Film Fest: Waltz with Bashir

Rasha: So, I’ll start by saying two things: One, since I haven’t seen Birth of a Nation, this might be the most racist film I’ve ever watched. Two, even on its own terms, I’m not sure what this film is trying to accomplish. Gemma: What would you say “its own terms” were? R: That’s a […]

SCC Film Fest: Films from Palestine and Israel

For Nakba Day, we’re offering the films and documentaries we’ll be watching, together and on our own, over the next month. We’ll review some of them here in the weeks to come. For more options, check out Palestine Docs. Encounter Point Budrus Five Broken Cameras Omar The Gatekeepers Waltz with Bashir Women in Struggle The […]

Character Study: Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife, Part 2

Read Part I here. Rasha: Today we’re talking about Kalinda and her lovers who are not Alicia, yes? Gemma: Yes. Much of the shallower critical writing about Kalinda has focused on her promiscuity, which also has seemed to be disproportionately Robert King’s focus in interviews. I always enjoyed Panjabi’s assertion that Kalinda was attracted to the minds […]