Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…
Omer M. Mozaffar lectures across Chicago, teaching courses on religion, literature, history and film. He has given well over a thousand talks on Islam since 9/11.
In 2009, Roger Ebert named him as one of his “Far Flung Correspondents.” In 2011, the Graham School of the University of Chicago honored him with an “Excellence in Teaching Award” in Humanities, Arts and Sciences. He is a lifelong Chicagoan, involving himself in various educational, social service and charitable projects.
A review of Hansal Mehta’s 2013 film, "Shahid."
An FFC looks at the horrible situation in Ferguson, MO and what it says about where we are and where we're going.
The fourth and final part in a series on how film has addressed the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Part three of our series on how the Israel-Palestine conflict is reflected through film.
The second part of our series on exploring the Israel-Palestine conflict through film.
The first part in a four-part series on what film can teach us about the relationship between Israel and Palestine.
On Day Four of Ebertfest this year, an eleven o’clock screening of Haifaa Al-Mansour's "Wadjda" won over eager viewers and launched a marathon four-movie schedule, and what a successful start it was.