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The Best Films of 2013
5 Jan 2014 // 9:13 PM

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.

The 40 Best Films of 2011
22 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

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.


Cannes 2016: 'The Salesman' + 'Elle'
2 Jun 2016 // 4:45 AM

These two films suggest possible ways for women's self-expression in the midst of oppression.

The Irreversible History of 'The Past'
13 Jan 2014 // 3:00 AM

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.


Best Director: Asghar Farhadi for 'The Past'
17 Dec 2013 // 5:00 AM

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

New York Film Festival - 'A Separation'
12 Oct 2011 // 3:00 AM

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


'The Past' Puts Iranian Director on World Stage
13 Jan 2014 // 5:00 AM

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

//Mixed media

The Anti-Zen of 'Thumper'

// Moving Pixels

"There is no tranquility in the music, only menace.

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