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Looking at ‘Captain Phillips’

It’s been truly a funny summer at the movies this year, if you ask me. Only few though impressed. But, with slap in the face films like Iron Man brought nothing spectacular, even in the story department. The summer then, so unfortunate for us, remained dull; of course, with a bit of a funny taste…

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Looking at ‘Gravity’

The clock on the computer that day I remember was 10:48 in the morning two years from today when I read that finally Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is taking off towards production. A sense of hope in the heart of mine began to breathe, the feeling of it, cold, meaning that perhaps Alfonso is going to…

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Looking at the ‘Prisoners’

Prisoners, directed by Denis Villeneuve and its screenplay, which is penned by Aaron Guzikowski is a compelling ride; a pitch perfect edge of your seat thriller that provides outstanding performances by Hugh Jackman; Jake GyllenHaal; Paul Dano, Terrance Howard, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis and Maria Bello. – Shot as if from the point of view…

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Siddiq Barmak’s ‘Osama’

Title: Osama (2003) Written/Directed by: Siddiq Barmak  cinematographer: Ebrahim Ghafori  Composer: Mohammad Reza Darvishi  Synopsos: A young Afghani girl (Marina Golbahari) who’s forced to assume the identity of a boy in order to support her mother and grandmother (all the male members of the family are dead). Her hair is cropped and she assumes the name…