Kaleem Aftab

Film

John Cameron Mitchell Doesn't Care if You Hate His Alien Punk Movie

'How to Talk to Girls at Parties' is divisive, and that's just how its creator likes it.
Kaleem Aftab
6.6.17
Film

What It's Like to Be a Surfer in Gaza

We spoke to director Philip Gnadt, whose documentary Gaza Surf Club follows the lives of the young men and women riding the waves in the occupied territory.
Kaleem Aftab
12.19.16
Stuff

How Cai Guo-Qiang Literally Lit the Art World on Fire

A new documentary probes the life of the Chinese artist whose medium is explosions.
Kaleem Aftab
10.15.16
Film

What It’s Like to Be a 13-Year-Old in the Eye of the Refugee Crisis

The awarding-winning documentary 'Fire at Sea' is a harrowing and personal look at the migrant crisis on a tiny island near Italy.
Kaleem Aftab
10.11.16
Film

Rocco Siffredi Couldn't Be a Priest, So He Became a Porn Star

At age 52, the "Italian Stallion" has appeared in over 1,500 adult films and fucked through four generations of porn. We talked to Rocco about the new documentary chronicling his long career and even longer penis.
Kaleem Aftab
9.18.16
Film

'American Anarchist' Is the Last Interview with the Guy Who Taught Us How to Make Drugs at Home

William Powell's 'The Anarchist Cookbook' offers instructions for making homemade bombs, drugs, and phreaking devices. The new documentary 'American Anarchist' confronts the author just before his death with the controversial legacy of his book.
Kaleem Aftab
9.10.16
Film

The Strange Film About a Lost Ed Ruscha Sculpture Hidden in the Desert

In 'Where Is Rocky II?' the co-writer of 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' hires a private detective to find a piece of art Ed Ruscha supposedly hid in the middle of the Mojave Desert.
Kaleem Aftab
8.7.16
Sports

Muhammad Ali's Conversion to Islam Changed the World

For my father and many others, it wasn't what Ali did in the ring that made him the Greatest of All Time—it was the decision to convert to Islam.
Kaleem Aftab
6.9.16
Film

The ‘Egyptian Jon Stewart’ Takes Us Inside the Arab Spring and Its Aftermath

We met the famous surgeon-turned-satirist and subject of the new documentary Tickling Giants.
Kaleem Aftab
5.11.16
Film

'Dheepan' Is a Searing Thriller About a Guerrilla Fighter Turned Refugee

We caught up with Jacques Audiard, the French auteur behind the Palme d'Or–winning Dheepan, which follows a former Tamil Tiger and his family's struggles to get by.
Kaleem Aftab
5.5.16

'Batman v Superman' Is Actually a Good Depiction of the American Muslim Experience

The much hated-on superhero flick portrays an ugly, fractured America—one that's familiar to Muslims like me.
Kaleem Aftab
3.28.16
Film

A New Documentary About African Refugees Was Filmed by a Refugee as He Fled to Europe

By giving an African refugee a camera, two filmmakers hoped to gain insight into the life of migrants from the perspective of migrants themselves. The result is the remarkable "Those Who Jump."
Kaleem Aftab
2.27.16
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