Inventing Anna, or the American obsession with money and power

Inventing Anna, a Netflix mini-series about the rise and fall of a fake socialite from creator Shonda Rhimes, is fascinating and compelling television. I took it as a parable about the rot at the heart of the American psyche. It’s a classic tale of good and evil, truth and lies, reality and illusion.

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Review: Hala

Hala is a coming of age story about a Pakistani-American girl in a Chicago high school. It’s a different perspective (with a powerful female gaze) on the usual coming of age story. Hala was written and directed by Minhal Baig. The film is currently streaming on Apple TV+.

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