Fantastic movie review of the “Labyrinth,” a fictional film about the Lebanese civil war, in the Daily Star. My favorite sentance:
“In films dealing with incomprehensible foreign situations, it is common enough to inject one of “us” into the plot in order to make “their” byzantine political conflicts digestible. In this case “we” are represented by the unfortunately named “Charles Lushington” (Charles Dance), a British peer and left-sounding authority on the Middle East with a penchant for conspiracy theories. We meet him while giving a speech about brutish Israel and her cynical Euro-American patrons, then are made to watch as a doe-eyed Anglo-Arab girl leads an awe-struck audience in fellating the hero with a standing ovation.” (emphasis added)
Typo or risque? Amusing either way.