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Review: 'The Past' 9.2.14

(The following is a reprint of my review written on 2.14.14)

I just might wind up having to include this on my “top 10 of 2014″ list, even though it was released in 2013 and was Iran’s official selection for… 334 more words

Movie Musings: A Separation (2011)

An Iranian family is at a crossroads, as the mother wants to leave Iran for a better life, while the father wants to stay there so he can care for his elderly father who has Alzheimer’s. 230 more words

Movie Musings

Quick Take: The Past (2013)

You may remember The Past‘s director Asghar Farhadi from the acclaimed A Separation from 2011, which made my Top 10 from that year. Farhadi has a knack for communicating crucial pieces of his stories through the images onscreen rather than through dialogue, as if the stage directions written into included even the quickest glance between characters. 68 more words


Blackpaint 459 - Martial, Andre and Oscar at the Pompidou

Martial Raysse at the Pompidou Centre

I’d never heard of this artist until now; I suppose he’s a sort of Richard Hamilton – pop art, ideas man, always changing, cutting edge.   555 more words

Painting, Traditional, Modern And Abstract, Conceptual Art

A Separation - Late To The Party

TL;DR: Watching good people struggle through painful, complicated situations is no easy feat. “A Separation” tenderly plants the viewer in the centre of a certain Iranian family’s dilemma, asks you politely to care about them and follow their arduous emotional traipse through unforeseen consequences where no-one and everyone is to blame. 594 more words

Blackpaint 458 - Braque, Yoko and Johnny at Bilbao

Braque at the Guggenheim, Bilbao

First, a full-size ballet stage set; very rough-cut “curtains and crooked arches, roughly-painted houses, windows of a “working class section” of an Italian town – I didn’t record the name of the ballet. 680 more words

Painting, Traditional, Modern And Abstract, Conceptual Art