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A Western from Bolivia

Sam Shepard’s death is a sad but fitting occasion to watch some of his films (again): Homo Faber, Black Hawk Down, Don’t Come Knocking and many more. And not to forget Blackthorn, a Western movie set in Bolivia. Sam Shepard played Butch Cassidy, who … Continue reading

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Sam Shepard, 1943-2017

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James Bond: Pierce Brosnan vs Daniel Craig

The argument about who is the best James Bond is rather moot because no actor could work forever. Also, times have changed since 1962 (when Dr No was released) and it’s unfair to blame Roger Moore now for his clothing … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Day 12

If you have doubts about humanity, listen to this podcast about a hospital in Israel treating wounded and sick Syrians. I wouldn’t have thought that many people read articles as long as the one about my decision to return to … Continue reading

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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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