Posted: December 13, 2015 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Anthony Mackie, Bassel Ghandour, Bill Melendez, Bryan Schultz, Cornelius Uliano, Craig Schultz, Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Jonathan Levine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kristen Chenoweth, Michael Shannon, Naji Abu Nowar, Noah Schnapp, Seth Rogan, Steve Martino, The Night Before, The Peanuts Movie, Theeb | Leave a comment »
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Theeb is Jordan’s entry in the Foreign Language Film category at this year’s Academy Awards.
I think that it was stated best by one movie critic I heard on NPR: If you only see one Jordanian film this year, this is definitely the one to see.
Theeb is a first rate coming of age story. It’s what one might term a big little film. The plot in many ways is simple, but the background at times, the vast deserts, the wide vistas, the looming mountains, the huge backdrop of nothingness seen against an endless sky, gives it the feeling of a Lawrence of Arabia, Jr. (and parts of that movie were filmed on location there). Read the rest of this entry »