Farah Cheded

Farah Cheded is a Senior Contributor at Film School Rejects. Outside of FSR, she can be found having epiphanies about Martin Scorsese movies here @AttractionF and reviewing Columbo episodes here.
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California Dreamin’: How the Golden State is Used to Subvert the American Dream

By Farah Cheded 

Over a century’s worth of dreams have been chased to the West Coast state, so it’s no wonder that California’s sunny locales have been used in skeptical, neurotic movies about the American Dream to make their brutal subversion of it all the more cutting. Here, we take a look at how this has been done.

Blade Runner

Quite an Experience to Live in Fear: An In-Depth Look at How the Anxieties that Inspired ‘Blade Runner’ Fare Today

By Farah Cheded 

As a dystopian look at our future, ‘Blade Runner’ mapped the worries of 1982 onto a then-distant 2019, extrapolating how contemporary fears might come to be realized in the future.

King Arthur Two Flops

A Tale of Two Flops: The Foreseen Fates of King Arthur and Conan

By Farah Cheded 

Three reasons why ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ and ‘Conan the Barbarian’ both bombed.

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How Memes Help Form Today’s Culture Around Movies and TV

By Farah Cheded 

The Internet’s favorite jokes aren’t just funny.

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Why the Western Needs to Come Back

By Farah Cheded 

Since Get Out, there has been much talk of the political utility of the horror genre, but with movies like ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ reaffirming that social comment isn’t the sole property of horror films, could the “dying” Western enjoy new life, post-election?