Category: FILMS

Film Review: Gulaab Gang

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Film Review: Gulaab Gang

VICE calls them India’s Flux of Pink Ladies, a 400,000 strong army of women warriors clad in pink sarees and wielding staffs. They’re a new class of vigilante women in a country that has abandoned feminine sanctity, even though some Hindu gods are indestructibly powerful women. That sanctity was reclaimed in Gulaab Gang, an Indian […]

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Britz

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments
Britz

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars A two part mini series airing on BBC in 2007, Britz takes on a divided plot line by telling the same story from two different points of view. One family, two siblings, and a completely unexpected turn of events. If you’re able to get a hold of this, I recommend checking it […]

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Sleeper Cell

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments
Sleeper Cell

Ratings: 4/5 Despite receiving failed reviews by critics who clearly don’t know what they’re talking about, Sleeper Cell was one of those original mini series that really aimed to break through stereotypes. Not only did it attack the idea that all Muslims are terrorists, but it took a diverse look at different types of terrorists, […]

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The Killing Room

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments
The Killing Room

Rated: 4/5 Stars With an all-star cast and a brilliant plot, The Killing Room leaves you wanting a sequel ASAP. Check out the great review below by SlashFilm.com: So, you respond to a psychological research study advertisement in the classifieds and find yourself in a big white room with three other test subjects. In the […]

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My Name is Khan

| August 2, 2010 | 1 Comment
My Name is Khan

Rated: 1/5 Stars What do you get when Bollywood takes on a screenplay dealing with the dynamics of a post 9-11 America, gives the reins to Karan Johr, and casts it with top tier stars like Shahrukh Khan and Kajol?   In the case of My Name is Khan, you get a total disaster and […]

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Children of the Taliban | by Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

| May 26, 2010 | 0 Comments
Children of the Taliban | by Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

  Children of the Taliban     Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy takes on a terrifying question: How does the Taliban convince children to become suicide bombers? Propaganda footage from a training camp is intercut with her interviews of young camp graduates. About Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy:  Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy makes documentary films. She’s the founder of the Citizens Archive […]

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The Stoning of Soraya M.

| April 12, 2010 | 0 Comments
The Stoning of Soraya M.

Rated 5//5 Stars The Stoning of Soraya M. is a bold narrative set during a post-Shah era in a small village in Iran.  The story embarks upon the arrival of a journalist, played by Passion of the Christ star, Jim Cavaziel, who hears a woman tell the story of her niece Soraya.   It was […]

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Khuda Ke Liye

| December 2, 2009 | 0 Comments
Khuda Ke Liye

Rated: 4.5/5 Stars Literally translating to “For God’s Sake” or “For God”, Khuda Ke Liye is a critically acclaimed film that tells of the path three different characters follow. It was in written and directed by Shoaib Mansoor, a Pakistani talent who debuted as a director when Khuda Ke Liye was released in Pakistan.  You […]

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East is East

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Rated: 4/5 Stars Part comedy, part drama, East is East is the story of a Pakistani-British household in 1960s England. George Khan (Om Puri) is a first generation Pakistani immigrant married to a British woman named Ella (Linda Basset).  The complexity kicks in around the antics of their part Paki- part Brit children who walk […]

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Five Fingers

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments
Five Fingers

Rated: 3/5 Stars Five Fingers, directed by Laurance Malkin, sends a powerful message about the debated use of torture by CIA agents.  The film stars Ryan Phillippe who plays Martijn, a Dutch citizen who’s kidnapped alongside is guide while visiting Morocco to set up his charity, a Food Program. He comes to meet his captor […]

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