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New in Theaters: 'About Elly'

Although Asghar Farhadi finished his multilayered mystery About Elly a couple years before his masterful A Separation, it’s only getting a proper American release now. 109 more words

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A Separation (2011)

Starts out as a kitchen-sink drama about a divorcing couple but in fact it’s a gripping and unexpected thriller. 

Rating: Very good (3)

“A separation"

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Today I want to introduce a film from Iran. The film “A separation” provide a lens that people can look through to see the unfamiliar culture in Iran.  300 more words

The Past (2013) - No... You Can't Have Fantasy Dad

The films of Asghar Farhadi form an interesting counterpoint to the films of Joanna Hogg, which I wrote about last week. While both directors are fascinated by the way that group dynamics can impact upon our emotional lives, Hogg’s career has seen her transition from the emotional opacity of formalism to the conceptual opacity of surrealism while Farhadi’s relentless pursuit of emotional truth frequently has him brushing up against melodrama as he did with the magnificent Oscar-winning family drama… 1,344 more words


Happy Diwali!

Just thought of doing a quick catch up (pls note there is no object in the sentence).

I went home this week for Diwali. Combined with the fact that the week also included my bday, I would say I nailed it with my killer planning. 238 more words


4 Great Foreign Films You Haven't Seen (But Definitely Should)

Foreign films are a great way to come off cultured and intelligent, like other grandiose opinions on artwork or using the word ‘society’ at a house party. 589 more words