Tuesday, February 26, 2024

Taxi to the Dark Side

posted by Free Press Houston @ 7:56 PM

Alex Gibney opened his previous film, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room with a glossy recreation of a suicide in a nice car. In Taxi to the Dark Side Gibney concludes the film with a high tone sequence that shows the buildings of power in Washington D.C. cruising past in the background with a prominent taxi sign on top of a cab dominating the foreground. Gibney uses his imagery with style and he backs up his sleek look with facts and figures that reveal a morass of corruption.
Taxi to the Dark Side takes an unblinking look at torture and its use in the current conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. The film is bracketed with the story of one innocent Afghan who was mistaken ... rest of story here


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