Film: “The Salesman” and 2016 Wrap-up

One of the five Best Foreign Film Oscar nominees, “The Salesman” is the latest film from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who won the best foreign film oscar in 2011 for “A Separation”. After having seen both films, I find Farhadi to be an exceptionally talented artist. He appears to be serving a personal vision that…

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Film: “The Handmaiden”

Revenge, as the saying goes, is a dish best served cold. There is little warmth to be found in Park Chan-wook’s brilliant The Handmaiden, but the filmmaker makes sure to serve bunches of wit and sexy fun along with it.┬áIt is essentially a dark tale, however, that sits comfortably alongside Park’s other work, like Oldboy,…

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