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March 19, 2021

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October 16, 2020

What’s It Like Traveling to Iran?

October 15, 2019

Roeg, Goldman, Bertolucci: A Farewell to the Grandmasters of Film

November 27, 2018

The richness of their collective legacy is breathtaking. Fate can be economical: It picks its victims, not in an arbitrary or random manner, but in a ruthlessly efficient, emotion-saving way. No sooner have we started to rhapsodize over the legacy left by visionary film director Nicolas Roeg...

Why Aren’t Hollywood Films More Diverse?

December 16, 2017

The international box office might be to blame. In 2014, a hacker group leaked confidential information from Sony Pictures Entertainment, including a controversial email written by an unnamed producer. In the email, which went viral, the producer questioned the decision to cast Denzel...

Iranian Filmmaker Returns to Oscars… Sort Of

February 08, 2017

With his latest film nominated for an Academy Award, Asghar Farhadi could write his name into cinema history. For many Iranians, The Salesman is important and relevant. More relevant than the movie, however, is the producer who has brought back glory days to Iranian cinema after a long period of...

China’s Film Industry: A Blockbuster in the Making

February 20, 2016

Amid China’s economic slowdown, one industry is doing well: filmmaking. China is ambitiously expanding its reach to moviegoers at home and boosting its Hollywood holdings. While stories about China’s economy centers on a slowdown, the country’s passion for movies—at home and...

Iranian Filmmakers Defiant in Face of Censorship and Control

July 26, 2015

Despite censorship, female directors are determined to join with their male counterparts to bring Iranian cinema to the world. *  Female filmmakers in Iran are taking incredible risks in the face of censorship and government control to...

Her: The Challenge of Intimacy in the Postmodern World

March 01, 2014

Spike Jonze’s recent film poses questions about the nature of love and sex in the age of technology.   The movie Her is going to be talked about for a long time in those circles that track the contours of cultural change. Heady, with multiple currents and eddies, the movie plays...

UK Press Regulation: A Pantomime of Deceit and Disinformation

December 13, 2013

By rejecting the Royal Charter, the majority of the British press has done exactly the opposite of what it claims it wants to achieve: keep politicians out of press regulation. On November 8, 2013, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) announced that it was sending an...

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