‘I, Tonya’: is Margot Robbie skating her way to the Oscars?

It happens every other year: in a sea of great performances, one familiar actor or actress comes out of nowhere with a career-defining performance that has heads turning. Matthew McConaughey did it when he came out with Dallas Buyers Club, Brie Larson did it when she stole the awards season with Room, Jennifer Aniston shocked… Read More ‘I, Tonya’: is Margot Robbie skating her way to the Oscars?

‘Loving Vincent’ pays tribute to Vincent Van Gogh’s artistry

What distinguishes great movies from mediocre ones, among many other things of course, is the love with which the film was made — corny, I admit, but a testament to the labour of filmmakers and artists impassioned by their own ideas and creativity and what could come of each and both. One such example is… Read More ‘Loving Vincent’ pays tribute to Vincent Van Gogh’s artistry

Lebanese-American filmmaker directs Lady Gaga documentary, ‘Five Foot Two’

Home from a long day at work, I decided to check Netflix (a party to which this critic is quite late), and I came across Lady Gaga’s newly-released documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two. Hearing good things and being the casual fan of the Grammy and Golden Globe-winning singer and actress, I decided to give it… Read More Lebanese-American filmmaker directs Lady Gaga documentary, ‘Five Foot Two’

‘Anya Kneez’: the trials and triumphs of a queen in Beirut

A drag queen dressed in a stunning, all-white ensemble is illuminated by a strikingly beautiful array of neon lights that greets the viewer in the opening sequence of Anya Kneez: a Queen in Beirut. In what can only be described as a dreamy trance, set to the recurring tone of club music, Anya demands the… Read More ‘Anya Kneez’: the trials and triumphs of a queen in Beirut

Eddie Redmayne is electrifying as Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl”

When it comes to films, it’s one of the best feelings to see an actress/actor get justly recognised for ground-breaking performances after having seen them in small secondary roles. Who would have guessed that Eddie Redmayne was the powerhouse performer we now know him to be when Les Misérables (or even My Week With Marilyn)… Read More Eddie Redmayne is electrifying as Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl”