Posts by Anahit Behrooz

Origin – first-look review

By Anahit Behrooz

Ava DuVernay adapts Isabel Wilkerson's 2020 non-fiction book 'Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents' with somewhat mixed results, interweaving Wilkerson's personal story into one of systemic subjugation.

Why Stephanie Hsu should win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

By Anahit Behrooz

Her performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once is a masterclass in pain and rage, deserving of a closer look.

Beyond the Wall – first-look review

By Anahit Behrooz

Vahid Jalilvand crafts an intimate puzzle box of a film, regarding the lives of two strangers that intersect in a fascinating and tragic manner.

The Matchmaker – first-look review

By Anahit Behrooz

Benedetta Argenteri's documentary about Tooba Gondal fails to get to the systematic causes of radicalisation, instead opting for shoddy personal blame.

Panah Pahani: ‘As Iranians, we have to craft our own spaces of peace’

By Anahit Behrooz

The writer/director of Hit the Road reflects on finding comfort in car journeys and learning to see beyond genre.

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: ‘How would the female body exist without the pressure of patriarchy?’

By Anahit Behrooz

The legendary Chadian director speaks candidly about reproductive rights in his home country and supporting the next generation of filmmakers.

A powerful new film traces the campaign to lift Ireland’s abortion ban

By Anahit Behrooz

The 8th is a poignant look at how grassroots activism is driving social change.

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