Roger Ebert called the Iranian melodrama A Separation "the best film of the year."
What's more, it won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film and it's nominated for two Oscars.
And it's indeed remarkable -- a far cry from slick, bloated, soulless Hollywood fare.
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January 11, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 2
films in focus
by Andrew Sarris
'Tis the season to grind out 10-best lists, and this is certainly not the year to turn one's back on tradition. Still, there is at least one prominent film critic who ... More >>
Octogenarian Broadway legend Elaine Stritch is reportedly messing up lines here and there in A Little Night Music, but hey, that's what, um, er...line!--uh, that's what previews are for.
Observers say costar Bernadette Peters helped her out on a line at one performance, and other nights, the ... More >>
If you are marooned on a desert island, train feral cats to be your protectors and companions, like Alexander Selkirk. Also: Be a tyrannical dickhead, like famous director John Ford, but also warmly encourage collaborations, like famous director Ingmar Bergman. All these 50th Law-fueld revela ... More >>
What Broadway does best is re-mounting the same shows you've already seen at every stage of your conscious life. In hell, I'm sure, I'll open a Playbill and find I'm watching Guys and Dolls one more time, this time with all pedophiles and serial killers.
So which musical rehashes are we most ... More >>