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The Lunchbox film review: Sweet aroma

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I had heard about The Lunchbox – it came highly recommended by the one and only Mayouie – and how it’s based in vibrant Mumbai, how it revolves around the dear Indian cuisine that plays on smell and taste as carriers of emotions, and how it boasts trains transporting dabbawallas and lunchboxes. That was enough to get me hooked before getting started.
Sure enough, …

ريفيو فيلم لاموأخذة

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الفيلم ده جامد لاموأخذة. من الاخر كده عمرو سلامة  وصل لمرحلة من التحكم في فنه ادت للعمل العبقري اللي اسمه لامواخذة.
الفيلم بكل بساطة هي قصة بلوغ السن أو coming of age  لطفل ظروف الدنيا خلته يواجه  جميع المشاكل الممكنة في الحياة. هاني عبدالله بيتر طفل مسيحي من أسرة ميسورة الحال, عايش جوه الفقاعة اللي معظم مصريين الطبقة فوق المتوسطة وما أعلاها عايشين فيها. بيروح مدارس …

“The Square” Review

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Pre-Screening at ThePlanet
So, the planet held a screening of the –by now- famous recently released documentary “The Square”. A film heralded by people as one of the greatest achievements of the revolution because a) it has been nominated for an Oscar b) up until this point it hasn’t been granted screening permissions in Egypt, it’s home country (so it must be speaking against the army …

Sex in Egyptian Society


The information super highway gifts us with some beautiful, engaging content, as it does, in the form of a 15-minute YouTube video. “Libido” is a skit that openly talks about closed doors, and questions what’s been granted unanswered.

Regardless of the values and norms, sex is a crucial topic that should at least be talked about, debated, and – God forbid – practiced. In Egypt, we’ve …

You Don’t Get To Be Bored


Image from Bored to death, A highbrow low key comedy that’s just brilliant.
So we have a “curfew” in place. People left and right are claiming themselves to be bored from staying in during weekdays after 7 pm.
Well boo-fucking-hoo.
I’m sorry, well not really, but you have no excuse to be bored. You have the world at your fingertips, there’s so much art, music, literature, TV, …