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100 Words or Less - Lord of War

Title – Lord of War

Released – 2005

Director – Andrew Niccol

Starring – Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto, Ian Holm

Review – Lord of War  104 more words


'Good kill': Drone piloting in Afghanistan from home

Image Source: Good Kill Photograph: PR

Imagine being involved in a war. Imagine flying over Afghanistan, monitoring rebels and terrorists’ movements, identifying targets, dropping bombs and at the end of each working day going back home to your family and getting ready for a barbecue. 154 more words

The Venice-Toronto Express: Three Films at Two Festivals

It’s the week when film festivals are in full flower. Venice began Aug. 27 and concludes tomorrow; Telluride commandeered the long Labor Day weekend; and Toronto, the biggest, started last night and ends Sep. 1,343 more words

Venice: Andrew Niccol's Drone Warfare Pic 'Good Kill' Stirs Lido Debate

Andrew Niccol‘s Venice Competition title Good Kill has its World Premiere gala here tonight before heading to Toronto. It screened for press this morning to a mix of applause, and some boos. 597 more words


Venice Film Review: 'Good Kill'

Sci-fi futures characterized by complex moral and political architecture have long been writer-director Andrew Niccol’s stock-in-trade. Yet while there’s not a hint of fantasy in “Good Kill,” a smart, quietly pulsating contempo war drama, it could hardly feel more typical of Niccol’s strongest work. 1,136 more words

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The Power of "What If?" Premises in Science Fiction and Fantasy

There’s no doubt that a really good “what if?” scenario – a fascinating premise that envisions a society or world with a pivotal difference to our own – is a big hook for a speculative fiction book or film. 1,065 more words


GATTACA (1997)

Director of Photography: Slawomir Idziak

Director: Andrew Niccol

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