Tag Archives: cinema

Film: “Samuel in the Clouds”

I hope you remember my article about Chacaltaya. If not – read it now! Or, at the very least, watch my TEDx video about it:   Alternatively or additionally, you can watch the movie “Samuel in the Clouds” when it comes to … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Hell or High Water”

Where The Hateful Eight failed, Hell or High Water succeeds: in reviving the Western genre. It’s not done with gory violence or with a cast of clichés, but with strong characters, well-acted and, above all that what makes a good … Continue reading

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How one translator opened Romania to the world

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Copyright law in Bolivia

Bolivia must have negotiated the best intellectual property treaties of any country in the world (only Iran comes close, but that country is not a party to the Berne Convention). Respect to the hot-shot lawyers who did that! In Bolivia, you … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Day 6

If you read the comments below this article, you get a taste of what’s wrong with Peru. I have never encountered a country that is so bad at dealing with criticism. After my article on Bolivia and the sea, many people … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spotlight

The best film of the year. Continue reading

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Film Review: James Bond “SPECTRE”

This film review doesn’t require a spoiler warning because the latest James Bond film SPECTRE doesn’t have a discernible plot anyway. It is more of an unorganized sequence of badly written and halfheartedly acted scenes. Like a car-boot sale trying to get … Continue reading

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