Farah Cheded

Farah Cheded is a Senior Contributor at Film School Rejects. Outside of FSR, she can be found having epiphanies about Martin Scorsese movies here and reviewing Columbo episodes here.
Asteroid City

‘Asteroid City’ Is A Hopeful Gaze Into Infinity (Cannes Review)

By Farah Cheded 

Wes Anderson’s latest is a gorgeous ‘50s-set Russian doll of a movie about the wonder and the terror of the “cosmic wilderness.”

Killers Of The Flower Moon Review

With ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, Martin Scorsese Innovates to Extraordinarily Moving Effect (Cannes Review)

By Farah Cheded 

From Cannes, Farah Cheded reviews Martin Scorsese’s latest.

All Dirt Roads Taste Of Salt

Raven Jackson’s ‘All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt’ is a Sublime, Poetic Debut

By Farah Cheded 

Raven Jackson’s debut is an intimate work of stunning detail and artistic harmony.

The Deepest Breath

‘The Deepest Breath’ Manages to Escape the Shallows

By Farah Cheded 

Some sports are more about transcendence than splashy thrills.

Best Breakout Performances 2022

The Best Breakout Performances of 2022

By Anna Swanson, and Farah Cheded 

Keep an eye on these folks, you’ll be seeing a lot more of them.

Best Breakout Performances

The 15 Best Breakout Performances of 2021

By Farah Cheded 

From seasoned professionals getting their long-overdue recognition to newcomers who were plucked from obscurity through pure chance, here are 15 performers who signaled a bright horizon for cinema this year.

Jake Gyllenhaal Nightcrawler

The Man Who Inspired ‘Nightcrawler’ (and Other Movies)

By Farah Cheded 

What connects ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ and ‘The Naked City’? One 1930s crime scene photographer.

Eremita Anthologies Ashley Connor

‘Eremita (Anthologies)’ Harbors Appeal Beyond the Average Pandemic Response Movie

By Farah Cheded 

This anthology of shorts offers a precious peek at the directorial visions of five leading cinematographers.

Breakout Performances

The 20 Best Breakout Performances of 2020

By Farah Cheded 

These unforgettable performances from newcomers illuminate the myriad ways there are to leave an indelible impact on cinema.