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Mohammad Rasoulof

Caught Off Guard

George Heymont | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

It doesn't happen often, but on those rare and blessed occasions when it does, oddball works of art give a person multiple reasons to be grateful. These are situations in which one's expectations (large or small) are completely upended.

Doomsday Cinema, Part 2: Oscar-Nom The Turin Horse, Final Week in New York (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

If the end of the world or your final film? is when you say what you really mean, perhaps with The Turin Horse, Béla Tarr is giving the last laugh to the Gypsies of his state-seized debut film (shot at age 16) and delivering a stone-cold classic.

On The Imprisonment of Iranian Filmmakers: A Moral Option For Iran and Any Government Presuming to Silence Its Artists

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Vazquez

I've asked film curator Milos Stehlik, of Chicago's to write a guest essay in the earnest service of furnishing a dually historical and mor...

Films of Rare and Exquisite Beauty

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the great blessings of cinema is that it transports us to worlds we might never be able to reach on our own.

Iranian Filmmaker hits out at Tehran regime

AFP via Yahoo! News | Virginie Grognou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof, forced to make his latest film "The White Meadows" under difficult conditions, used the San Sebastian film festiva...