Asghar Farhadi is inarguably one of the greatest filmmakers in the world. The Iranian director is part of a rare breed, having helmed two films that won the Oscar for International Feature, A Separation from 2011 and The Salesman from 2016, even though in the latter case Donald Trump's intolerably cruel Muslim ban prevented him … Continue reading You Can Only Hold Out So Long – A Hero
A year ago today, Parasite shocked the world by winning the Academy Award for Best Picture. For a lot of film lovers out there, that was the last pleasant memory before the world went to Hell. Today, in the slimmest sign of a return to normalcy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced … Continue reading The First Cuts – 93rd Oscars Shortlists Announced!