More than once in Woody Allen’s 1930s-set romantic comedy-drama – the opening film at this year’s Cannes Festival – he uses an elegant tracking shot: the camera glides through a swanky Manhattan nightclub, floating past polished Art-Deco tables and stylish patrons, while Allen’s voiceover fills us in on who those patrons are and what their crimes and misdemeanours have been. In a way, that’s what happens throughout the film. Café Society drifts from character to character, from theme to theme, and from subplot to subplot, and while it never fails to look gorgeous, it doesn’t stop drifting long enough to show us anyone or anything in detail.
Brazilian Senators on Thursday suspended President Dilma Rousseff from the country’s highest office as they backed a motion to put her on trial for using accounting tricks to hide large budget deficits.
German authorities are investigating 40 cases in which Islamic militants are suspected of having entered the country with the recent flood of refugees from the Middle East, the federal police said on Wednesday.
If there’s one thing everybody knows about gambling it’s that the house always wins. And while it is true that casinos always make a profit, there are a number of ways to cheat the system – some of which are actually perfectly legal.
For centuries, the relationship between China and India was the diplomatic Dog that Didn’t Bark. The two largest, most populous, most durable Asian countries, for most of their collective history, have lived alongside each other with an almost studied indifference to the military, economic and cultural activities of the other. This dynamic began to change in the postcolonial period, but slowly, unevenly and with as much backtracking as forward progress.