Girlhood: A Sundance Review

By Jacob Mertens. In an early sequence in Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood, a group of girls walk home at night after a football game, weaving through featureless concrete high rises. One by one, each girl peels off from group as they reach their home until only Marieme (Karidja Touré) remains. In […]

Theeb of the West: An Interview with Naji Abu Nowar

By Amir Ganjavie and Shadi Javadi Abhari. The future of the western film genre, with its generic pattern, relation to historical narratives, and cinematic form, is a constant source of concern in cinema. Over the past couple of decades, various filmmakers, including Tommy Lee Jones (2005’s The Three Burials of […]