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Sacha Baron Cohen's film joins Team America and The Producers in depicting despots as one-dimensional buffoons. But why are we obsessed with satirising tyrants – and is it right to find them funny? Ever since His Excellency Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, self-styled beloved oppressor and chief ophthalmologist of the People's Republic of Wadiya, inadvertently spilled Kim Jong-il's ashes over...
There’s a moment very near the end of The Dictator where it gets political. The point it makes is obvious, and laboured, but also well put and funny – It’s the film’s best moment, and a brief glimmer of the wit that made Sacha Baron Cohen’s career. Unfortunately it’s the only glimmer. In fairness to [...]
It is the photo that Friday: Like a drowned rat Kim Kardashian is on the red carpet. Her black outfit is completely covered with white dust. Ironically, at the launch of her own perfume, it had caught the reality star. But with this "fate" the young lady is not only God knows.
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