Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her ... See full summary »
On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together.
About the cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, on a mission to preserve the country's blasphemy laws, which prescribe a mandatory death sentence for disrespecting The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and life imprisonment for desecrating the Holy Quran.
Khadim Hussain Rizvi,
Pope Benedict XVI
In a village in Thailand, Pomm works in a care center for Europeans with Alzheimer's. While she is separated from her children, she helps Elisabeth during the final stages of her life, as ... See full summary »
A breakthrough called CRISPR opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. A provocative exploration of its far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it.
Ronald Reagan was the movie actor who became President of the United States. He was no towering intellectual genius, and may already have been dispalying symptoms of demintia while in office, but he knew how to act the part, and was broadly popular preciesly because he conformed to many Americans' expectations of how their leader should behave. This film, assembled from White House tapes, really does illustrate how Reagan did his job: not as a man-manager, or master of intricate policy papers, Reagan simply learnt (and spoke) his lines. What's most interesting is the bipartisan respect with which Reagan was treated - certainly a thing of the past, although perhaps a specific product of Reagan's unqiue appeal. The problem with the documentary is that it goes easy on it's subject: the Iran-Contra scandal is glossed over, Reagan's racist dogwhistles aren't even mentioned, while the arms reduction treaty he signed with Gorbachev is eulogised (although the Russian leader had his own reasons for wanting a deal, regardless of who was in charge in the U.S.). Reagan was certainly more genial than Trump; but both men can be seen as part of a movement in Republican politics towards racism, and anti-intellectualism, that still imperils the world. By all means watch this film; but if you don't know much about St. Ronald, find a more critical source as well.
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