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Film, "Omar": You Will Cooperate

"Omar": You Will Cooperate

Analysts and crank theorists of Academy Award politics should find much to discuss in this poised thriller, for which filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad has earned his and Palestine's second-ever nomination in the category of Foreign Language Film (the first was for…
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Film, Last Laugh

Last Laugh

A common criticism of Hollywood from the right side of the political spectrum is that it hasn't made any movies that deal with the War on Terror, the way it did with World War II, for example. The truth is…
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Film, Zoom Lens Zoom Lens

Zoom Lens

"We're all blunderers," declares a Palestinian passenger on a West Bank shuttle van, punctuating her disgust with a wave of the hand. Her sweeping indictment, recorded in Hany Abu-Assad's terrific quasi-documentary Ford Transit, includes everyday people on both sides along…
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