Reelworld Staff Picks

Reelworld Staff Picks on Hollywood Suite

September 28, 2021 By Hollywood Suite Staff Go Back

Reelworld Screen Institute staff members Safia Abdigir, Hannah Yohannes, Alison Cosgrove and Pahull Bains are taking over Hollywood Suite’s four channels Sept 29 and 30 showcasing some of their favourite films from the 70s through to today.

Explore their selections below, and click on the images to read their blog posts about their picks.


September 29

Reelworld Staff Picks Safia

Safia Abdigir’s selections:

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
  • Buck & The Preacher (1972)
  • Rashomon (1950)

Read Safia’s blog post – “Rethinking the Western”


Reelworld Staff Picks Hannah

Hannah Yohannes’s selections:

  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • Dirty Dancing (1987)
  • Glory (1989)

Read Hannah’s blog post – “Doing the Right thing with Gumption, Glory and perhaps some Dirty Dancing”


Reel World Staff Picks Allison

Alison Cosgrove’s selections:

  • Double Happiness (1994)
  • Prey  (1995)

Read Alison’s blog post – “Two films by Canadian Asian Directors, and Oh, Sandra stars in both”


Reel World Staff Picks Pahull

Pahull Bains’s selections: 

  • The Lunchbox (2013)
  • The Big Sick (2017)
  • In the Mood for Love (2000)

Read Pahull’s blog post – “The Meet-Cute: The Big Sick, The Lunchbox and In the Mood for Love”


September 30

Reelworld Staff Picks Hannah

Hannah Yohannes’s selection:

  • Rocky (1976)

Read Hannah’s blog post – “Rocky Balboa – Started From the Bottom or Started From Rock Bottom”


Reelworld Staff Picks Pahull

Pahull Bains’s selection:

  • Withnail and I (1987)

Read Pahull’s blog post – “Misery meets debauchery in Withnail and I”


Reelworld Staff Picks Alison

Alison Cosgrove’s selections:

  • A Rage In Harlem (1991)
  • Thelma and Louise (1991)

Read Alison’s blog post – “Women on the Run: Thelma and Louise and A Rage in Harlem”


Reelworld Staff Picks Safia

Safia Abdigir’s selections:

  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
  • Children of Men (2006)
  • Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Read Safia’s blog post – “Leave Me Alone: Atanarjuat, Children of Men and Only Lovers Left Alive”


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