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Destroy All Monsters: Look to the Movie Stars

It wasn't a particularly political Oscars after all. Hollywood mostly went about the business of giving and receiving Oscars, and the most political moments in the show - the first Muslim-American actor winning; the proxy Best Foreign Language speech thanks...

Interview: Asghar Farhadi on His New Film, THE SALESMAN

With his latest film, The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi once again, proves his mastery in presenting complexities of human relationships within the confounds of his native country Iran, but also demonstrating that even there are political and cultural differences among us, deep down, certain things in life are constant and universal.

Cairo 2014 Review: A CINEMA OF DISCONTENT Deftly Explores Censorship

I'm sure many cinephiles are familiar with the Motion Picture Production Code, used by Hollywood in the mid-20th century to govern 'morality' in films. A self-imposed censorship, it banned any sexual acts beyond kissing, excessive violence, profanity, and many other...

Review: Asghar Farhadi's THE PAST, An Intense, Mesmerizing Excavation Of Secrets And Lies

Those who saw Asghar Farhadi's previous film, A Separation, already know that though the Iranian filmmaker specializes in two-plus hour family dramas, his movies are as intense and absorbing as any thriller out there. Like the aforementioned film, The Past...

Indie Beat: Top 5 Most Intriguing Indies In December

As the calendar sheds the final days of 2013, the holiday blockbusters wind up as do the prestige movies, which makes it pretty darn quiet out there in the worlds of the independents and foreign language releases. Still, there are...

Cannes 2013 Review: Asghar Farhadi's THE PAST Is An Intense, Mesmerizing Excavation Of Secrets And Lies

Those who saw Asghar Farhadi's previous film A Separation already know that though the Iranian filmmaker specializes in two-plus hour family dramas, his movies are as intense and absorbing as any thriller out there. Like the aforementioned film, The Past...