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Jon Stewart on the Xanax and Tears of Making 'Rosewater'

Jon Stewart on the Xanax and Tears of Making 'Rosewater'

In a press conference for "Rosewater," Jon Stewart spoke to the laborious…

Review: Why Jafar Panahi Was Right to Defy the Iranian Government Again With 'Closed Curtain'

Review: Why Jafar Panahi Was Right to Defy the Iranian Government Again With 'Closed Curtain'

Panahi's latest fascinating defiance of the constraints placed on him…

Watch: Side-by-Side Comparison of 'Modern Family' and Iranian Remake Showcases Some Glaring Differences

Watch: Side-by-Side Comparison of 'Modern Family' and Iranian Remake Showcases Some Glaring Differences

"Modern Family" has won four Best Comedy Emmy Awards, but its Iranian remake…

'Closed Curtain' Director Jafar Panahi Talks About Making Movies Under House Arrest: 'Put Yourself in My Shoes'

'Closed Curtain' Director Jafar Panahi Talks About Making Movies Under House Arrest: 'Put Yourself in My Shoes'

Panahi is prohibited by the Iranian government from making movies for 20…

Asghar Farhadi On Oscar Odds For 'The Past,' Iranian Filmmaking, Directing An Opera And Making An English-Language Movie

Asghar Farhadi On Oscar Odds For 'The Past,' Iranian Filmmaking, Directing An Opera And Making An English-Language Movie

It is a good time to be Asghar Farhadi. The Iranian director's last film, "A…

Band Featured in Film about Iranian Rock Scene Found Dead in Brooklyn Murder/Suicide

Band Featured in Film about Iranian Rock Scene Found Dead in Brooklyn Murder/Suicide

Members of The Yellow Dogs, an indie rock band formed in Tehran and currentl…

Asghar Farhadi On Oscar Odds For 'The Past,' Iranian Filmmaking, Directing An Opera And Making An English-Language Movie

Asghar Farhadi On Oscar Odds For 'The Past,' Iranian Filmmaking, Directing An Opera And Making An English-Language Movie

It is a good time to be Asghar Farhadi. The Iranian director's last film, "A…

Interview: Abbas Kiarostami Discusses the Mysteries of 'Like Someone in Love'

Interview: Abbas Kiarostami Discusses the Mysteries of 'Like Someone in Love'

In the U.S. for NYFF promoting a new movie in the city for the first time in…

EXCLUSIVE: Banned From Filmmaking, Jafar Panahi Has Made Another Movie, Says Abbas Kiarostami

EXCLUSIVE: Banned From Filmmaking, Jafar Panahi Has Made Another Movie, Says Abbas Kiarostami

Last year, Panahi allegedly smuggled the diary film about his experiences…

Critic's Notebook: What Does Iran's Oscar Boycott Mean For the Future of Iranian Cinema?

Critic's Notebook: What Does Iran's Oscar Boycott Mean For the Future of Iranian Cinema?

After the Iranian film "A Separation" won an Oscar last year, many people…

Critic's Notebook: Being a Young Film Critic in Modern Iran

Critic's Notebook: Being a Young Film Critic in Modern Iran

Critic's Notebook: Being a Young Film Critic in Modern Iran

Critical Consensus: Jamsheed Akrami and Godfrey Cheshire Discuss Jafar Panahi's 'This Is Not A Film'

Critical Consensus: Jamsheed Akrami and Godfrey Cheshire Discuss Jafar Panahi's 'This Is Not A Film'

Critical Consensus: Jamsheed Akrami and Godfrey Cheshire Discuss Jafar…


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