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The Salesman (Iranian, 2016)

For MSM, “my Persian son” The Salesman is the newest film from Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi, creator and Oscar winner (for Best Foreign Film) for 2011’s A Separation. As with A Separation, The Saleman is a meticulously crafted, well-acted film … Continue reading

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Arrival

When I experienced Arrival, I couldn’t help but think of the last line of “The Hollow Men” by T.S. Eliot: “Not with a bang but a whimper.” While the plot—worldwide alien visitation and the struggle to communicate—sounds like many another … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Somewhere in the middle of loud action, threatening dinosaurs and pixilated activities in films ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, Tom Cruise managed to release the latest film in the Mission Impossible series. Rogue Nation is one of the … Continue reading

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Five More Supporting Performances that Don’t Get the Attention They Deserve

A while ago, I took a side road for a moment to pay tribute to five underrated performances: Rhys Ifans in Notting Hill Carey Mulligan in Bleak House Anna Faris in Just Friends Madame Konstantin in Notorious Delores Gray in … Continue reading

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