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Daily Archives: July 29, 2017

Most filmgoers probably first heard of Raw (or Grave, as it’s known to its original francophone audience) by way of its notoriety as a film that provoked physical distress among its viewers due to its exaggerated gory nature. Unfortunately, the downside of this publicity is that the film will likely drive away many fans of world cinema whilst also attracting… Read more »

29 July 2017 | Features, Other Lists

“My own brother, a goddamn, shit-sucking vampire. You wait ’till mom finds out, buddy!” – Sam Emerson (played by Corey Haim)   The children of the night. What music they make! The late Norwegian literary historian, mythographer, and professor, A. Asbjørn Jøn notes in his essay “From Nosferatu to Von Carstein: shifts in the portrayal of vampires,” that director Joel… Read more »

29 July 2017 | Features, Reviews

Asghar Farhadi is an Iranian writer and director born on May 7, 1972. In his teenage years he joined the Youth Cinema Society of Isfahan, where he started making short films in 8mm and 16mm. In 1998 he received his bachelor’s degree in theater from University of Tehran’s School of Dramatic Arts and a few years later he got his… Read more »

29 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists