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… Read More ‘Unsane’: seeing is believing in Soderbergh’s newest medical thriller
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… Read More ‘Final Portrait’: an all-too-brief glimpse into Alberto Giacometti’s life
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,… Read More ‘Phantom Thread’: on the trials of loving an artist
A mark of a truly great filmmaker is her ability to challenge both herself and the climate of work around her, to continuously explore new things and to incorporate them into her craft to yield a better result (or even a bad one). And while many filmmakers did that successfully this year — think Jordan… Read More ‘The Post’: is Steven Spielberg playing it safe?
In a year that will chiefly be remembered as the year that began an equality movement in Hollywood, it is important to underscore the significance of these auteurs’ achievements. From Dee Rees’s success with Mudbound, to Rachel Morrison’s historic Oscar nomination for cinematography (making her the first and only woman nominated for the category), to… Read More ‘Lady Bird’: Greta Gerwig’s ode to mothers, daughters, and Sacramento