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    Cannes: Radical Students Campaign to Have Iranian Actress Leila Hatami Flogged for a Kiss on the Cheek

    A campaign to have Iranian actress Leila Hatami publicly flogged has been filed by radical students in her home country of Iran.

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    Iran Boycotts 2013 Oscar Race Over Anti-Islam 'Innocence of Muslims'

    After winning the Best Foreign-Language Oscar in 2012 for "A Separation," Iran will not be participating in the 2013 Oscar race. The country has decided to boycott the Oscars in protest of the incendiary "Innocence of Muslims" film that has been linked to violent and deadly protests in the Muslim wo...

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    Karlovy Vary Film Fest Review: Leila Hatami Shines In Wry, Tragicomic 'The Last Step'

    If last year’s fantastic “A Separation” put Leila Hatami on everyone’s World Cinema Movie Star radar (you’ve got one of those, right?), then “The Last Step” ("Pele Akher"), which premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and is directed by her husband, Ali Mosaffa, may be the film th...

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    How Did This Happen? Five Terrific Foreign Film Nominees

    Whatever you say about the Academy Awards’ most baffling choices, from the wacky grab bag of Best Picture nominees (really, who thinks Extremely Loud deserves to be there?) to the mysterioso ways of the documentary and foreign film committees, this year the foreign language nominees are, ...

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    'A Separation,' 'Pina,' 'In Darkness,' 'Footnote' & 5 More Survive To The Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist

    ...and then there were nine. After sixty-three submissions, we're down to the last batch hoping to make it the final five when the Oscar nominations are announced next Tuesday. The process is an odd one, with L.A.-based Academy members voting in the top six, and three more films added by the bra...

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    In Theaters: 'A Separation' Comes Between 'Pariah' & 'The Iron Lady'

    Happy almost 2012 to you! It seems studios don't expect many moviegoers at the theaters this weekend, knowing that we'll all be out partying it up with friends, rather than hitting up the multiplex with family like last week. Only a few new releases this week, so you'll be able to catch ...

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    My Favorite Films Of 2011: Oliver Lyttelton

    I'd have called you a liar if you'd said this six months ago, but 2011 turned out to be a pretty strong year for cinema. Indeed, whereas I've had to make up the numbers more than once in recent years, this time around, I've actually expanded it to fifteen to include everything I real...

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