Saturday, June 19, 2010

Foreign Policy Movie Blogging

. Saturday, June 19, 2010

I just finished watching In the Loop... it's fantastic. I'd been wanting to see it since well before it came out last year, and finally got the chance. Well recommended for people who enjoy somewhat vulgar British humor, foreign policy bureaucratic inanity, and blogging. Blogging has nothing to do with the plot, but it does have something to do with the genesis of it, since foreign policy blogger extraordinaire Spencer Ackerman was a consultant on the film, as he recalls in this memorable Comment Is Free piece. It didn't catch on much in the States, probably because of the way it portrays the Washington/London "special relationship" in the run-up to an unnamed (but undisguised) war in the Middle East, but that may as well be worn as a badge of honor.

I'm no film critic so I won't try to parse it any further, but if it sounds like the sort of thing you might like, you probably will.


Foreign Policy Movie Blogging




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