Of late, the Academy Awards have seen a much tighter race in the women’s acting categories than in the men’s, and for good reason. Not only were women at the center of Hollywood this year, but they delivered, as they usually do, some of the most memorable performances of the year. And the nominees for this year’s Oscars are… Read More 2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress in a Leading Role
It has all culminated to this moment. This awards season has, by far, been one of the most interesting, with multiple titles winning top honours instead of one or two sweeping. And while Three Billboards seems to have gained momentum of late, this awards season has proven that anything is possible with The Shape of… Read More Oscars 2018: 90th Academy Award nominations (Full List)
On December 15, The Academy announced the nine films shortlisted for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. To the delight of all of us here in Lebanon, Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult made it to the list. And as varied as the predictions have since been, things are getting clearer and clearer with each precursor… Read More Oscars 2018: does Lebanon’s ‘The Insult’ have a chance?
There is something so deeply heartbreaking about the silence with which one carries pain, the consuming numbness that occurs in reaction to the ache that burdens daily existence. And if the struggles adolescents face in today’s unforgiving world aren’t hard enough, they are amplified tenfold when placed in a context of queerness. This is at… Read More ‘Beach Rats’ explores the quiet pains of sexual awakening
Earlier today, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nine films shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The shortlisted films included some major snubs and a big (and welcome) surprise for Lebanon’s The Insult, which has now advanced to the penultimate round of decisions. Directed by Ziad Doueiri, The Insult… Read More Lebanon’s ‘The Insult’ shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar