And The Oscar Goes To !!

The 96th Academy Awards are, around the corner and this year’s list of nominees includes some truly outstanding films. While each nominee is undeniably deserving I have predictions as to who might claim the awards on Oscar night. When it comes to Best Picture my money is on “Oppenheimer.” Christopher Nolan’s latest masterpiece has garnered both … Read more

A Tale of Two Carols: Classic vs Diverse Interpretations

This is the season to be jolly, and what better way to usher in the festive spirit than with a heartwarming rendition of Charles Dickens’ timeless classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Over the years, we’ve seen various adaptations of this beloved tale, ranging from the traditional classics to more diverse and inclusive interpretations that reflect the … Read more

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – An Electrifying Prequel That Outdoes The Hunger Games

The much-anticipated movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes has captured the hearts of Hunger Games fans everywhere. This gripping prequel film, set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen’s fight for survival in the arena, tells the origin story of the sinister President Snow and his complex relationship with District 12 tribute … Read more

Scott’s Napoleon: Lazy Mockery Robs Viewers of Real Insight

As someone fascinated with the Napoleonic era, I entered the theater to watch Ridley Scott’s take on the French emperor with high hopes – but walked out rather unsatisfied. Now showing in cinemas, Scott’s Napoleon aims more for low-brow laughs than an intricate exploration of the complex man behind the myth. Don’t get me wrong, … Read more

Glass Onion: A Knives out mystery

When we were first introduced to Benoit Blanc in the first Knives out movie, instantly promised to be an interesting character. Daniel Craig’s performance then and now is three dimensional and had a combination of clever and humorous. Glass Onion also boasts an ensemble of actors who manage to deliver good performances and the cherry … Read more

Ten underrated Movies

An underrated film is usually well-known. It’s not about being an obscure movie. It’s about being misunderstood or possibly wasn’t what the audience & critics expected when the flick was first released. A great example of such a film is Citizen Kane, but it won’t be included in this list because for me it’s a masterpiece & already highly rated among critics. 1. Eyes Wide … Read more

Oscar Nominations & Lebanese Cinema Pride

When you consider an award show the most admirable thing usually is getting surprising results. In the last ten or so years it’s been more like a campaign race and most of the time the powerful producers play a significant role. This year’s Oscar nominations feature one of the best movies there denies no. But … Read more