Mahmoud Hesham

Mahmoud Hesham

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  • The Trip to Spain

    The Trip to Spain

    I haven't seen a more emotionally accurate travelogue than "The Trip to Spain" and the two preceding films in Winterbottom's series. It's beautiful, then it's sad. It's beautiful, then it's hilarious. It's beautiful, then it's frustrating. Escape is temporary.

  • Big Night

    Big Night

    To eat good food is to be close to God.


    I absolutely loved this. I can't remember exactly how it ended up on my Watchlist but it may have had something to do with the comparisons between it and Jon Favreau's Chef when that film came out. I liked Chef quite a bit, but Big Night is even more successful.
    Primo and Secondo are two Italian brothers struggling to make a go of their restaurant in America. Primo (Tony Shalhoub)…

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  • A Heart in Winter

    A Heart in Winter

    I wish I could watch this film for the first time again

  • New York, New York

    New York, New York

    The only real flaw of this thing is that De Niro’s abusive behavior starts to feel repetitive and grating about halfway through, but this sort of works in the movie's favor towards the end when Liza gets to fully shine. It adds a level of release and freedom to her final hour of singing/performance without making it explicitly about her relationship to De Niro. It’s a beautiful ending to a very very sad story. The layers of film, stage, and performance blend together in truly surprising and emotional ways.