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  • Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

    Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

    ★★★★½

    All that you have done to our people is registered in notebooks.

  • Fellow Citizen

    Fellow Citizen

    ★★★★½

    In a busy section of Tehran, one overwhelmed cop attempts to redirect traffic, as an unending stream of drivers tries to circumvent the inconvenient rules, through pleading, arguing, haggling, insulting, fighting tooth and nail, or just plain ignoring him. This is an early Kiarostami comic masterpiece. It’s a great portrait of a giant, chaotic city, its hustling citizens, and its pitiful, unexpectedly sympathetic, lowly figures of authority. This whole world is captured with a single camera, always in close-up, perpetually…

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  • Cars 3

    Cars 3

    I'm going to commemorate this movie with a short review, because this was the first time I take my son to the movies. We actually almost never made it past the arcade and crane claw machines at the entrance, but we eventually moved on. As the interminable stream of trailers, ads and 'featurettes' rolled on, he got frustrated and asked for the remote control, so he could fast forward through this nonsense, as he does at home. I explained there…

  • The Wind Will Carry Us

    The Wind Will Carry Us

    ★★★★★

    City prick goes to a remote village to shoot a funeral, flirts with a peasant, rides a motorcycle in a field of wheat. The bottomless beauty of the cosmos.