Social realism

Former yakuza, current pastor, analyzes 10 Hollywood scenes from yakuza for realism

Former yakuza and current pastor Tatsuya Shindo analyzes 10 performances of yakuza in film and television and rates them for their accuracy. Tatsuya Shindo, current pastor and 15-year-old former yakuza, analyzed and rated the realism of some representations of yakuza in 10 movies and TV shows. The Yakuza are members …

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The battle for “Beloved” should remind us why we read literature at all

I’ve read some of my favorite books in the press lately. “Beloved” and “The Bluest Eye”, two classics from the late Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. August Wilson’s play “Fences”. The list goes on. But these works are not legitimately celebrated. Instead, they’re used as political clubs by conservative activists …

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Iran and the United States: a new deal?

Iran and the United States: a new deal? In Europe and the United States there was a tradition of pragmatic and often severely realistic political art. It dated back at least as far as the 5th century BC Greek historian Thucydides. must. Its purpose was to dispel any illusion that …

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“House of Gucci”: so maybe Prada the devil should not wear

Adam Driver, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Jack Huston – it’s quite a cast – they too play Italians and speak English with Italian accents on the stage. It’s true that Hollywood realism has its limits, especially in the crowd-pleasing and chic and popping ‘House of Gucci’ genre. But …

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The Magical Realism of “Squid Game” Shows the Contradictions of Funny Money and Shady Contracts

Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Squid Game”. In the hit Netflix series Squid game, players participate in deadly children’s games in order to win money. By some shady calculations, the lives of players are valued less than their debt. A huge plexiglass piggy bank hanging over their barracks …

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Colombian Embassy cosplays as the last set for a Disney film

The Colombian ambassador’s residence in Washington was dressed Thursday as the home of Disney’s latest animated feature, “Encanto,” a magical realism story set in the mountains of Colombia. The Tony Residence, a 1905 mansion built for businessman Thomas T. Gaff, was adorned with flowers and faux brick tiles, hiding the …

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Who are community riots for?

Tue Nov 9, 2021 12:00 AM Last update: Tue Nov 9, 2021 12:15 AM Instead of dividing the country, recent community attacks on Hindus have brought the entire people together to protest the heinous acts of violence. This photo was taken during a protest in Dhaka on October 24, 2021. …

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