SpyTalk at the Movies: A Descent into Online Terror

'Profile,' an unconventional thriller inspired by a French journalist’s real use of Facebook to infiltrate the Islamic State, exposes the possibilities and perils of social media


Being a freelance journalist requires a strong stomach, particularly if you’re a woman sitting on your London sofa pretending to be in love with a recruiter for the Islamic State, as becomes rapidly clear in Timur Bekmambetov’s engaging thriller, Profile.

In the time it takes to crunch a few kernels of popcorn, reporter Amy Whittaker, under…

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