Journalist and film critic Anupama Chopra joins New Lines magazine’s Surbhi Gupta for a wide-ranging conversation about the trends, the stars and the politics of India’s many film industries.
At first glance, Andrew Tate can easily be dismissed as a product of an inflammatory online culture. Fringe groups that are usually on opposing sides, like the far right, anti-vaxxers and some Muslims who have long believed in conspiracy theories, are now drawn to Tate’s content, often for similar reasons.
Recent debates, following the releases of shows like “Ms. Marvel,” “Ramy” and “Hala,” lay out the possibilities of Muslim representation as two fixed poles: If the portrayal doesn’t get it “right,” then the endeavor is misguided, or we are satisfied with any visibility of Muslims, even if it is imperfect.
Producer and screenwriter Hayat Aljowaily joins New Lines’ Ola Salem and Anthony Elghossain to talk about cinema, identity and the making of “Moon Knight.”
“Moon Knight” is an intriguing, promising show about a protagonist who struggles with dissociative identity disorder and has a mysterious, mystical bond to an Egyptian moon god. It introduces fascinating characters, reflects some promises and paradoxes of Egypt, and is a mind-bending, heartfelt addition to what is now a Marvel motion picture multiverse.
This isn’t just a show about being Arab or Muslim American and caught between two worlds. It is also about a broken immigration system and the unnecessary hardship it causes thousands of people who call the United States home.
Tens of millions have grown up with stories of the horror of Partition when India and Pakistan were split apart. Disney’s latest series “Ms. Marvel” puts this very political story at the heart of a fantasy — and fantastical — character.