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Ramin Bahrani

The Italians Are Coming! Eight Films I Hope Will Make it to the Venice Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Venice has just unveiled the official poster by artist Simone Massi for the 73rd edition of the first and oldest film festival in the world. Yes, even...

Actor Michael Shannon Redefines Fatherhood, Good & Evil in Midnight Special

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.13.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Ladies, get a hold of some waterproof mascara, 'cause you'll need it! In Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, actor Michael Shannon gives everyone a daddy...

David Amram at 85: Splendor in the Grass at The Theater for the New City

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.29.2015 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Billed as "Back to Where it All Began," David Amram's program for last week's engagement at The Theater for the New City, was a continuation of his 85th birthday celebration.

"99 Homes": Shelter Skelter

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

It's painful to watch. Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) is evicted from his home in the opening scenes of "99 Homes." The sheriffs knock so loudly at the front door that it is clear that it is no longer his house.

The One Movie You Should Absolutely See This Month

Jon Eig | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If you want to see what may be the best American movie of the year, and what may be the most important American feature film of the past five years, then see Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes.

Poor Andrew Garfield Is Reduced To Scooping Dung In Exclusive '99 Homes' Clip

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment

In this exclusive "99 Homes" clip, you get to see Andrew Garfield round up a crew to help him shovel human feces from a home whose evicted family back...

A Deep Dive On Celebrity Culture With Andrew Garfield

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment

No one wants to work on Labor Day, so when I sat down with Andrew Garfield at a Manhattan coffee shop, I wasn't expecting much. I was wrong. What unfo...

The Week in Movies: Labyrinth of Lies, Mississippi Grind and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Depending on which source you believe, there are between one and two dozen -- yes, you read that right, dozen -- films opening this Friday in New York. Here is a brief look at a half-dozen of them.

99 Homes

Joel Sucher | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

What Goodfellas did for the mob 99 Homes will do for foreclosure (although some may find little difference between the two).

Hamptons Journal: Michael Shannon Stars in 99 Homes / Chess in the Schools

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Last week, at a special screening at Guild Hall, Michael Shannon spoke about his work on 99 Homes, a feature directed by Ramin Bahrani about the housi...

The Year Ahead: 2015 Movies Just Slightly Off the Beaten Path

Jon Eig | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

When I began reading all the "anticipated films of 2015" lists, it became pretty clear pretty quick that my own version of that list would differ greatly from most of what I was seeing.

The Abu Dhabi Diaries: Can a Film Festival Help Us Overcome Misconceptions, Conflicts and Stereotypes?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This wondrous season of endless possibilities kicks off with the Abu Dhabi Film Festival where, from October 23rd to the 1st of November, it's time once again for some magnificent movie watching, some life-changing interviews and the all around welcoming atmosphere of my favorite region in the world.

Behind the Scenes of the Still Photographs for the Feature Film 99 Homes

Hooman Bahrani | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Hooman Bahrani

Ramin Bahrani is both an established New York based award-winning independent filmmaker, and also my brother. His latest film, 99 Homes, starring Andr...

Wrapping up the Toronto Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Get used to hearing the title The Imitation Game because, between the filmmaking of Morten Tyldum and the acting of Benedict Cumberbatch, this is the film they'll be talking about at the end of the year.

Telluride Film Festival: Movies Large and Small

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
Corinna Clendenen

The Telluride Film Festival offers a great span of cinema, from premiering Oscar contenders to silent-era black-and-white gems to small budget independents that will never play widely but may earn an enduring cult audience.

The Venice Diaries: Theeb, How the World Will End, and There's an App for That!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Would you use an app that sends a message to other users in the area so they could go break up with your boyfriend, or propose to your sweetheart? Well, artist/filmmaker and writer Miranda July thinks you should.

'The Shawati' Interviews': Producer Mohammed Al Turki

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Arab cinema has a humanity that connects deeply to its audiences, and year by year, is conquering fans all over the world. Perhaps it's because Arab films deal with women who look real, men who act real and stories that really get to the heart of the matter. As easily understood in Beirut, as in Berlin, Baltimore and Bombay.

This Critic's 20-minute Rule

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Over the years, I've developed what I refer to as the 20-minute rule. It basically says that a movie that hasn't hooked me in the first 20 minutes probably isn't going to.