'The Insult' Review: Oscar-Nominated Lebanese Legal Drama Crackles With Intensity

Its Oscar nomination this week as Best Foreign-Language Film isn’t the only thing that makes The Insult a must-see – Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri’s legal thriller fairly crackles with timely provocations. And don’t be put off if the film’s structure initially seems schematic to a fault. This is a director who’s more than adept at filling in the spaces between feuding characters with insinuating nuance. 

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