A quizzical smile

This is the first post with an experimental format that I am calling “The Revealer”. The text is revealed step by step as you engage with it and answer some questions…

English through Films: You Brought Two Too Many

Once Upon a Time in the West is an epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone. It stars Henry Fonda, who in this film is cast against type, that is to say, he is the villain and not the… Continue reading →

English through films: In my long life, I have experienced many ends…

Note: This is a rewrite of an older post originally published on 2 February 2016. Forever is an American fantasy crime drama television series that aired on ABC as part of the 2014–15 fall television season. Created by Matt Miller,… Continue reading →


A few days ago, I went to the cinema and saw this beautiful film in VO! Let’s watch the trailer: In center of India, a woman lost his son Saroo as he was looking for food with his older brother… Continue reading →

English through films: A Cure for Wellness

A Cure for Wellness is a psychological horror thriller about a young executive who is sent to a mysterious rehabilitation centre in the Swiss Alps to bring back his company’s CEO. The film will be released on February 17, 2017…. Continue reading →

Live Commentary for the weekend of 26-27th of November

November 26 is the Anti-Obesity Day, which is a good reminder for some of us, myself included, to eat less and exercise more… 😉 On November 26, in 1942, Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premiered in… Continue reading →

The Crush (2011 Oscar-nominated Short Film)

I watched a short film some days ago. It’s an Irish live action short film called The Crush. It won Best Irish Short award at the 23rd Foyle Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Live Action… Continue reading →

Passengers… Why did they wake up?

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers on a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet… but their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to… Continue reading →

Two completely unrelated subjects

There’s a memorable scene in the classic James Bond film Goldfinger, starring Sean Connery, when James Bond meets the villain for the third time. They have already met, accidentally, in a casino, and a second time, coincidentally, on a golf… Continue reading →

A poet has died…

Abbâs kiârostami, perhaps the greatest Iranian film director of all time, has died. He died a couple of days ago in a Paris hospital, losing his fight against gastrointestinal cancer. He is probably best known for his “Taste of Cherry”… Continue reading →

Kinda awesome, kinda creepy… (A review of the Meetup on June the 5th, 2016)

This is a follow-up and consolidation e-learning activity for the Guided Film & Conversation Meet-up for the Intermediate to advanced level, held on the fifth of June 2016. The meetup was organised and managed by Pejman HABIBI. If you wish to… Continue reading →

Iran in Cannes Film Festival

Cannes is one of the most important film festivals which happens every year and this year, the special thing about it was that there was an Iranian film in the competition and many Iranians followed the results. Two awards for… Continue reading →

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