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Sunday, January 5 2014

The Best Films of 2013

After a shaky start, 2013 ended up a stellar cinematic year, covering subjects as varied as young love, '70s (and '80s and '90s) con men, our country's horrific history of slavery, and perhaps most importantly, giant robots battling equally elephantine alien monster.


Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.


Monday, January 16 2012

The Best Female Film Performances of 2011

It was a monumental year for women in film as our selections for 2011's best female performances indicate... over and over and over again.


Reviews

Monday, January 13 2014

The Irreversible History of 'The Past'

Céline, in a coma, is between states, and as such, she is a vivid if inert embodiment of the dilemma facing everyone in The Past.


Thursday, December 29 2011

'A Separation' Reveals Multiple Confinements

A Separation leads you to suspect that everyone's stories are confused by hopes and fears, whether conscious or not.


Monday, November 28 2011

'A Separation': A Broad Message Sent via Minimalist Form

This doesn't offer ‘universal’ and single-minded ‘humanistic’ messages; instead, it reveals that social oppression needs to be understood beyond the oversimplistic dichotomies of good versus evil.


Monday, June 27 2011

Sydney Film Festival 2011 – 'A Separation' takes the Competition Prize

A worthy winner – A Separation is an extraordinary piece of work with genuine insights into the society and culture it depicts. It is the crowning jewel in a dazzling selection of films for this year’s Sydney Film Festival.


Blogs

Tuesday, December 17 2013

Best Director: Asghar Farhadi for 'The Past'

Asghar Farhadi returns to the humanism of A Separation but infuses it with graceful notes of pure melodrama that throw his characters into emotional whirlwinds


Wednesday, October 12 2011

New York Film Festival - 'A Separation'

In his introduction, the director, Asghar Farhadi (About Elly) asked the audience to forget everything they had read or may previously know about his new


News

Monday, January 13 2014

'The Past' Puts Iranian Director on World Stage

Oscar-winning writer/director Asghar Farhadi knows how tough the career of a filmmaker in Iran can be. Even — perhaps especially — for those who reach international


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