/Filmcast Ep. 133 – Dogtooth

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This week, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley assess this year’s Superbowl film spots, praise the merits of Tarsem’s The Fall, and discuss how much truth a movie needs to have to be considered legitimate.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us for our next live broadcast on Sunday, February 13 at Slashfilm’s live page at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST, where we’ll be reviewing The Eagle.

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While almost every other person in America talks about WikiLeaks on a daily basis, /Film has mostly remained out of the conversation. However, it seems even the film industry isn’t immune from Julian Assange’s controversial website. David pointed out one such article about how American TV and movies shown in Saudi Arabia are apparently helping to prevent jihad and we saw that Batman isn’t a fan.

A few new pieces of film related news have now been revealed too. First is a document that makes it seem like Cuba banned Michael Moore‘s film Sicko and another reveals that Steven Spielberg and all of his films were the target of an Arab boycott. Hit the jump to read about each WikiLeak. Read More »

Even though I’ve been studying the new Wikileaks scandal in detail for a class I’m taking (and because it is a fascinating disruption of U.S. politics), I’ve found few intersections between the leaked diplomatic cables and what we do here at /Film. Until now.

According to Wikileaks cables, satellite broadcasts of U.S. TV shows and films are doing more to prevent Saudi youth from participating in jihad than U.S. government-funded propaganda.
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