Written and Directed by David Michod.
Starring Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Anthony Michael Hall, Rj Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Emory Cohen, Meg Tilly, Alan Ruck, Will Poulter, Aymen Hamdouchi, Daniel Betts, Lakeith Stanfield, Nicholas Jones, Justin Rosniak, Josh Stewart, Kola Bokinni, Griffin Dunne, Pico Alexander, Derek Slow, Tilda Swinton, and Ben Kingsley.
An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command Nato forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken
Previously a journalist on magazines, she has published research on news values in the national press and is currently working on research into women and sports coverage.
The Leveson inquiry took evidence from representatives of women's groups and the report acknowledges that sexist objectification of women extends beyond Page 3-type photos, influencing the way that other women are portrayed.
On the one hand, idealised and unattainable airbrushed versions of womanhood are promoted in celebrity stories, presenting artifice, in the form of silicone breasts and hair extensions, as normality.
On the other hand, there is critical focus on women's appearance and behaviour that implicitly and explicitly reinforces narrow, stereotyped definitions of acceptable femininity.
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