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The Graduate (1967)

Based on the 1963 novel, The Graduate is an American romantic comedy film. It explores the life of a 21-year-old Benjamin Braddock who has won all the accolades imaginable at his age and yet floats adrift in an ocean of aimlessness. In an effort to fill an imaginary void, he concedes to having a sexual […]

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“But sometimes I’m still not sure which side of the wall I’m on.”

This line aptly conveys the subtlety of the art portrayal executed by director Roman Polanski in the quite unparalleled Holocaust recreation, The Pianist. Based on the memoir of a Polish Jewish pianist, Wladyslaw Szpilman, this War and Historical drama film remains a rare treasure, in the category of Holocaust cinema, cherished by its viewers worldwide.  […]

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“If you’re not afraid of death, you’re in control of life.”

         Paradise Now involves the lives of Said (Kais Nashef) and Khaled (Ali Suliman), two Palestinians,  mechanics and best friends, who are hired to cross into Israel and blow themselves. This movie is directed by Hany Abu-Assad and in his Golden Globe acceptance speech he made a plea for a Palestinian state, saying he hoped the […]

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Deeply Philosophical and Aesthetic

A blind photographer, an ascetic monk and a young stockbroker don’t have much in common and yet all three form an important part of the movie that is Ship of Theseus. Based on the famous paradox, the Ship of Theseus questions whether changing the components of a thing changes the thing itself and, if yes, […]