Articles tagged shohreh aghdashloo

Everything in its Right Place: The Best Female Acting Performances of 2009

Mazur checks out the year's best female acting and offers up a mostly alternative opinion to the boring Oscar-begging consensus picks including some you might not have heard about, yet.

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Shohreh Aghdashloo, the Oscar-nominated Iranian-born actress, has been watching events in her native land with something approaching glee. “This is the most exciting moment in

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5 Dec 2008 // 3:18 PM

House of Saddam

At the start of House of Saddam, the Iraqi leader watches George W. Bush announce the coming war on TV, looking into a reflection of his own end, born of hubris and deception and decades of disloyalties.

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8 Apr 2007 // 10:58 PM

The Nativity Story (2006)

Unlike the story from which it derives, there is no "oomph". There is no sense of danger. There is no excitement.

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1 Dec 2006 // 2:30 AM

The Nativity Story (2006)

When word of Catherine Hardwicke's attachment to The Nativity Story first surfaced, the possibilities swirled: what if the film reimagined the about-14-year-old Mary as a recognizable teenager?

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19 Sep 2006 // 2:47 AM


Faces are hard to read in Smith. Sometimes, this inscrutability is obvious, even exaggerated.

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16 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Lake House (2006)

Shuffled around amid a series of very pretty split screens and unmoored voiceovers, Alex and Kate must create a relationship out of very contrived air.

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16 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

24 - Season Four

All this torture is variously named, always painful, sometimes inhumane treatments of suspects or folks with info they're afraid to give up. Most everyone in 24 works in a hurry.

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Even if Exorcism doesn't provide outright answers, its 'lessons' -- whether understood as secular or institutional -- seem clear enough.

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House of Sand and Fog (2003)

Property is at the center of House of Sand and Fog.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Maryam (2000)

So disappointing because of the unfulfilled promise of a firm stand on news broadcasting and the media.

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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