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‘New Yorker’ Reviewer Equates ’15:17 To Paris’ Heroes With Mass …

Here’s a surprise: an effete writer for the New Yorker is uncomfortable with patriotism, guns and the kind of men who join the military. So as you might imagine, Anthony Lane isn’t wild about Clint Eastwood’s new movie.

Lane claims that The 15:17 to Paris is one of the weirder films of the year, calling it a “thrusting reactionary fable that ends up bumping into the avant-garde.” The movie centers around the true story of three unlikely heroes (played by themselves) who, while on a European vacation, stop a terrorist from murdering a train full of people.

Lane recalls that the incident portrayed in the movie was “quite a story at the time, and the news coverage was excitable and widespread.” Unarmed American servicemen stop a deadly terrorist attack, ho-hum, don’t be so excitable. Lane says Eastwood making a “ninety-four-minute movie out of an incident that lasted

Read more at: https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2018/02/12/new-yorker-reviewer-equates-1517-paris-heroes-mass-shooters

Reviewer refuses to rate Anders Breivik massacre show, saying it glorifies mass murder

Auckland actor Edwin Wright stars in Manifesto 2083, a play that delves into the mind of Norwegian mass-murderer Anders ...

Auckland actor Edwin Wright stars in Manifesto 2083, a play that delves into the mind of Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Breivik.

Is it possible for controversial, provocative theatre to overstep the mark?

A Wellington theatre reviewer believes so. Madelaine Empson, who writes for Regional News, was so appalled by the play Manifesto 2083, which delves into the writings of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, that she cancelled her review.

Instead, Empson wrote: “I refuse to review Manifesto 2083, because it is a deeply offensive and problematic show. I will not be giving Anders Breivik any more of the airtime that he so desperately craves and does not deserve.”

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik raises his right hand during the appeal case<p>Read more at: <a href=http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/stage-and-theatre/89801816/Reviewer-refuses-to-rate-Anders-Breivik-massacre-show-saying-it-glorifies-mass-murder