KarimAshrafNada

KarimAshrafNada

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I think cinema has this beautiful component. It’s a universal language.”

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  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★★

    The master of suspense plays with our expectations time and again, mercilessly killing off his leading lady (Janet Leigh) in the first third of the movie, and introducing plot elements like the money that amount to nothing more than red herrings. The entire plot is a network of setups and visual suggestions meant to keep the audience unnerved until the curtain falls. And the seamless manner in which these subversive images undermine the story and suck it into the background…

  • The Birds

    The Birds

    ★★★★★

    As Alfred Hitchcock once said “ I find the easiest way to worry people is to turn tables on them. Make the most innocent member of the cast a murderer; make the next door neighbor a dangerous spy. Keep your characters stepping out of character and into other fellow’s boots. “  Suspense often relies on the viewer knowing more than the movie’s characters and watching them helplessly as they blindly step into the deadliest of situations. 

    The Birds is one…

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  • Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory

    Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory

    I can’t stop seeing people as movies coming out of the door opened by the Lumiere brothers

  • Barsoum Looking for a Job

    Barsoum Looking for a Job

    This is the first Egyptian film shot, written, directed by an Egyptian. Mohamed Bayoumy was the pioneer of the Egyptian cinema. It’s also the first African film in history. 

    Mohamed Bayoumy a Nationalist presented the idea of religious tolerance simply and beautifully for its time, two jobless friends wants to get a job at the bank, then get invited to a meal by the bank manager as he thinks they’re some businessmen or something only to know that they are…

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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    Just my first viewing and this became my all time favorite, and Wong Kar Wai became one of my all time favorite directors. Unbelievable.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★★

    A loud, funny, dirty, vile, horrific, crazy, disturbing, wacky ride. Martin Scorsese you are a GOD i fucking bow to you!!!