Except that's not remotely true. The idea that Lecter somehow only kills the rude and deserving is nowhere in Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon. Hell, in the film of Silence of the Lambs Demme goes out of his way to portray the two guards Lecter slaughters as professional and respectful toward him. Lecter is an evil… » 3/27/15 4:22pm 3/27/15 4:22pm

Okay, so let me get this straight. South Sudan voted overwhelmingly to break away from the racist, genocidal Khartoum government (whose numerous crimes against the south get incredibly short shrift here), but because it's still a poor, fucked up place after independence, George Clooney is a poopoohead? » 2/06/15 3:41pm 2/06/15 3:41pm

I find that scene incredibly frustrating, because it's a wonderful bit of backstory that casts those characters in a new light, but because they were so obsessed with hiding the reveal, they end up putting all the emotion of the story into the last 15 minutes of the film. To me it's a great example of how guarding the… » 12/29/14 1:08pm 12/29/14 1:08pm

"James Bond" isn't a man and isn't a code name. It's a set of implanted memories, scientifically designed in the early 1960s to make the most tough, ruthless, psychologically hardy secret agent possible. One after another, naive British volunteers have gone into the James Bond program, their old memories erased and… » 12/09/14 2:48pm 12/09/14 2:48pm

Blockades, collective punishment of civilians, mass starvation used as a strategy— all of these were pretty routine across Africa and Asia (the tactics used to suppress the Boxer rebellion were pretty horrific, for example.) What was shocking to people at the time about the North Sea blockade (or the Boer war, for… » 12/01/14 2:22pm 12/01/14 2:22pm