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 // 2:18 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 // 9:58 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 // 1:30 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 // 1:47 AM


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

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15 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

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 // 12:00 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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18 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

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

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 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

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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