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Layla Risus is a writer concerned with big issues, small issues and everything in between.

Film Review: Riaad Moosa’s ‘New Material’

By |2022-02-16T07:25:12+02:00Feb 16th, 2022|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There is a moment in New Material where protagonist Cassim Kaif looks on to a group of would be colleagues taking shots and waiting to board a plane. It’s a moment that’s familiar to many

Armie Hammer, TikTok and the Glamorization of Sexual Violence

By |2021-02-21T19:00:25+02:00Feb 20th, 2021|Categories: All Topics, Articles, Articles Featured, Articles Latest, Expressions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Contemporary culture has declared itself to be ok with sexual excess and sexual violence, in fact it encourages it. While Weinstein and #metoo provided a momentary reckoning for Hollywood, the Armie Hammer scandal shows that

Exploitation Disguised as Empowerment: A Review of ‘Little Birds’

By |2020-12-17T13:53:48+02:00Dec 17th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Set in the ‘international zone’ of Tangier in the mid 1950s, prior to Moroccan independence, Sky Atlantic’s Little Birds seemed like the perfect escape to wind down the year. The show takes its title and

Why Muslims (and everyone else) should watch ‘Unorthodox’

By |2020-04-15T16:40:43+02:00Apr 15th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Minor spoilers follow The premise of a four-part Netflix series centers on a young woman’s escape from a loveless arranged marriage and the pressure of having children from within a community that is closed-off, criticizes

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