I’m so glad I finally found the time to watch Asghar Farhadi’s critically acclaimed 2011 film A Separation. I know it’s starting to sound cliché because I keep saying the same things over and over again about the films that I feature in my blog, but this film is again, one of the best films I’ve ever seen. 519 more words
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Directed by: Asghar Farhadi. Sometimes it’s important to take the risk of indulging in petty liberal-guilt tokenism and deciding “it’s time to see some films from Iran.” In this case, there was the recent of beloved filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami that got me thinking, but after soliciting some advice from an Iranian coworker (“Kiarostami is the one you’re… 240 more words
Asghar Farhadi, director of A Separation, About Elly, and The Past, is about to release his next film, The Salesman, and a new trailer was just shared by Amazon studios. 203 more words
I mentioned this the last time a Non-English category was featured in the Thursday Movie Picks (during my first week of participation), I’m not good at watching Non-English movies. 198 more words
The new movie from Asghar Farhadi, the masterly Iranian director of ‘A Separation’ and ‘The Past,’ is another finely cut gem of neorealist suspense.
One of the many reasons that Alfred Hitchcock is arguably the greatest filmmaker of all time — the quintessential filmmaker — is that his spirit and technique infuse the work of so many other directors (maybe all of them). 1,027 more words