Post Tagged with: "cinema"

Which T.V. Show or Movie Does This World Most Resemble?

Which T.V. Show or Movie Does This World Most Resemble?

Some elements of the story lines of known television shows and movies resonate well with the current global political climate.

Iceland: A Pop-culture Powerhouse at the Top of the World

Iceland: A Pop-culture Powerhouse at the Top of the World

Buttressed by countless media products touting Iceland’s harsh beauty, Iceland is now a meaningful quotient in everyday geopolitical understanding of millions of people.

An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line at Hurlburt Field Fla., April 24, 2014.The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. John Bainter)

Four Things I Don’t like about the Advance Discussion of Eye in the Sky

Does the movie ‘Eye in the Sky’ really provide insight into targeted killing? Here are four reasons why we ought to be suspicious.

The UN through the Pop-Culture Looking Glass

The UN through the Pop-Culture Looking Glass

At 70 years of age the United Nations barely registers in the history of either the big or the small screen, and when it does the results are markedly unflattering.

Reel Presidents: Hollywood Depictions of US Presidents

Reel Presidents: Hollywood Depictions of US Presidents

Hollywood’s representation of U.S. presidents has tended to idealize them as great leaders of an exceptional nation. But the developments of the Vietnam-Watergate era forced a rendezvous with reality.

Screening Global Politics: Visual Culture and International Relations

Screening Global Politics: Visual Culture and International Relations

e-IR is proud to announce the launch of its new series of articles “Screening Global Politics”. The series will function as a rolling series of posts exploring the relationship between global politics and visual culture.

Contemporary Apocalyptic Cinema

Contemporary Apocalyptic Cinema

The apocalyptic blockbusters of 2013 might provide answers as to whether optimistic resolutions will continue or recent events in global politics will signal a return to pessimistic narratives.

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