Khalid Ali: ‘Let’s talk about death: a review of ‘Last cab to Darwin’, Australia 2015’

Let’s talk about death: a review of ‘Last cab to Darwin’, Australia 2015 5*, Directed by Jeremy Sims based on stage play by Reg Cribb Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) December 2015, possible release in UK cinemas 2016/17 The controversial subject of ‘euthanasia and assisted suicide’ has been a rich source for films; ‘Whose life […]

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Franco Ferrarini: The Past: a Friend or Foe? Different Perspectives from ‘Spectre’ and ‘45 years’.

The Past: a Friend or Foe? Different Perspectives from ‘Spectre’ and ‘45 years’. Spectre- directed by Sam Mendes, UK, 2015 45 years- directed by Andrew Haigh, UK, 2015 By Franco Ferrarini, Gastroenterologist and film reviewer In the words of the French philosopher Henri Bergson: ‘The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring […]

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Khalid Ali: London Human Rights Watch Film Festival 9-18 March 2016

London Human Rights Watch Film Festival https://ff.hrw.org/london, 9-18 March 2016 Various venues across London Over a period of 10 days, London will host the ‘Human Rights Watch Film Festival’ showing 20 feature and documentary films. The opening night will screen ‘Hooligan sparrow’, a documentary in Southern China following a group of activists campaigning to unravel […]

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Cinema of splendour: Reporting from Dubai international Film Festival (DIFF) 2015

Cinema of splendour: Reporting from Dubai international Film Festival (DIFF) 2015 Dr Khalid Ali, Screening Room Editor When I visited Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF https://www.dubaifilmfest.com/) for the first time in December 2015, I was not expecting to find so many films exploring health and well-being from all over the world. The variety of films […]

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Khalid Ali: Ageing (dis)gracefully from Camden pavements to Swiss resorts

Review of “The lady in the van” directed by Nicholas Hytner, UK release 13th November 2015, and “Youth” directed by Paolo Sorrentino, UK release January 2016 “The lady in the van” and “Youth” that recently premièred at the London Film Festival (LFF) in October 2015 are two great films about “senior citizens” in two completely […]

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