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Daily Archives: March 12, 2016

Filmmaker Hal Ashby had a remarkable run in the 1970’s as a director of deeply humanistic dramas and comedies, demonstrating a total mastery of tone and pacing, and always allowing generous space for his actors to deliver amazing performances. Yet somehow, his movies were frequently overlooked upon their initial release, overshadowed by flashier filmmakers and their more commercially friendly output…. Read more »

12 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The cinema of any culture outside the Hollywood sphere of influence will naturally be very different from what western audiences are used to, from the methods of storytelling to the motivations for making a particular film. With a limited budget and, some would say, niche market appeal, filmmakers are often forced to adapt, and Iran is no exception. A deeply… Read more »

12 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists