1917 (2019)

1917 is a World War I epic that seems to be the one to beat when it comes to the Best Picture award. Co-written, directed and produced by Sam Mendes, the film acts as a tribute to his grandfather, Alfred Mendes, based on stories that he would tell about the war. Following two young soldiers,… Read More 1917 (2019)

Yentl (1983)

Barbra Streisand’s directorial debut follows the titular character (Streisand), a young woman living in an Ashkenazi Jewish community in the early 20th century who disguises as a man to study in a Yeshiva after her father passes away. Based on the short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer and cowritten by Streisand and Jack Rosenthal, Yentl is a… Read More Yentl (1983)

Mustang (2015)

A gem of a film you may have missed this past decade comes in the form of this Oscar-nominated Turkish-French film. Mustang is the debut feature by filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven and follows five young sisters who are forced into arranged marriages after they are caught innocently playing in the sea with male classmates. Told… Read More Mustang (2015)