Category movies

Palm Sunday – Jerusalem 1931

Palm Sunday is in another two weeks, and I just found this on Facebook (reposted by my dad). We’re not a family of great believers, but we do believe that we, Arabs (Christians and Muslims) lived in Palestine before the Occupation in 1948. This footage is considered rare, though it may not be as accurate. […]

Bar Bahar/ In Between – a film by Maysaloun Hamoud

I haven’t seen this film yet, though I’ve heard it received good reviews, and for once the Arabic woman stereotype is broken. For god’s sake, people around the world think that Arab women are supposed to be of one kind, but in this film, as it appears in the trailer, Arab women can live on […]

Break Free

I found this on Tumblr and I thought of sharing the youtube video here on my blog. Words inspired by watching this video: Break free … the mortal soul inside you. Break free those eyes that wander around. Trying to find a true identity, or more than just one. Break free… those boundaries you lived within, […]

The Fault in Our Stars

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”  Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141) I just opened my kindle to check the highlights and the notes I had for the novel The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It turns out I read the book more than a year ago, […]

Alternative Reality

I have seen this clip/movie a week ago and then I’ve noticed that everyone on Facebook is sharing it. It is a share-worthy video. Reality: women are harassed every day when raped it is their fault. If it’s not the case and I’m exaggerating, then please pay a visit to the middle east. Surly a […]

Omar – from Palestine to the Oscars

“Omar” by the Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, is a film about resistance, honor, and freedom. I can certainly be glad to hear about its nomination for the Academy Awards. A nomination for a Palestinian film is always an honor, and one cannot but support this triumph, and feel honored that this film can be a […]

I don’t want to go back alone (Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho)

I have seen this short Brazilian movie nearly two years ago, and ever since then I couldn’t find it again. Only yesterday I found it and decided to keep it among my favorites and share here. I simply love it. Watch it. There are subtitles.

15 Interesting Facts about Harry Potter

 

Jane Eyre

So yesterday I re-watched the 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre, and I think it was the first time I’ve cried while watching one of the adaptations of this story. I’m usually touched by the story and my heart beats when Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester confess their love for the first time, but this time […]

Anna Karenina

I have shared a new post on my blog about my experience with the new adaptation for Anna Karenina. Click here for the post

People Don’t Belong to People

The Hobbit

I have finally had the chance to watch “The Hobbit”, or perhaps one can refer to it as The Film of the Season/Year. “The Hobbit” as many of you should know is based on the Fantasy novel by Tolkien with the same title. This novel is a prequel novel for Lord of the Rings, it’s […]