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Monday, November 07, 2005

Apocalypse Now

Feel like hanging out with a few would-be terrorists for a while? "Paradise Now," a film that follows two Palestinian suicide bombers, is a combination of "Battle of Algiers" and "Reservoir Dogs." Like "Battle...", the movie examines why someone would choose to blow himself up for a cause, and similar to "Reservoir Dogs," their grand plan goes awry. (The bombers even dress in the "Dogs" uniform.) After seeing the film, I feel that I understand a little bit better why someone would become a bomber, but that certainly doesn't mean I condone it. In addition, the movie made me realize that peace in the Middle East is pretty much hopeless. (Image via Rotten Tomatoes via Warner Independent Pictures)