Nightcrawler (2014) Movie Review – Sometimes the Real Monsters are Behind the Camera

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Pitch-black Satire Hits All Its Targets And Gyllenhaal Steals The Show

Nightcrawler is a black comedy that goes right to the jugular of ratings obsessed Los Angeles TV news. The media and the protagonist’s mantra of “if it bleeds it leads” slowly becomes a terrifyingly literal guiding principle over the course of the film.

Satirising the sensationalisation of wall-to-wall news coverage that focuses exclusively on violence, Nightcrawler is that rarest of cinematic unicorns: a satire that skewers its marks precisely through fully exploring its characters, and one that presents a version of LA that feels fresh and interesting.

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What happened to ERT, one of the Greek national broadcasting channels

A night that changed everyone’s life

“The atmosphere in the newsroom was really strange. People were nervous.” Around 3:00 p.m. someone in the newsroom of ERT, the state-run Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation received a phone call and then, there was panic. Anna Omiridou, an ERT journalist, didn’t know what was happening.

The Greek government’s announcement was delayed for an hour. No one could believe what was about to happen. Continue reading What happened to ERT, one of the Greek national broadcasting channels

Three questions on Apple and homosexuality

By Emanuele Del Rosso

08/11/2014

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Apple will not collapse under the weight of its CEO’s coming out. In fact, the organization based in Cupertino is in perfect shape and it is taking a position regarding the global perception of LGBT rights.

Tim Cook publicly declared his homosexuality on Thursday the 30th of October. He wrote “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” in a short letter written for ‘Bloomberg Businessweek’.

This stirred up a hornet’s nest of comments and polemics from all over the world. Continue reading Three questions on Apple and homosexuality