** out of **** I try to watch as many art-house films as I can; not because I'm a hipster and think that such stuff is always better than the mainstream offerings from Hollywood, but because art films are genuinely interesting, and once in a while, along comes a masterpiece. And then again, also once in a while, there comes an art film that nearly ends all art films; one that's either just-plain-bad, too controversial to swallow, or an effort from a director who had better … more
MIRAL This was a really interesting film and not at all what I had expected it to be. Going into this I knew nothing of the actual story or the book it was based on. For some reason I thought this was going to be way more violent or something and that was it. What I got was a really good more dramatic film that had some great performances. Plus the fact that it is true makes it even more interesting. "Miral" is … more
This was a really good flick full of great performances and a really interesting story. It is crazy because I almost passed on this movie. In fact the only reason I picked it up was because I found out Willem Dafoe was in it. Good thing I decided to get it because it turned into something I enjoyed. This was a pretty good take on the conflict over there and an interesting take on this women's life. If you get a chance check it out.
Star Rating: A film like Miral shows bravery on the part of its filmmakers, clearly conscientious in their efforts to depict very delicate subject matter. Julian Schnabel, who was raised Jewish and whose mother was at one time the president of the Brooklyn chapter of Hadassah, has made a film that directly addresses the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. It has been accused of being one-sided, but I was convinced by the dedication at … more