Category Archives: Drama

‘Tully’: Charlize Theron rediscovers herself in this deeply intimate ode to motherhood

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It’s been over a decade since Diablo Cody became a household name with the release of the much-acclaimed Juno. The Oscar-winning writer teamed up with Juno director Jason Reitman for the third time (having also worked together on Young Adult) for Tully, a story of a mother who hires a night-nanny after struggling with motherhood in the wake of her

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‘Unsane’: seeing is believing in Soderbergh’s newest medical thriller

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This review of Unsane was written by Christy Choueiri. Choueiri is a published poet and writer and the poetry editor for Rusted Radishes: Beirut Literary and Art Journal. Currently, she is pursuing a graduate degree in English Literature at the American University of Beirut where her work focuses on depictions of gender, sexuality, and mental health in cultural forms. Considering

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‘Final Portrait’: an all-too-brief glimpse into Alberto Giacometti’s life

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2018 was a big year for Armie Hammer, whose starring role in the Oscar-winning, queer, coming-of-age film Call Me By Your Name garnered him widespread acclaim and accolades across various awards circuits. Despite being around for a minute, the actor had yet to be cast in a role that would afford him the range he needed to showcase the extent

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‘Phantom Thread’: on the trials of loving an artist

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This review of Phantom Thread was co-written with Maria Hafez. Hafez is a senior in English Literature at the American University of Beirut. She dabbles in European cinema and has attended a summer course on Italian cinema in Milan. She hopes to pursue a career in film. Her favorite directors include Wes Anderson, Xavier Dolan, Federico Fellini, and Jean-Luc Godard. For decades,

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