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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Four Lions’ Subversively Pokes Fun at Terrorism

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CHICAGO – In Dan Reed’s unmissable 2009 HBO documentary “Terror in Mumbai,” cameras captured the overwhelming carnage caused by ten young Pakistani men. They were obeying every word of their elders, heard in the film via phone correspondence. The terrorists gradually began to resemble wide-eyed kids, as they became dazzled by the lavish scenery in Mumbai, an environment that clashed with their sheltered existence.

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Film Review: ‘Four Lions’ Dares to Humanize Terrorists Through Satire

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CHICAGO – If the objective of war is to drain the enemy of all humanity, then “Four Lions” is one of the best anti-war movies in recent years. Many people prefer thinking of terrorists in the same abstract terms that the terrorists themselves think of their victims. If war is all about demonizing “the other side,” how can we ever hope to come to a mutual understanding?

Interview: ‘Four Lions’ Filmmaker Chris Morris Explores Absurdity of Terrorism

CHICAGO – Chris Morris has never been the type of comic to shy away from controversy. His uncompromising, fiercely satirical work has consistently broke ground and raised eyebrows, from his acclaimed BBC Radio broadcasts to his award-winning TV shows “The Day Today,” “Brass Eye” and “Jam,” which gained notoriety for their refusal to treat any subject as sacred.

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