Film Review: On Call

    Revisiting empathy- Medicine and asylum seekers  Review of On call – France, 2016, directed by Alice Diop Showing at the BFI- London Film Festival on Wednesday 12th, and Friday 14th October 2016, London http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff Reviewed by Dr Khalid Ali, Screening Room Editor   In the current international refugee crisis, no country is immune […]

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Film Review: Patient

  The ten rules of doctors’ engagement   Review of Patient, Colombia, 2015, directed by Jorge Caballero Screening at the London Film Festival, 15 and 16th October 2016 https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/seatSelect.asp https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/mapSelect.asp   Reviewed by Dr Khalid Ali, Screening Room Editor   The Oxford Dictionary defines the word ‘patient’ as ‘a person receiving or registered to receive […]

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Film Review: X + Y

  X+ Y- UK, 2014, directed by Morgan Matthews Reviewed by Dr Khalid Ali, Screening Room Editor   Books, films and plays exploring the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have traditionally met with critical acclaim; ‘The Reason I Jump’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Reason_I_Jump), ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Curious_Incident_of_the_Dog_in_the_Night-Time), and ‘Rain Man’, USA, 1988, […]

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Film Review: Arab Film Festival

  Both films reviewed below will be screened at the upcoming Safar Arab Film Festival at the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, September 14-18     Before the Summer Crowds, Egypt, 2015, directed by Mohamed Khan Opening night film for Safar, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, 14th September 2016, http://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/event/summer-crowds-qabl-zahmet-al-saif/. In Arabic with English subtitles. […]

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Film review: Julieta

  Julieta, Spain, 2016, directed by Pedro Almodovar In UK cinemas from 26th August 2016   Reviewed by Dr Franco Ferrarini, Gastroenterologist with a special interest in functional gastrointestinal disorders and their treatment with hypnosis   The opening shot of Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Julieta’ shows a pulsating red cloth that looks like a curtain; as the […]

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Film review: Crying with Laughter

  Crying with Laughter, UK 2009 Written and directed by Justin Molotnikov, available on DVD Trailer https://vimeo.com/channels/wellington/17373244   Reviewed by Professor Robert Abrams, Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell University, New York   One can debate about what might be the central message of Crying With Laughter, the production with an oxymoronic title written and directed […]

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Film review: The Carer

  ‘To age or not to age- that is the question’- review of The Carer – 5* UK, Hungary, 2016, directed by János Edelényi Starring: Brian Cox, Coco Konig, Emilia Fox, and Roger Moore In general release in the UK cinemas from 5th August 2016 https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/the-carer/   Reviewed by Dr Khalid Ali, Screening Room Editor […]

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Film Review: Notes on Blindness

Image courtesy of Curzon Artificial Eye   Seeing blindness in the eye: Film review of Notes on Blindness, UK, 2016, directed by Peter Middleton and James Pinney Currently in UK cinemas Review by: Dr Khalid Ali, Screening room editor Literary work exploring visual impairment and blindness has always been rewarded by great critical reception–All the […]

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