Conventional wisdom would say that if you’re in a hot, arid climate, removing your clothing helps to cool down. However, it’s not a great strategy, as keeping your clothing on helps your body retain moisture so you dehydrate less quickly. Finding shade and staying still is probably also wise. Survivorman is full of handy tips, heh.
Toast took me to Mexitaco for some semi-authentic Mexican cuisine (I believe it was Maria who said, “if you’re not eating it in Mexico, then it’s not authentic”, she’s probably right). Despite it’s feminine sounding name, I had the “gringa” with pride.
“Large flour tortilla filled with cheese, grilled shaved pork and pineapple, served with pico de gaillo, beans and salad”
In “North Africa” a bomb goes off in a mid-town roundabout, the target a high-ranking police official who escapes unharmed. Near the scene two CIA officials, one a paper-pusher, the other a field agent, sit in the rear of their commissioned vehicle, the latter gushing blood from his neck where shattered glass from the explosion hit him. Collateral.
A chemical engineer leaves a conference in South Africa, boards a plane but never officially arrives at his destination, his pregnant wife and son, left standing and waiting at arrivals, watching the flight crew walk past. The engineer is hooded, taken to a room, interrogated, hooded again and sent to the same North African country to be further interrogated. He knows nothing, but can we be sure? What about those phone calls he received?
And two teenaged lovers in the same town glue everything together.
Rendition is a taught, intelligent and horrifying portrayal of terrorism and the response to terrorism, and how, regardless of which side your on, there seems to be an utter disregard for humanity. It’s a spiraling film, intricately weaving its initially disparate storylines into a tight crosshatch. It asks the question, what is an acceptable trade off? What’s the ratio of ruined lives to save lives that makes it worthwhile? Anger and fear prevail while compassion and understanding have entirely no place. A sobering and fantastic film.
Hard to believe the director is the same that did Wolverine Origins.