who else misses tuck everlasting 😭💚
performers: sarah charles lewis & andrew keenan bolger
song: partner in crime
show: tuck everlasting
The Queen is back!
THIS WEEKEND for a strictly limited time, Helen Mirren returns to Australian cinemas as Queen Elizabeth II in the record-breaking smash hit from #NTLive and the writer of The Crown - THE AUDIENCE. Through 60 years of British history, meet the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Tickets available now! #thecrown #queenelizabethii #theatre
I don't believe it to be physically possible for me to be any more excited than I already am.
This production was my lifeblood was I was young. 11/10, will be pre-ordering tickets.
#cats #catsthemusical #theatre #broadway
|| 7 years ago, I wrote this song as a poem for my first college English class. Recently, I’ve been reevaluating the incredibly evident wound I have with religion—it’s crushed my willingness to open up to what’s possible, because it’s painted like there’s only one answer, and I’m not sure that’s the right one. How limitless could the next chapter be if we allow ourselves to think beyond what we think we already know What if it’s different for everyone What if it is—at its core—purely music 🎧
Allow yourself to let go of how you’ve always defined your thought—with the anger and defensiveness that holds it close—and evolve with your growing heart. (Deeply appreciating @joshradnor & @fatgirlfitbody for the inspiration to dig deep & move with confidence and fearless thought.) || #originalmusic
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It has been 11 years since the marvel cinematic universe debuted as Iron man birthed many possibilities but, even the most optimistic fans wouldn’t not have predicted the saga to be the major success it is in addition to Last year’s Infinity war anticipation for Endgame was an understatement making it one of the if not the most hyped movie of all time and with such potential on its plate the Russo brothers deliver another masterpiece to end out the MCU as we know it in style.
There are a lot of stuff to unpack here as the movie servers as a sequel to last year’s Infinity war which saw Thanos acquiring all 6 infinity stones and doing the massacre that is wiping out half of all living creatures leaving the universe in a dark place with fan favorite characters turning into dust while the only addition would be Captain Marvel all of our previous surviving heroes unravel a side of vulnerability and defeat that is not too familiar with fans of the MCU yet, they seize an opportunity to possibly restore their beloved ones and defeat the mighty titan.
Every character in Endgame had its arc perfected to their own backstory making the movie emotional at times but, that doesn’t exclude a lot of comedy which has been written so cleverly, and a script that conveys pain, anger and despair flawlessly giving inspiration to the movie genre as a whole not just superhero movies. The amount of sequences that made the theatre either speechless or dying of laughter are uncountable as the movie sequences to a lot of our characters smoothly which were perfected by their cast respectively even Thanos himself delivers yet another admirable performance adding to the large canvas that the Russo brothers blessed theatres with.
I personally had the highest of high expectations yet, I was surprised almost entirely as the movie experiments to good measure delivering one of the best movies one can see in a lifetime and that says a lot coming from a superhero movie, everything from the score till the credits made me enjoy this fine piece of art even more making it a must watch for comic book fans and non-alike.
Tamer Ashry was stepping into uncharted territory with his debut in Egyptian theatres having previously worked on titles such as ‘’The trails of spring’’ and ‘’Sacred’’ the anticipation was definitely there to spot a new filmmaker who seems to skip the easy way to make money scheme and focus on actually making worthwhile movies based on his previous efforts.
Photocopy follows Mahmoud Hemeda casted as Mahmoud which is an elder who runs a photocopying shop as he’s clinging to what’s left in his world while not overthinking his everyday actions he also tries to adjust to the new culture surrounded by him which still shocks him by the day but one day he suddenly has a thing for finding out how dinosaurs went extinct mostly for curiosity while Shereen Reda is casted as Safia a widow who is left alone as her son abandons her in favor of work while the two certainly find their chemistry each has their own problem especially with their age.
Mahmoud Hemeida delivers one of his best modern performances to date as an alpha-male even for his age playing the carefree persona to a whole new while mostly he is still being affected by what’s around him but, that doesn’t stop him from being the unorthodox man he is moving on to Shereen Reda while the role is certainly a new caliber for her due to her previous work limiting her to a badass/ boss type Ashry utilizes her in a very impressive although her acting was one dimensional at times she showed she could be more venerable and effective than what most people think of her.
While Photocopy touches on themes of existentialism its not free of symbolism, criticizing stereotypes and criticizing the society it molds itself into from the first minute unfortunately that wasn’t enough to carry the whole 90 mins due to poor writing wonky editing and terrible sound mixing which many would hope could help Ashry to grow from in his future projects
6.5/10 Written by:@yehiaseyam
High flying bird
When Steven Soderbergh the director of big hits such as Ocean’s eleven, Logan lucky and Magic mike announced his return to movie directing with ‘unsane’ marking it as his first experience shooting with an iPhone fans weren’t exactly blown away while it wasn’t mediocre it felt uncomfortable to critics and audiences alike.
Now that Soderbergh is back again with his second experience shooting with an iPhone it’s clear he has learned a thing or two due to it being surprisingly good as High flying bird was shot in 2 weeks and edited in another 3, let that sink in. Making a feature film in 2019 with iPhone cameras and finishing it up in just over a month with a mini budget of just 2Million USD, while Soderbergh isn’t exactly a pioneer when it comes to shooting with an iPhone he may be a pioneer in making actual good movies where it’s not even visible for the average joe to spot the difference.
From experimental odd stills to colorful in-door scenes which helped the shooting a ton High flying bird isn’t just impressive from the outside as it dives upon the scams and unfair deals rookie basketball players fall for just to make it into the league. The movie follows Erick’s agent Ray Ruke as he tries to untangle Erick from the mess he made alongside balancing his firm who may have done him dirty while he carries a lot on his shoulder Ray makes it a mission upon himself to work everything out. Every performance especially Ray’s was surprisingly immersive and made the overall experience intriguing to watch.
Soderbergh and Netflix may have just found the next formula for bumping out as much movies as possible and making instant cash while it may not result in masterpieces it would certainly be entertaining to watch directors experiment and most importantly produce worthwhile movies.
7.5/10. Written by:@yehiaseyam
More from behind the scenes of our latest project “through our eyes”.
Coming out on the 23rd this month!!! Check out our story for more info.
Imagine an immigrant Algerian single mother living with her two daughters in France, imagine how the cultural shock could impact her and her daughters, imagine her struggle to keep her daughters on the right path, imagine the struggle of not being able to speak the language of the country you’re living in, imagine the financial struggles you would have to face to enroll your daughters into education, while Fatima has all of that on her plate she doesn’t give up on the life upon her in France instead she devotes it to her daughters.
Whereas the elder sister Nesrine depends on her financial aid to satstain her new stage in her life, Fatima has to make a lot of sacrifices to please her younglings but, she’s even more shocked when she faces how the younger sister Souad couldn’t care less about her studies and couldn’t be less disconnected with her leaving Fatima devastated while, that may have hurt Fatima it doesn’t stop her from putting blood sweat and tears to provide for the family.
Although the movie runs for just 80 minutes it feels as a hybrid between a screenplay and a documentary the way each of our three main characters gets shot, edited and how they connect and disconnect making it an enjoyable emotional rollercoaster that tackles a wide range of societal problems and isn’t shy to dive deep down into each of the character’s emotions especially Fatima who has been carrying her emotional baggage for a long time that she forgets about herself and has to convert to writing letters to catch a glimpse of her inner-self.
Although the acting isn’t top notch nor the editing or the cinematography, it didn’t have to be, Fatima isn’t trying to be another movie nor does it want to be a commercial one as it’s not as relatable as other societal problems but, it embraces its difficult task to convey its story and does it justice.
6.5/10 Written by:@yehiaseyam
After the days of controversial DC releases such as ‘Justice League’ and the success of standalones such as ‘Wonder woman’ and ‘Aquaman’, Shazam’s anticipation was probably as high as more commercial movies such as ‘Man of steel’, even from the trailers comic book fans and anyone who is into movies were optimistic alike, and it mostly deserves the attention it had brought to itself.
While Shazam doesn’t reinvent the wheel or takes the superhero genre by storm, it definitely has some unique aspects that the cast of Zachary Levi, Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer alongside director David Sandberg make use of to an impressive extent at times. Although it’s not clear of clichés, that doesn’t take away too much from the enjoyability of the movie with how the tone shifts consistently. Shazam implemented its comedy to clever use maybe only off-tone once or twice but it was fun seeing a 14 year old in a grown man’s body.
Imagine if a Christmas movie met a superhero movie met a thanksgiving movie that revolves around an orphan in a new foster family who is looking for his mother, now that’s pretty much Shazam. Such backgrounds could grab a wide appeal of audiences to enjoy this fun lighthearted take at a superhero movie, some even are calling it the best dceu movie to date and honestly they have a point, even DC started working on its sequel’s script already, although that doesn’t mean much as it’s not a high metric, but it represents the direction DC are willing to take to make better critically and audience acclaimed movies even if they are not the next batman trilogy.
Shazam isn’t perfect, its actually far from it but it executes its story to a pretty good extent making the viewer a member of the family, a superhero manager and mostly entertained by the wizardry of the bizarre world of shazam making the next DC release (Joker) even more anticipated as audiences and critics alike are willing to give DC a second chance.
Ps. There are two post credit scenes so better not miss them Written by:@yehiaseyam
Day 2 from our latest project (through our eyes) stay tuned for a new interesting thing.
As I open my eyes
On the verge of the arab spring, when music was the greatest weapon, expression and ammunition to the birth of the new age of multiple arab countries. A political rock band demand their voices to be heard through the alleys of Tunisia while lead singer Farah tries to balance between her relationship with her mother who isn’t keen on her pursing music instead becoming the family’s first doctor,in contrast Farah wants to pursue what makes more sense to her.
As I open my eyes (known originally as À peine j'ouvre les yeux) demonstrates a circle of oppression from parental oppression passing along social oppression finalized by authority oppression while all of that may slow down Farah it won’t completely stop her as the rebellious 18-year-old believes in what could happen when her and her band’s voices finally get heard. While it’s peaking for the band multiple obstacles fall down on them as soon as their sound advances beyond a few bars but, how will the band fight back to keep their passion alive and intact
In addition to Hayat (Farah’s mother) acting as a single mother as a result of the father working from a far she express her fears to her offspring while Farah simply doesn’t find any reality in these threats as she continues exposing society and authorities in her lyrics practicing her passion even at the cost of her mother’s trust complicating their relationship even more, adding to that the simple fact that she’s a female in an arab country and the struggle to live a fond reality becomes full circle.
Director and screenwriter Layla Bouzaid managed to achieve multiple purposes even in scenes with minimal or little speech in just over an hour and a half justifying the Best Muhur fiction feature award in 2015 even if a sequence or two may sound wonky it’s a modern attempt to visualize a fraction of what triggered such powerful revolutions across the arab world that we are still experiencing to this day.
Ps. The soundtrack can be found on any streaming service so give it a listen after you finish the movie (or not its can act as a standalone). Written by:@yehiaseyam
Day 1 from our latest project (through our eyes) stay tuned for a new interesting thing.
After the success of Jordan Peele’s (writer and director of the movies mentioned) debut ’Get Out’ and how it reinvented the horror genre by blending in social commentary (and winning an Oscar for best original screenplay) the anticipation for his second movie ’Us’ couldn’t possibly be higher with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o casted as Adelaide Wilson along with co-star Winston Duke casted as Gabe Wilson , Us didn’t disappoint with high expectations crawling on its back.
The story follows the Wilson family as they visit their summer house in Santa Cruz only for Adelaide to feel uncomfortable as she recalls her traumatic experience that occurred in the exact same place when she was a child , she fears the exact same could happen to her kids Jayson and Zora or even worse , she feels threaten frightened and paranoid but rightly so ,as soon as they arrive creepy coincidences follow suit until its climaxed when intruders approach their driveway then appear to be exact clones of themselves wearing red jumpsuits and carrying golden scissors but, what could they possibly want
As the Wilsons fight for their lives in a challenge that will keep you on your toes probably the whole two hours the theme of deeper meanings in Peele’s movies flourish in Us to the point where one can’t get all of them in a single viewing just like its predecessor ’Get Out’ . Unlike ’Get Out’ Peele goes for a more horror centered survival plot that doesn’t exclude the tons of symbolism, easter eggs and the soundtrack that will creep you out in theaters. It’s a complete experience rather than a merely movie.
It’s everything but a not a cliché horror movie even people who dislike the genre (including myself) will enjoy an element or two if not more of the artistic experience Peele convoys in just over two hours. Leaving us wanting more from the emerging filmmaker who has already defeated the myth of being a one trick pony. Written by:@yehiaseyam
COMING THIS FALL!!!
We would also like to announce that we had finished shooting and that the film is currently in post production.
Thanks to all cast, crew members and all the people who helped us through filming. #TGNFH
After being sentenced to 5 years in minor's prison 12 year old Zain Al Hajj sues his parents for giving birth to him, after neglecting them committing a violent crime and living a con life just to get essentials on the table going to extreme measures to make sure he breaths rather than being buried alive,but how did Zain get here
The critically acclaimed Capharnaum or كفر ناحومmade even a bigger buzz when it was nominated for best foreign film in last year's academy awards as its a Lebanese film directed by Nadine Labaki that reflects upon the state of the middle east countries and how inhumane it's especially for youngling to live a part of Zain's life ,despite Labaki focusing on Zain and Lebanon for the greater part of the screentime it doesn't exclude millions of abandoned , left for dead or even refugees that experience the same struggle everyday.
Although wanting to have been never born Zain establishes himself as a senior figure when he sees the disappointment in the shape of his parents , justifying his every move keeping those close to him as much as he can and takes care of a responsibility when he's needed to .
This movie has layers upon layers of realism as it exposes what we refuse to believe of one's struggle to live to like the rest of Adam's descendants . It's a depressive slap to the face that is much needed . A final wake up call. Written by:@yehiaseyam
Who would have thought that jared leto would be the last mortal man alive in 2092 well , director and writer Jaco Van Dormael puts him in that responsibilty but, when asked about his past Nemo Nobody can only recall broken fragments of his past lifes.
This movie blends alot of genres in sync seemlessly from boyhood as a 9 year older must make a choice that dictates his life going forward to existentialism with life along its opposite and its branchs to what makes our own selfs with plenty of what ifs.
These ifs become a reality when Nemo wakes up in a diffrent situation and a changover every time he tries to recall his life clutching only a chuck of his meomry before being trasnferred back and fourth, It doesn't shy away from drama as Nemo's love life is a constant topic that has its own consequences .
Every shift in memory yeilds another shift that causes Nemo to reconsider his choices in a quest for a second chance in view of the butterfly effect where a leaf can be the reason of one's birth or death.
Mr.Nobody ended up racking people's choice for best european film back in 2010 while its almost a decade old Mr,Nobody doesn't shy away from expirmentaion , plot twists and a non cliche screenplay even if it sometimes harms the plot's continuty or its momentem. By:@yehiaseyam