Divided into three parts and structured much like Dante's Divine Comedy
, this intellectually scintillating think-piece from the eternally relevant Jean-Luc Godard finds Hell and Purgatory right here on our sorry, scorched earth. Paradise, unfortunately, appears to be elsewhere. In "Kingdom 1: Hell," which essentially serves as a prelude to the much longer second section, Godard pits documentary footage of 20th century war and atrocity against film clips from such Hollywood fictions as APOCALYPSE NOW and ZULU. Sandwiched between fabrications of victorious knights crusading through the Holy Land and the U.S. Cavalry crushing the American Indian are real-life ima...