Film Review: ‘Roman Holiday’

★★★★☆ Now celebrating its 60th anniversary, director William Wyler’s Roman Holiday (1953) – the romantic comedy starring the elfin Audrey Hepburn and debonair Gregory Peck – perfectly captures an innocent era sadly long forgotten. Anne (Hepburn, in the role that first brought her into the public eye), the princess of Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Wadjda’

★★★★☆ Having already made history as the first full-length feature ever to have been filmed entirely inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Haifaa al-Mansour’s charming debut, Wadjda (2012), cleverly conceals a wealth of sociopolitical complexity beneath its deceptively simplistic central narrative. Featuring a breakout performance from 12-year-old, Riyadh-born non-professional Waad Continue Reading