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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 →

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 →

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a book written in 2001 by British author J. K. Rowling about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. The book is claimed to be one of Harry Potter’s textbooks at… 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 →

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof…

Today is also Elizabeth Taylor’s birthday. The British-American actress began as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the… Continue reading →

Review: Guided Film & Conversation Meetup (20160218)

This is a consolidation and follow-up e-learning activity for the Guided Film & Conversation Meet-up held on the date above. The meetup was organised and managed by Pejman HABIBI. If you have attended this meet-up, you are welcome to discuss what… Continue reading →

Review: Guided Film & Conversation Meetup (2016 01 28)

This is a consolidation and follow-up e-learning activity for the Guided Film & Conversation Meetup held on the date above. The meetup was organised and managed by Pejman HABIBI.

When white actors play other races…

Pan, the story of Peter Pan’s origins opened recently in the US. There were protests when it was announced that Rooney Mara, a white actress, would be playing the role of Tiger Lily, a Native American character. An online petition… Continue reading →

On Avatars and Gravatars

In Hinduism, an avatar is a material manifestation of a deity or god, when the Hindu god comes down to earth in a bodily form. The term is most often associated with Vishnu and his two avatars or incarnations, Rama… Continue reading →

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