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Most important, it is an unqualified delight, a sharp, insightful comedy that subversively explores womens place in Islamic society. Spunky tomboy Wadjda expresses her personality in the very first shots, rocking high-top sneakers with purple laces under her ankle-length school tunic. She listens to pop music in her bedroom, papers the walls with clippings from celebrity magazines, and plays with the neighbors son. When he beats her in a bike-vs.-foot race, she vows to get wheels of her own, which is considered an offense against virtue. Waad Mohammed sparkles as the cheeky troublemaker, who enters a Quran study competition in hopes of using the prize money for her bicycle. Reem Abdullah is touching as Wadjdas traditionalist mother, housebound unless a hired driver is available, and worried that her husband is about to take a second wife. Al-Mansours warmhearted humanism and progressive political agenda are a perfect fit. Even the Quran passages Wadjda recites slyly chide the forces of religious repression. The final optimistic images suggest that todays headstrong little girls may reshape and redefine Saudi society. Wadjda is an endearing, uplifting delight.C.C. When Comedy Went to School out of four stars Unrated but suitable for all. Theater: Lagoon In this nostalgic show-business documentary, Jerry Lewis recalls his days as an up-and-comer in New Yorks Catskill Mountains summer resorts. It was a laboratory, he says, a place for comedians to hone their craft in front of demanding audiences. If they werent laughing, says Sid Caesar, youd better shut it down. The film pays tribute to legendary getaways and the standups who used them as springboards to stardom.

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Then again, this is a show that has a major character lose half his face in an explosion, and calls the episode in question, Face Off. High meet low. Because they need to appeal to the broadest possible audiences, most major films have all their rough edges rubbed off comedies are purely funny, horror movies primarily scary and action movies are action filled and low-IQ geared. 3.) Location, Location, Location New Mexico was chosen as a backdrop for Vince Gilligans crime thriller largely because of tax breaks. Yet, the show wove the desert landscapes and the states distinctive architecture into the story beautifully, adding to its hallucinatory atmosphere. Also read: Breaking Bads Aaron Paul on Last Script Read: The Moment Wed Been Dreading Productions are hop-scotching around the globe in search of tax subsidies, setting up shop in Detroit or Pittsburgh or Vancouver and refashioning these cities as stand-ins for New York or Los Angeles or some fictional city. But they should take more advantage of locations unique features. As the Bond movies proved long ago, film can be an incredible travel guide. 4.) The Writer is King Vince Gilligan and his writing teams dialogue is pure gold. From Walter Whites imposing I am the one who knocks to Saul Goodmans lethal advice to send Hank to Belize, each episode contains lines that are utterly distinctive. Likewise, the shows intricate plotting, with seasons flashing forward or backward in time and individual episodes such as Fly, set nearly entirely on one meth lab set, demonstrate risk-taking rarely seen on the big screen. Television prizes the writer. Lionizes writing, in fact. Thats a very different attitude than the director and producer-driven world of movies, where screenwriters are often seen as expendable and armies of script doctors are routinely deployed to perform triage on punchlines or character arcs to meet the whims of movie stars and A-list filmmakers. Five writers are credited with cooking up the masterpiece that was Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. In contrast, it took one writer Moira Walley-Beckett to craft this seasons Ozymandias (the writers room collaborates),which TheWraps Tim Molloy said may have been the best hour of TV ever. Until the next episode, of course. 5.) Nothing Beats a Musical Montage Directors like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino are masters of using pop music to give their films a special flavor and emotional power, but in recent years it has been television, not movies, that has offered up the best soundtracks. The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and other shows dependably served up memorable musical moments, but when it comes to the montage, nothing beats Breaking Bad. The dazzling meth cook set to Crystal Blue Persuasion by Tommy James and the Shondells in Season 5 or the juxtaposition of the upbeat Windy by The Association playing as a drug-addled hooker services customers in Season 3 are perfect examples of finding off-beat soundtrack choices that make sequences pop.

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The market launched D.C. Drive-in with four movies this summer, projecting D.C.-themed films on the market’s three-story-high white wall. The five fall films will run on Fridays from Oct. 4 – Nov. 8 and embrace each day’s unofficial holiday. This is just one casual movie watcher’s opinion, but the films definitely seem to have a wider appeal than the last time around. The schedule is as follows: Oct. 4: “Caddyshack,” in honor of National Golf Day Oct. 11: “Julie and Julia,” in honor of National Cookbook Launch Day Oct. 18: “Good Will Hunting,” in honor of National No Beard Day Nov. 1: “Evan Almighty,” in honor of All Saints’ Day Nov. 8: People’s choice. The people’s choice film will be voted on by members of the public via social media, although more details on that voting were not immediately available.

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