Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Dictator (2012)


I already watched The Dictator prior to starting this blog. I didn't exactly care for it. Even so, of films released in the past year, The Dictator and Zero Dark Thirty probably gained the most media exposure of any movies that prominently feature Arab characters, the Middle East, or paper-thin parodies thereof such as this. So as much as it pained me to do it—and it did—I knew that if I wanted this blog to ever attain any real relevance, I had to grit my teeth for the onerous task of actually watching this jejune piece of shit again.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

All right, first review of the blog!

Zero Dark Thirty actually catalyzed my decision to create this blog. I practically felt like I had to after reading some of the decidedly bigoted responses thereto

Statement of Purpose

Welcome to Turban Decay! I plan to use this blog to discuss images of Arabs in the cinema. I want to discuss positive and negative images of Arabs in the hopes that I can play some small part in helping people to see each other as human beings, not stereotypes.