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 and reviewing Columbo episodes here.
Little Drummer Girl Pugh Skarsgard

‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Review: Park Chan-wook Brings His Signature Style to TV (LFF)

By Farah Cheded 

The ‘Oldboy’ director is a surprising choice to direct the latest John le Carré adaptation, but we think it works.

Happy New Year Colin Burstead

‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’ Review: A Violence-Free Ben Wheatley Movie is Born (LFF)

By Farah Cheded 

Ben Wheatley’s holiday drama is almost nothing like his previous work.

Beautiful Boy Carell Chalamet

‘Beautiful Boy’ Review: Timothée Chalamet Provides the Hits In This Hit and Miss Addiction Drama (LFF)

By Farah Cheded 

Beautiful Boy feels like a horror movie primarily directed at the parents in its audience.

Happy As Lazzaro Tardiolo

‘Happy As Lazzaro’ Review: A Beguiling, Transcendent Genre Hybrid (LFF)

By Farah Cheded 

With a thread of the divine woven into its realist tapestry, Happy as Lazzaro feels like a timeless fable.

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‘Cold War’ Review: Paweł Pawlikowski’s Masterpiece

By Farah Cheded 

The ‘Ida’ director’s latest recalls the glamor of a cinema long gone and much mourned.

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‘Manta Ray,’ Metaphor and the Rohingya

By Farah Cheded 

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

Sharp Objects Amy Adams

The Ending of ‘Sharp Objects’ Explained

By Farah Cheded 

The HBO series hides all its secrets in the credits.

First Reformed Hawke Seyfried

The Visual Austerity of ‘First Reformed’

By Farah Cheded 

Just like the transcendental movies Paul Schrader first wrote about 46 years ago, ‘First Reformed’ is shot in a restrained manner designed to open up space for the spiritual.

The Secret Garden

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

By Farah Cheded 

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