July 24-30: Including Whale Rider and Fight Club

By Philip Matthews In TV Films

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24th July, 2004
SATURDAY JULY 24 The Siege (TV2, 9.05pm). Bruce Willis barks through The Siege as a rockhard general, but - oddly, given the terrorists-and-pyrotechnics material - this is actually Denzel Washington's movie, as directed by his occasional collaborator Ed Zwick (Glory, Courage Under Fire, The Last Samurai). Only rarely stimulating, The Siege would like to examine serious issues around Islamic fundamentalism and the racist backlash against Arab-Americans, but it also has an audience to consider. (1998) 5 Fortress ...

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