The Blind Date Vanishes (Film Review: “About Elly”)

When this film began, I thought it would be like a Middle Eastern version of The Big Chill, maybe with less laughs and fewer hit singles. How wrong I was. Continue Reading →

The Joke that Landed Behind Bars (Film Review: “Rosewater”)

Jon Stewart’s film, Rosewater, proves there’s life after The Daily Show, and also that oppressive regimes don’t generally have a sense of humor. Continue Reading →