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Daily Archives: January 23, 2016

“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” -Toni Morrison Why exactly would we watch a movie? We know it’s merely an imitation yet we allow ourselves to suspend all rationality and commit to people and spaces that don’t exist. Why? Metacinema attempts to answer that impossible… Read more »

23 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

“It’s no use talking to me about art, I make pictures to pay the rent.” With all due respect to a legendary filmmaker, that famous quote from director John Ford is complete and utter hogwash. Ford may have been openly resentful of any analysis of his works and distrustful of intellectualism but his copious collection of films betrays a passion… Read more »

23 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

As the world reverberated with the news of Iran’s lifted sanctions, the Fajr International Film Festival recently unveiled its official selection of films for 2016. With Iran predicted to become a major tourist destination in the coming years, it is only logical that interest in the country’s culture – and cinema – will become more widespread. Iranian cinema has already… Read more »

23 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists