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September 2011

by Calum Marsh Retrospective

Close Up | Abbas Kiarostami

Whether a film does or does not present the truth seems considerably less important to us than whether or not it intends to do so. That is, we don’t really care whether a movie is based in fact or based in fiction so much as…

September 5, 2011
by Kathie Smith Retrospective

The Wind Will Carry Us | Abbas Kiarostami

In retrospect, Abbas Kiarostami’s The Wind Will Carry Us represents the calm before a contentious political decade between Iran and the U.S., one that dragged filmmakers into the fray. Two years after the film’s American release, George Bush named Iran part of an “Axis of…

September 5, 2011
In Review | Online film and music criticism