“The Descendants” and “Margin Call” also took home several awards.
Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams and Martin Scorsese also won major awards.
As I was packing up my briefcase after our interview, director Asghar Farhadi made one request through his interpreter, Sheida Dayani: quote his words precisely. He’d been misquoted before, he told me, and he didn’t want it to happen again. This struck me as an interesting request, since Farhadi’s superb film, the Spirit Award and […]
So many movies let their characters off easy. They occupy universes of absurd moral clarity; good and bad, black and white. In contrast, nothing in the fascinating new Iranian movie “A Separation” is that simple. Every decision its characters are forced to make — and they’re forced to make a lot of them — is […]
We’ve got one week left in 2011, so we’re running out of time to make lists, tear apart other people’s lists, make lists of lists, and list the lists we are going to list later. Better make the most of it. Last night, for example, I spent a couple of hours pouring over the two […]