Film & TV

The 7th Art: Curfew Nights

Written by Ibby and Alaa (aka Lols) 

Hello all! Ibby here, bringing you a new collection of movies to watch and talk about.  Seeing as how Egypt is going through a tight spot for the past week or so, and we’re all basically under the curfew “spell”, I’ve decided to gather a few movies that will help entertain your curfew hours and get you thinking on matters you might not have already thought about. Survival, accepting others…these are but a few of the concepts these movies discuss. I hope you enjoy them!

 

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Into the wild – In regards to the survival instincts that most of us –if not all- have developed in less than a week, “Into the wild” is your choice of a movie. It will let you immerse into a world where survival is of the utmost importance; the kind you will want to live and explore.  A biographical drama survival film adapted from a non-fiction book with the same name, this movie is touching, compelling and will leave you breathless and cringing for some more.

 

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Before sunrise – For the romance fans out there who just want a break from it all, “Before Sunrise” is a romantic drama film that explores the story of two strangers who meet on a train. The conversation between them is painfully natural and they decide to take the risk of getting off together exploring Vienna and themselves. This incredibly unconventional, honest, quirky, and heartwarming romantic movie has spawned two sequels “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight”.

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Snatch – A comedy- crime movie with an interesting cast starring Brad Pitt and Jason Statham.

 

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Following – Unknown to many, this is Nolan’s first feature which will actually have Nolan fans standing on their toes. “Following” is a neo-noir drama thriller film that depicts a dark and mysterious journey through the life of a man whose fortune is fading and has to deal with a criminal underworld that he fails to keep distance from.

 

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District 9 – An action sci-fi thriller movie about creatures from a different planet inhabiting a section of South Africa. This movie takes on a more realistic view of how we would deal with an alien presence in our back garden. With concepts such as humanity, xenophobia and how to deal with the unknown, this picture will fascinate you from beginning to end with an incredible pace and story.

 

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City of God – Based on a true story, this crime drama movie is not for the light hearts. This Brazilian gangster film depicts the story of organized crime in the “City of God”, a suburb of Rio de Janero, Brazil. It will have you reeling back at both the intense nature of the story and the majestic and artistic fashion it is portrayed in.

 

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Bravehreart – “Freedom!” It’s that iconic word that set this movie among the classical movies ever made. This historical drama war film depicts the story of William Wallace, who bravely stood up against the Englishmen in the fight for freedom and justice.

 

What inspires you?

Tell us what you think of today’s selection of movies. We would very much love to read all about your comments and views on your taste in movies and films as well.

 

About Ibrahim [Ibby] Awara

I have experienced 21 separate occasions where I’ve stood amongst family expected to blow out candles, that’s a fancy way of saying I’m 21. Films, to me, are a dream like state of reality, bubbles of thoughts, emotions and experiences that swell up in a mosaic of images. I believe films are one of the most expressive mediums out there and it is a great passion of mine to explore and express the world around me through film. Reading, writing, watching and making films are all paths I set myself upon gladly.

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