Here’s an excellent movie review published today in the New Yorker of the much anticipated political thriller, Body of Lies starring Russell Crow and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Filed under American Politics, Arts, Jordan, Media, Middle East Politics
This movie is the closing movie in the Middle-East Film Festival (MEIFF) being held in Abu-Dhabi, UAE. Can’t wait to watch it. Looks good.
That’s so great. If you watch it, please let me know what you thought. As always, thanks for your input.
Already there is much politics surrounding this movie as the Iranian actress starring in this movie has been banned from returning to her home-land because of choosing to further her acting career. She’s highly talented and was hand-picked for a significant role in this movie and now the idiotic “Islamic” Republic’s government has banned her from returning home because of it. Unbelievable.
Now I’m really curious! And that is sad about the Iranian actress. It’s really a shame instead of celebrating her creativity and art.
Unfortunately I never got the chance to go see the movie at the MEIFF…very depressed about that. 😦
It will be released commercially here in the middle-east soon though. 🙂
Alchemist! I saw it–albeit a bad copy–but I saw it and I don’t think it lives up to the novel. But lemme’ know what you think when you do see it. Lots of cultural nuances they missed–like Moroccan culture including food and Arabic accent are not Jordanian! LOL. 🙂
Oh no!! Pirated copy, hahaha. I was debating on whether to watch it on “those” copies but will wait it out and watch it in the theater. This way I can take a clearer note on the cultural nuances they missed as you mentioned, thanks for the heads up. 😉
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