2013 movies Review

Movie Review: Wadjda

Wadjda, dir. Haifaa al-Mansour Saudi Arabia, 2013 Note: this review contains spoilers It is easy with a film that has a backstory like this one to let that backstory take precedence over the film itself. That it was shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, a country where film in general is only grudgingly permitted (and film …

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My Year in Movies, 2012

I have never been a very disciplined movie-watcher; much more than with books or even music, , I have no ability to make myself watch the next thing on the list if it is not what I am in the mood for at the moment. So my list of movies is always unsystematic, and the …

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