On this month’s subscriber-only podcast I review one of my favourite films of all time – Starship Troopers. I discuss the film’s dual narratives, how it is an anti-war film disguised as a piece of war propaganda, and why it was so misunderstood when it first came out. I outline my view that watching the movie is a lesson in how to identify and understand war propaganda, as well being an ultra-violent satire of fascism. I round off by answering the question on everyone’s lips – how the hell did Paul Verhoeven get away with it?
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