she later becomes her assailant's willing lover.

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    The morality of violent films

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 19 August 2010
    7 Comments

    'Anyone watching this saying it in some way supports or encourages violence is watching the film in a very perverse way.' UK filmmaker Michael Winterbottom has a point, but one must wonder what scenes of brutal violence against women contribute to the betterment of the public imagination.

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    Humiliation at the hands of the US military

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 13 November 2006

    For those of us who recognise the injustice inherent to a system that could justify the imprisonment of innocent people based only on the colour of their skin, The Road To Guantanamo stands as a stark reminder that it’s not only radical Islamic fundamentalists who “terrorise” their perceived enemy.

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    Film reviews

    • Lucille Hughes, Allan James Thomas, Tim Metherall, Siobhan Jackson
    • 12 June 2006

    Reviews of the films Ten; Kill Bill Vol. 1; Intolerable Cruelty and In This world

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    Film reviews

    • Morag Fraser, Zane Lovitt, Allan James Thomas
    • 25 April 2006

    Reviews of the films Land Mines, A Love Story; The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; 9 Songs and Downfall.

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