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03/17/2007 Archived Entry: "The Wind that Shakes the Barley"

THE MOVIE 300 IS GETTING ALL THE BUZZ. Is it a freedom-endorsing fantasy? Or is it Bushevik propaganda? I think I'll wait for it to pop to the top of my Netflix queue to find out.

The freedom movie I really crave to see is Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes the Barley, about Ireland in the era of the thuggish black & tans, the birth of the Irish Free State, and bitter civil war. (Reviews here and here.) It's been in my Netflix Save queue since it blew Cannes away last year. Finally made it to theaters yesterday. This one I'd go to the Big City for.

Posted by Claire @ 09:34 AM CST

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