Finished up Carlos this week — the 5 1/2 hour 2010 mini-series documenting the life and times of the infamous terrorist Illych Ramirez Sanchez — and it is tremendous (and streaming on Netflix!). For all its length, the pacing is superb, the locations (every major city in Europe and the Middle East, more or less) shot with precision and accuracy, the clothes and soundtrack completely authentic to the times and amazing to see today. The acting is great, too, with Edgar Ramirez providing a dominating portrait of the Jackal.

Plus, if you’re anything like me or Chris, you’ll spend your time after seeing the movie shouting “Are you questioning my commitment to the Palestinian cause?” at your friends in your best Venezuelan accent.

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