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Cyrus Nowrasteh film The Stoning of Soraya M.

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen such a moving and beautifully told story of injustice against women, nor one that was so difficult to watch that at one point I had a hard time refraining from vomiting along … Continue reading

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Critique of Moroccan film Amours Voilees by Aziz Salmy

It is very difficult to write about this film for me—I have a love/hate relationship with it.  Which is funny, because the film is kind of a love-hate relationship between Batoul and Hamza!  Thus, this is not one of my … Continue reading

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Iranian film The Hidden Half, directed by Tahmineh Milani

…when I make a movie my aim is to challenge society. Some people don’t like this and disagree but the most important thing is to talk and be able to publicly debate these issues. This will help people to think … Continue reading

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Analysis of Ahmed Boulane’s The Satanic Angels/Les Anges de Satan

http://lesangesdesatan.blogspot.com is a great source for film photos, but most of the writing about this film is in French and pretty generic, so I won’t list websites for you. The Satanic Angels/Les Anges de Satan was released in Morocco in … Continue reading

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Analysis/Review of “Biutiful” directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Inarritu)

There are so many reviews for this film, because it is in official competition in Cannes and up for a best foreign Academy Award and best actor Oscar, that I can’t really direct you to any in particular reviews this … Continue reading

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Giddh, The Vultures, 1984 South Indian Movie Directed by T.S. Ranga, Review and Analysis

This older South Indian movie, Giddh, written and directed by T.S. Ranga, is available from Netflix or online downloading, with a nice small blog article at http://parallelcinema.blogspot.com/2005/08/giddh-1984-vultures.html.  Set in Karnataka, the movie features Hannumakka (Smita Patil) as a devadasi or … Continue reading

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Analysis/Review of Kharboucha, Moroccan Film, Hamid Zoughi director

Kharboucha (Kharboucha ou Ma Ydoum Hal–Kharboucha ou rien n’est eternal—Kharboucha or nothing is eternal), Hamid Zoughi’s directorial debut in 2007 with a release date in late 2008 at a festival in Tangier in Morocco, comprises one of very few exceptionally … Continue reading

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