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Release Date: Sept. 27, 2011
Price: DVD $39.99
Studio: Entertainment One
Known for his controversial political views and advocacy for freedom of speech, Theo van Gogh and his legacy are well-covered in this DVD set’s varied collection of films:
Blind Date (1996): A bartender watches with amusement as a married couple pretends to be strangers to overcome the pain of their daughter’s death.
Interview (2003): When renowned political journalist Pierre Bokman is forced to interview famous actress Katja Schuurman, both reveal their darkest secrets in this comedy-drama. (This movie was remade in 2007 by writer/director Steve Buscemi of The Big Lebowski fame, who also stars in the film alongside Sienna Miller of Stardust).
1-900 (1994): Also »
Saturday night television is reserved for the crowd pleasers – the shows created with the sole intention of appeasing the masses, commonly known as prime time. How amusing then, that Saturday night television is little more than a barren wasteland, where only the stupid survive.
For some, The X Factor represents all that is wrong with television for the masses – a crude simulation of what it appears to be. Crammed with fabricated mini-narratives and the illusion that we have power over its outcome, The X Factor is little more than an exercise in propaganda, manufactured by the Dark Lord himself (that’s you, Cowell). But in light of what both the BBC and ITV are peddling at the moment, its worth noting that The X Factor might not be as terrible as we originally thought…
The Beeb’s new effort in the battle for Saturday night ratings is The Magicians, a »
- Tom Fordy
2 items from 2011
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