Thursday, 24 March 2011

American Radical

Or, to give it its full title American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein. This is about the trials... very definitely so.

We do get some of his history sprinkled throughout the movie, but the bulk of the movie is repeated scenes of Normal turning up somewhere for a discussion, getting into a heated argument over something, then claiming he was just being himself afterward (fine, he was). Cycle, rinse, repeat.

The movie isn't about him really, nor about his views. In many ways, the movie expects the audience to already know his views on the Palestine matters, it certainly doesn't take time out to explain what they are. No, the movie is interesting in the controversy, the "trials".

And, as such, I didn't enjoy it much at all.


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