Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam

Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam

The word Taqwacore is a combination of hardcore, a genre of punk music, and taqwa, an Arabic word that translates as "piety" or "god-fearing." The first to use the term was writer, journalist, and Muslim convert Michael Muhammad Knight. His novel The Taqwacores, about a group of young Islamic punk rockers, received a storm of recognition among young American Muslims and prompted the formation of various Muslim punk bands. Written by International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:80 minutes
  • Release:2009
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  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:islam,   punk,  

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Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam torrent reviews

Aaron B (br) wrote: Greating lighting, great camera quality, and at least their hearts were in the right place. Okay, that's it, I'm done trying to compliment this film. Good lighting and quality are nothing without a worthwhile story, interesting characters, etc. It's a parody movie that isn't remotely funny. If you want to laugh, go watch Megan is Missing.

Jordon J (ru) wrote: This was actually a pretty decent film it was well acted & suprisingly well directed enough for me to recommend so i say SEE IT!!!

Noah S (kr) wrote: Jennifer Lawrence breaks out as a star in this film as she and Pita endure the difficulties of entering the "Hunger Games". This movie is the best in the franchise.

Denise A (kr) wrote: I remember watching this film over and over as a kid. It's pretty funny!

Karma P (jp) wrote: ive never heard of rock school but it sounds really good.

Peggy V (gb) wrote: This is a good movie - a political thriller Gavras-style ('Missing', 'Z', 'Amen' etc.), where issues of power and clash against the establishment are being explored. It feels a bit flat as the director does not take position, but is thought provoking as it raises all sorts of questions, where simple answer is simply not available. Good mis-en-scene, well acted, good suspense, well-told story. Perfectly watchable and beyond.

Miguel A (au) wrote: "Death and the Maiden" no fica longe de ser a tese de doutoramento de um realizador que passou a maior parte da sua carreira a estudar os efeitos da culpa e da suspeita, quando se encontram fechados em cmara. Mas toda a tese deve relevar um conhecimento abundante e por a tambm que "Death and the Maiden" absorve a condio de ser um dos filmes em que Polanski mais persiste em exibir rigor tcnico (na filmagem coreografada) e um mais que provvel manifesto pessoal sobre a culpa. O trio de actores coopera cegamente com essa misso ( impressionante como Stuart Wilson se parece com Joaquin Phoenix) e, tal como nas melhores equipas, cada um fortalece o jogo do outro. Ainda assim, "Death and the Maiden" rebobina numa altura em que avana a uma velocidade alucinante e h qualquer coisa de importante que deixa de funcionar em condies a partir da (talvez o ritmo).

Peter P (ru) wrote: Great acting from Michael Keaton and an emotional roller coaster of a movie. It is sometimes hard to watch, and often sad, but it is really worth seeing, and it made me want to hug my kids and wife more, so that is a good thing.

Patrick C (kr) wrote: I remember I saw this movie twice in one day at the theater when I was 16 when it came out in December 1981, I drove back to the theater to see it again after the first viewing. Can't believe it's been over 30 years now seeing it for the first time since then. Great acting as everyone else has said. Interesting to see young Tom Cruise and Penn. Story line is more unbelievable now watching it as an adult, but cool movie for teenagers to watch.

Cameron H (it) wrote: For every well-played, undercutting joke from Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, and even Ted Knight, we get the arbitrary plot that no one talks about anymore, when hailing this as one of the all-time comedy classics. See the movie poster? Notice anyone missing? That's right, the main character, played by Michael O'Keefe! Where did he go? Maybe in retrospect, everyone attempting to advertise the movie realized how dull he and his caddy scholarship plot is, not to mention everyone eye-goggling over the vaguely sexy Cindy Morgan. (You did your best with Chase, at the least.) Look, if this were a Mel Brooks movie, it would be easy to argue that the plot is the means by which everyone drives home joke after joke after joke. Caddyshack, meanwhile, interrupts the comedy for drama, when it would function far stronger as simple "class" warfare (i.e., the classy rich versus the not-so-classy rich). As for the actors who facilitate the warfare, you know which characters stand better the test of time? The straight ones played by Chase and Knight! They have a struggle in maintaining composure, at the faces of pure zaniness, and, through the clever dialogue, are quite consistent. Murray and Dangerfield prefer improvising their lines, which would be just fine, if every scene of theirs worked. The boat chase scene was more psychotic than funny, not for the better, and the bishop's golf game in the rain was just confusing in understanding his or Murray's motives. So, here is the scoop: Regardless of what you think of Chase or Knight, I think anyone would enjoy their performances. Murray is Murray at his outright silliest, and Dangerfield is Dangerfield at his outright crudest. Between the four of them, Caddyshack succeeds at times, and falters at other times, in Harold Ramis' attempt to paste various subplots together like a ransom note. If this were not called "Caddyshack," this may have been a pretty good comedy.

Gus S (us) wrote: Fairly typical Japanese monster romp features the second appearance of the Toho Kong, a man in the worst gorilla suit outside low-budget big foot movies. How come Toho can create such great monster costumes and not be able to get a decent looking monkey with a mouth that will move? All it does is that annoying lip thing. Anyway, basically a rehash of RKO's Kong including the T-Rex fight and the climb to the top of the empire state building (replaced here by Tokyo Tower). Bad dialogue can be blamed on dubbing only to a point and this film passed it. Why did they call the villain Dr. Who when the British TV series of the same name had already been running for four years?

Laurel S (ag) wrote: My number one favorite! I love the book just as much. Have Ivan Sergei is a plus.

Adrian B (us) wrote: Kitty Foyle (Ginger Rogers) is being courted by a handsome gentleman (Dennis Morgan) to whom she's known for long time. He asks for her hand in marriage but her answer is ambiguous. She then recollects the events leading up to her meeting, befriending, and the dumping the love of her life for a wealthy suitor (James Craig). The movie tries, admittedly very hard to be good, but just does not work today. It is okay at best. Ginger Rogers Oscar winning performance is not bad, but the film is barely special to recommend. Another generally disappointing movie that was acknowledged in a variety of ways by the 1940 Academy Awards.

Akin J (kr) wrote: Very decent classic. I made have not enjoyed it like most people, but I can see why the film is so iconic and important.

Timothy W (us) wrote: This movie had me conflicted. I'm a HUGE Lord of the Rings fan, and I like the Hobbit movies a lot more than others. This one however, is definitely my least favorite. Albeit, the entire film is basically total warfare. Theirs dragons, armies of orcs, trolls, monsters, elves and dwarves kicking ass, and honestly, it's pretty freaking fun. That being said, this movie had me a bit annoyed at times. For one, the overreliance on CGI had finally beaten me, it's very annoying. Legolas defying the laws of physics, was far-fetched to beyond the Lone Ranger standards. I also really didn't like putting the death of Smaug in beginning of the third film, because now when people go to see it a year later, no one will care. Finally, that assistant to the master of lake-town, that was a waste of a character. (For those of you who see the extended version, the way the character ends up is really stupid.) The romance between Kili and Tauriel is also stupid. Overall, the movie is ok, but it surprisingly ends on a good note. I wasn't as big fan of it, as most people were.

John S (jp) wrote: sally field really deserved her oscar. the original erin brockovich.

Sean C (jp) wrote: Decided to see this again and came away more impressed. Not sure if our "hero" gets away with it. Seems the life he has chosen is dead and it is only a matter of time before it fails. Johansson's acting held it back abit. She is beautiful but rather talentless.