Articles tagged makram khoury

8 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Free Zone (2005)

After the initial early promise of its opening 15 minutes or so, the film resorts to spinning its wheels, then driving down dead-end alleys, and then plowing head-long into exactly the sort of heavy-handed didactic symbolism that gives me fits and has me reaching for the remote.

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21 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Syrian Bride (2006)

The Syrian Bride, like Walk on Water and the Oscar-nominated Paradise Now, is part of the optimistic Israeli New Wave in filmmaking, these days. And it's well worth watching.

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9 May 2006 // 2:00 AM

Free Zone (2005)

The first shot of Amos Gitai's new film is arresting. Natalie Portman cries for eight minutes.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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