“Once we are shown that JCVD is, in fact, innocent, we are likely to forget 1) that moments earlier we were calling for his blood and 2) the particular events and sequence of events, or types of evidence shown, that had us jumping the gun in the first place. What El Mechri is showing us is how painfully contingent our conclusions about the world are on the particular type of passage we are afforded, the particular unfolding we are privy to.”
Author: Amir Khan
Amir Khan has recently published an article on the 2009 film The Trotsky in issue #86 of CineAction. He also has an article appearing in Popular Music and Society's Special Issue on Michael Jackson (May 2012). He is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa. His dissertation is on Shakespearean tragedy.