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Screen opinion - liberal profits

Whenever commentators have run out of inspiration during the long march of festival screenings, there's always that lazy column filler about how politics is taking over the cinema. We've heard it about Cannes and Berlin in recent years, based on the success of overtly political polemical documentaries, notably from Michael Moore. And we're hearing it again now. Such polemics have carved out a following but politics is far more powerful in film as allegory - as McCarthy and his anti-Communist ...

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