They Live stars Rowdy Roddy Piper, who died July 31. It's one of the greatest political sci-fi films of all time, and fittingly, it's the opening film analyzed by Slavoj Žižek in The Pervert's Guide to Ideology.
Piper's homeless character John Nada finds a box of sunglasses while squatting in an abandoned church.
And when he puts one of them on walking the LA streets, he discovers something weird. That these glasses function like Critique of Ideology glasses... When you put the glasses on, you see dictatorship in democracy. It's the invisible order which sustains your apparent freedom.
The full documentary by Sophie Fiennes is currently available in the US on Netflix streaming. It's a brisk stroll through cinema through the lens of ideology, and it's a great companion to The Pervert's Guide to Cinema by the same filmmaker.
Reuters reports that all lights were out across many regions of Venezuela including much of the capital city of Caracas on Monday.
The first line of Jon Lee Anderson’s long-awaited profile of Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro in the New Yorker is a real killer. “The authoritarian leaders taking power around the world share a vocabulary of intolerance, insult, and menace…”
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