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This Is Not a Cab Driver: JAFAR PANAHI’S TAXI Film Review

By at November 22, 2015 | 3:08 pm | 0 Comment

This Is Not a Cab Driver: JAFAR PANAHI’S TAXI Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars For the second time in his career, the famously outspoken director Jafar Panahi has made a film with an uncredited cast and crew. He had to. Since the Iranian government banned him from filmmaking in 2010, Panahi has made his culturally poignant films in secret, and protected those that contribute. If you’re not familiar with Panahi, you’d expect more...

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Golden Statues Playbook: A Film Critic’s Review of the 2013 Oscar Nominations

By at January 10, 2013 | 11:57 pm | 2 Comments

Golden Statues Playbook: A Film Critic’s Review of the 2013 Oscar Nominations

That ongoing rumble you hear throughout the movie world is not the thunder of war or uprising (as you might hear in, say, Argo, Les Misérables, Lincoln or Zero Dark Thirty). It's the chatter of cinema fans going on about the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, primarily lamenting that voters often replace courage with convenience. And while we prefer not to align more...

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Meet In the Lobby’s Top 10 Films of 2012. And Where To Find Them.

By at December 31, 2012 | 10:07 am | 3 Comments

Meet In the Lobby’s Top 10 Films of 2012. And Where To Find Them.

Too often, avid filmgoers have been let down by a particular year's offerings. 2012 has not been one of those years. In the past 12 months, we've enjoyed a deluge of quality documentaries, rich foreign films and high-quality big-budget titles. When the most popular films of the year are smarter or more enjoyable than usual (The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger more...

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Finding A Way to Speak: THIS IS NOT A FILM Movie Review

By at December 4, 2012 | 12:27 am | 3 Comments

Finding A Way to Speak: THIS IS NOT A FILM Movie Review

4.5 / 5 stars In his apartment, with just two video cameras and an iPhone, Iranian director Jafar Panahi has created one of the most captivating movies to hit U.S. theaters in 2012. Panahi, a filmmaker who has received acclaim and admiration throughout the world since the mid-1990s, had his universe limited to the confines of his home in 2010: After having been more...

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