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…

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…

Review: World War Z

Director Marc Forster and Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ is that unexpected uppercut, frenetic in nature, right below the chin. It’s a surprise. –  After reading Lauren M. Holson’s five page long intense and informative coverage for Vanity Fair regarding the production and behind the scenes chaos,  “surprise” is the right term. Movies at times…