There are two movies in "Jackie." One of these movies is just OK. The other is exceptional. The first one keeps undermining the second.
Omer M. Mozaffar teaches at Loyola University Chicago, where he is the Muslim Chaplain, teaching courses in Theology and Literature. He has given thousands of talks on Islam since 9/11. He is also a Hollywood Technical Consultant for productions on matters related to Islam, Arabs, South Asians.
In 2009, Roger Ebert named him as one of his “Far Flung Correspondents.” In 2011, the Graham School of the University of Chicago honored him with an “Excellence in Teaching Award” in Humanities, Arts and Sciences. He is a lifelong Chicagoan, involving himself in various educational, social service and charitable projects.
A review of Destined from the Chicago International Film Festival.
The fourth and final part in a series on the images of Islam in Western cinema.
The third part in a series on the way Islam is represented in Western cinema.
A look at the way Islam has been reflected in Western cinema, in four parts.
Omer Mozaffar picks one of his favorite reviews by Roger Ebert.
The mythology of "Star Wars," before and after the Force was awoken.
An interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
An obituary of filmmaker Prashant Bhargava, director of Patang and special guest of Ebertfest in 2012.