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Culture Briefing— Global

Preface

A round-up of the best books, films and music.

Guillem Morales, documentaries, film, photography

Verité is stranger than fiction

Escapist blockbusters or quirky documentaries? When it comes to cinematic viewing this summer, choose reality over fantasy.

By Robert Bound

Soon it’s June and the season of the summer blockbuster will be upon us: Kaboom! Zoom! Swoon! Multiplexes will be thronged with punters intent on escaping the clement weather in front of Transformers 3, Captain America and another addition to the seemingly infinite X-Men franchise. Read the comic, buy the toy, eat the burger, see the film.

The blockbuster season is strange. It is…

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