January is the time of year when everyone from diehard cinephiles to movie critics look back on the previous year’s film offerings and assign them a numeric value. This is what the “Best Of” lists are all about, and it’s not the most enjoyable process. If you think otherwise, at least check out this one particular movie ranking, which professes to rank the top films of not the year but of the past decade. We guarantee it’ll light a fire under your butt.
Jan 09, 2015
Critics' 10 Best Movies Of The Decade Perfectly Explains Why People Hate Critics
In a role that was originally to be performed by Marion Cotillard, Bejo will play a woman whose husband (Ali Mosaffa) had left her and their two children behind to go back to his homeland. He returns after four years to finalize their divorce, and finds the wife has taken a new lover.
May 20, 2013
A Separation Director Asghar Farhadi's Cannes Hit The Past Goes To Sony Pictures Classics
After the impeccable Iranian drama A Separation won worldwide notice and Oscar acclaim, concern arose that its director, Asghar Farhadi, could face troubles producing future films within the Iran, as his native land is infamous for censorship of cinema. This may be why he's making his next film in Paris, France
May 17, 2012
Marion Cotillard To Star In A Separation Director's Follow-up
He was obviously a filmmaker proud of his culture and his country who was also able to recognize its faults. And it's shameful that the Iranian government will not allow such an artist to be heralded at home as he's been lauded abroad. Sadly, it seems getting worldwide attention for A Separation may make things much harder on Farhadi and his filmmaking from here on out.
Mar 12, 2012
Iranian Government Cancels Celebration Honoring Oscar-Winner A Separation
TV station IRIB described A Separation's Best Foreign Language Oscar win as a moment to "leave behind" a movie from the "Zionist regime"-- that is, beating out the Israeli Best Foreign Language Film nominee Footnote. It's not surprising, exactly, that the Iranian government would use any opportunity to get a dig on their rival Israel, but it is disappointing
Feb 29, 2012
Iran Government Uses A Separation's Oscar Win As Excuse To Bash Israel