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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‘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.

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The Ending of ‘Sharp Objects’ Explained

By Farah Cheded 

The HBO series hides all its secrets in the credits.

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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.

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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.

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The Infectious Cinematography of ‘Contagion’

By Farah Cheded 

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

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The 10 Best Swimming Pool Scenes in Movies

By Farah Cheded 

From the sparkling waters of The Graduate to Poltergeist’s oozing vat of corpses, these picks illustrate the incredible versatility of the cinematic swimming pool.

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

By Farah Cheded 

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 them so far.

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

By Farah Cheded 

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