Author: Farah Cheded

Freelance writer based in the UK. According to Lil B, I'm "a true positive spirit - Lil B"

‘Manta Ray,’ Metaphor and the Rohingya

Metaphors about the plight of the Rohingya are made hauntingly literal in this elliptical issue film from Thailand.

Sharp Objects’ Ending and Post-Credits Scene, Explained

'Sharp Objects' hides all its secrets in the credits.

The Visual Austerity of ‘First Reformed’

Just like the transcendental movies Paul Schrader first wrote about 46 years ago, 'First Reformed' is shot in a restrained…

Revisiting the Earthy Children’s Classic ‘The Secret Garden’

With a remake out next year, the time is ripe to revisit this gothic kids' classic.

The Infectious Cinematography of ‘Contagion’

Cinematography is a character in Contagion, and an acutely germaphobic one at that.

The 10 Best Swimming Pool Scenes in Movies

From the sparkling waters of The Graduate to Poltergeist's oozing vat of corpses, these picks illustrate the incredible versatility of…

Everything You May Have Missed in ‘Sharp Objects’ So Far

HBO's latest addictive drama is full of blink-and-you'll-miss-them moments that provide glimpses into Camille's troubled psyche. Here are all of…

Why Shane Dawson’s ‘TanaCon’ Series is So Gripping

How a YouTube series about a failed convention unexpectedly became a compelling documentary hit in the vein of ‘Making a…

The Birth and Legacy of Cinema Verité

How a French meta-movie from the '60s challenged a basic convention of filmmaking, changing cinema and TV forever.

When Agnès Varda Went to California

From the Black Panthers and mural artists to Hollywood hippies, she captured a Golden State for everyone.