Film Review: “Skybound” – Such A Shame They Weren’t Grounded

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Skybound (2017) Director: Alex Tavakoli   There are few airplanes that I wish to be indefinitely grounded, but the private jet appearing in the blockbuster movie Skybound is certainly one of them. If only ground control had checked the acting skills of the pilots and the security settings of the script, the movie would never […]

Film Review: “Disobedience” – Hashem Help Me!

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Film title: Disobedience (2017) Director: Sebastián Lelio   Disobedience is a compelling and beautiful film relating the transgression of two women in a more than conservative society run by men and religion. Nothing new you might say, but that is what makes the film even better. It is a drama that anyone can relate to […]

Film Review: “The Conductor” – When Women Direct Men To The Sound Of Music

Reading Time: 6 minutes Film – The Conductor (Dutch title: De Dirigent), directed by Maria Peters (2018)   You’re either born a musician or you’re born not a musician. It has nothing to do with gender. – Antonia Brico     She was meant to get happily married and have lots of children, but her passion for music told her […]

Jafar Panahi: “3 Faces” – The Sounding Of Iranian Traditional Values

Reading Time: 3 minutes Banned Iranian film producer, Jafar Panahi, has managed to cast criticism on traditional Iranian values, without actually doing so. What he did was extremely clever and comprised a particular way of filming, by which we ended up literally accompanying him, and actress Behnaz Jafari, on an outing deep into the Iranian mountains. Deceptively simple, the […]

“Beauty Isn’t Everything, It’s The Only Thing.”

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Horror films are really not my genre, but I do admit that if the storyline is good, and the special effects not too distasteful, they can make for compelling viewing. With aspiring model, Jesse, moving to Los Angeles, and getting gobbled up by predatory beauties, Nicolas Refn’s 2016 film, “The Neon Demon”, certainly underscores my […]