Queen & Slim is an iconic piece of modern black cinema. Whilst the progression of the plot can be questionable at times, the film never skips a beat. It will suck you into a journey full of laughter, tears, thrills, suspense, joy, and relief.
Author: Aly AW
Egyptian-born and multilingual cinephile, Aly’s love of cinema started early as a child when he would spend full days watching movie marathons in the cinema with his dad. Aly started editing since he was eight and grew on to have an obsessive appreciation for analyzing and decoding films.
Deserted Island Movie Collection: Anything Kubrick, Tarantino, or Coen Brothers (Guilty Pleasure: The MCU)
Best Movie Snack: The saltiest of popcorns of course.
Alex Gibney’s latest documentary Citizen K is educational yet unsatisfying. This documentary tries to fit Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s story into 2 hours (which is definitely not an easy task) – from his rise to financial power in the early days of capitalism to facing off and creating a nemesis no one would dare to touch in Vladimir Putin.
The astonishingly gorgeous documentary film, Honeyland, explores the life of Europe’s last beekeeper, and her struggle to face mankind’s flawed condition against nature.
Waad, the film’s narrator, tells her life story during the five years of uprising in Aleppo, and the siege which forced her to experience the destruction of her home city in For Sama.