Category Archives: Film

Back to Persepolis

In relation to how the imposed “modest” attire for women becomes a symbol of larger oppressions. Persepolis:

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Laila’s Birthday

2008 film, otherwise known as Eid milad Laila, written and directed by Rashid Masharawi. Saw it yesterday, for the first time. Picking up a DVD at one time, and then putting aside for another time. Film about a judge who … Continue reading

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Different Traits

Supposed to tell you that I knew you But I can’t remember Everybody’s got their different traits

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When The Soundtrack

Was a time when film soundtracks were generally original music composed for the film, rather than a collection of popular songs considered to fit the film. Saw The Firm on late night television. Hadn’t seen it previously, as with many … Continue reading

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So much less tiring

From an article by Andrew Marton, “Finally it’s time to meet the real Raquel”, Fort Worth Star Telegram, via Globe and Mail, August 28, 2001, p. R2, in relation to the transformation of Raquel Welch, as exemplified in her role … Continue reading

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Never Step Back

Be strong and never step back. Saw film on TVO, Toto and His Sisters. 2014 film by Alexander Nanau. Didn’t recognize the language or the director. Didn’t realize it was a documentary; cameras seemed too close for action to be … Continue reading

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Nick Sherman: Find My Way

I tore this house down A thousand times In my mind Heard the song at the end of the documentary Survivors Rowe. Story of abuse of an estimated 500 aboriginal boys at the hands of an Anglican Church predator, and … Continue reading

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