Is the Anger Over Forthcoming Film Beirut Justified?

A recent a trailer was released for an American film called Beirut – and lots of people online were angered. “It’s not even filmed in Beirut!”, “It shows Beirut in a bad light”, “The actors were not Lebanese” and so on. It’s a familiar complaint. The plot of the film follows a U.S. diplomat (Jon…

Total Recall’s ending explained

It’s 24 years since Total Recall opened in cinemas worldwide, but it seems that audiences still don’t really get the reality of Arnie’s surprisingly cerebral movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger movies of the 1980s and early ’90s were largely exercises in crowd-pleasing dumb violence. Red Heat, Predator, The Running Man, Commando, and Raw Deal all obsessed over…