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 @AttractionF and reviewing Columbo episodes here.
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Why Shane Dawson’s ‘TanaCon’ Series is So Gripping

By Farah Cheded 

How a YouTube series about a failed convention unexpectedly became a compelling documentary hit in the vein of ‘Making a Murderer’.

Chronicle Of A Summer Landry Angelo

The Birth and Legacy of Cinema Verité

By Farah Cheded 

How a French meta-movie from the ’60s challenged a basic convention of filmmaking, changing cinema and TV forever.

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When Agnès Varda Went to California

By Farah Cheded 

From the Black Panthers and mural artists to Hollywood hippies, she captured a Golden State for everyone.

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Twin Films: ‘The Florida Project’ and ‘Summer 1993’

By Farah Cheded 

Exploring the remarkable similarities and revealing differences between these two recent additions to cinema’s treasure chest.


The Best Summertime Movies

By Farah Cheded 

Stay out of the sun and watch these under-seen gems set in the summer.

Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift, Hollywood’s Forgotten Icon

By Farah Cheded 

We explore why this game-changing actor deserves a bigger place in our cultural memory.

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The Year that Changed Cannes – and Cinema – Forever

By Farah Cheded 

Cannes’ political roots go deeper than selfie bans.

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Revisiting the Disturbing Summer Movie ‘The Swimmer’

By Farah Cheded 

This prescient take on the American Dream, starring Burt Lancaster, deserves a deep dive.

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More Than Just Clothes: The Ingenious Costume Design of ‘BPM’

By Farah Cheded 

There is more complexity to BPM’s seemingly unremarkable style than meets the eye.