Corruption

TORONTO – “Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?” That’s a quote from “Joker,” which made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. But the quip, uttered by Joaquin Phoenix in a bent, bravura performance as the DC Comics villain in his early years, could easily […]

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Ready or not, Oscars season is upon us. Heading into fall, Netflix has snatched up the rights to a number of buzzy festival standouts — as well as brought in heavy hitters like Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, and Robert De Niro to lead a few of their in-house creations. The streaming service will also debut […]

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If you had to categorize Steven Soderbergh’s new film, “The Laundromat,” what would you call it? An extended skit; a blast of indignation against the avarice of recent times; a jigsaw of mini-movies, just about fitted together; a Brechtian Lehrstück, pulling us into the plot, schooling us in its didactic purpose, and reducing the fourth […]

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Journalists Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, authors of the newly published book “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh,” discuss the controversies over their reporting on the alleged past sexual misconduct of the Supreme Court Justice. … read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/robin-podrebin-kate-kelly-authors-220717100.html

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Igor Sechin, the chief executive of the Russian oil company Rosneft, in Moscow in March 2018. (Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters) Correction: An earlier version of this article contained an inaccurate statement about the Russian bank VTB. It has been removed. Anders Aslund is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and author […]

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s films are, by and large, intensely fixated on representing the experience of fear, and the range of human preoccupations that generate it: burgeoning technological development, encroaching environmental disaster, ecological instability, the lingering presence of the dead, and, of course, our capacities and limitations as individuals. More recently, the Japanese auteur has illustrated just […]

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s films are, by and large, intensely fixated on representing the experience of fear, and the range of human preoccupations that generate it: burgeoning technological development, encroaching environmental disaster, ecological instability, the lingering presence of the dead, and, of course, our capacities and limitations as individuals. More recently, the Japanese auteur has illustrated just […]

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s films are, by and large, intensely fixated on representing the experience of fear, and the range of human preoccupations that generate it: burgeoning technological development, encroaching environmental disaster, ecological instability, the lingering presence of the dead, and, of course, our capacities and limitations as individuals. More recently, the Japanese auteur has illustrated just […]

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s films are, by and large, intensely fixated on representing the experience of fear, and the range of human preoccupations that generate it: burgeoning technological development, encroaching environmental disaster, ecological instability, the lingering presence of the dead, and, of course, our capacities and limitations as individuals. More recently, the Japanese auteur has illustrated just […]

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Steven Soderbergh’s new film, “The Laundromat” sprawls across numerous countries, covering varying languages and locales. In a scene in the first act, we follow a Latina in Panama. She works for a corrupt organisation and, unbeknownst to her, is part of a global enterprise of corruption. But for now, she’s just a tired woman making […]

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PTI’s one-year performance a bad show The PTI formed government in the Centre and three provinces after July 2018’s controversial general elections. Widely considered as engineered and rigged and held under overwhelming support of media for the PTI, July’s polls yet provided an opportunity to Prime Minister Imran Khan to fulfill the promises he made […]

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