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Election [B+] Faizan Rashid
Who thought gangs could be diplomatic? And just like any democracy, voters could be bought, threatened or killed - in that order of increasing effectiveness. That is the...

Paradise Now [A-] Faizan Rashid
The two would-be suicide bombers in 'Paradise now' have seemingly ordinary lives; they work as car repairmen, live with their parents, and one of them is even smitten by...

Cache [A+] Faizan Rashid
Director Michael Haneke's ground breaking 'Cache' is a film that clearly understands convention and audience expectations and plays, nay, toys with it. It transcends the...

The Consequences of love [C+] Faizan Rashid
'The consequences of love' has at its core a very interesting protagonist – a forlorn, lonely, seemingly rich resident at a Swiss hotel. As a movie character, at first...

Looking for comedy in the Muslim world [C-] Faizan Rashid
Albert Brooks should look elsewhere to fulfill his quest of learning what makes Muslims laugh. The approach of this film and its execution are so heavily drenched in...

L'Enfant [A-] Faizan Rashid
Sonja (Déborah François) climbs the stairs to her apartment, knocks on the front door and to her surprise discovers a couple inside the house. She learns, to her...

The consequences of love [C+]
'The consequences of love' has at its core a very interesting protagonist – a forlorn, lonely, seemingly rich resident at a Swiss hotel. As a movie character, at first...

Junebug [A-] Faizan Rashid
‘Junebug’ is a miniature triumph, the result of putting a family under the microscope and dissecting them for the purpose of examination and amusement. Made in the...

Ceský sen (Czech Dream) [A-] Adnan Khan
“Czech Dream” is a very clever documentary that was an idea germinated by Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda, two enterprising student filmmakers. That this ‘experiment’ would...

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