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  • Iran's Kiarostami: I'm not rushing to shoot there again

     
    As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Iran continues to restrict free speech in the country, directors such as Abbas Kiarostami and Jafar Panahi have to take other steps to make movies....
  • Home theater: 'Take This Waltz,' 'Certified Copy' offer off-beat romance

     
    Sarah Polley's "Take This Waltz" tops the list of new films available this week on Video on Demand and DVD/Blu-ray. Fans of unusual, well made romances also might want to check out "Certified Copy."...
  • Cannes 2012: Actor Norman Lloyd remembers Hitchcock, Renoir

     
    At a recent event at the Cannes Film Festival, actor Norman Lloyd reflected on his life's work and his famous collaborators, including Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir....
  • Highlights of Chicago film fest travel far from Hollywood

    Highlights of Chicago film fest travel far from Hollywood
    In "Gimme the Loot," a loose, disarming bit of larceny — and one of the bright offerings of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival — director Adam Leon's Bronx-bred characters live to tag. Teenage graffiti artists on the run, the friends...
  • DVD review: 'Certified Copy' looks at a mysterious relationship

    DVD review: 'Certified Copy' looks at a mysterious relationship
    My top-10 films from last year are slowly making their way to home video, the latest being this mysterious relationship drama from Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (“Taste of Cherry,” “Crimson Gold”) — certainly his most...
  • Romance, Violence and Tokyo in Abbas Kiarostami's New Film, "Like Someone In Love"

    Romance, Violence and Tokyo in Abbas Kiarostami's New Film, "Like Someone In Love"
    Like Someone in Love Directed by Abbas Kiarostami   "Like Someone in Love", the jazz standard that Abbas Kiarostami's new film takes its name from, is the kind of love song that can easily qualify as a song about insanity, depending on how cynical...
  • Cannes 2012: Cronenberg, Daniels give lineup a North American spin

     
    The Cannes Film Festival's lineup was announced in Paris, with Kristen Stewart's "On the Road," Robert Pattinson's and David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" and Brad Pitt's "Killing Me Softly" in the lineup....
  • 'Dog Sweat': Underground filmmaking in Iran

     
    "Dog Sweat" filmmaker Hossein Keshavarz made an underground film in Iran without the necessary permits from the country's censorship board....
  • Culture Watch: 'Certified Copy,' with Juliette Binoche

     
    Juliette Binoche in 'Certified Copy,' directed by Abbas Kiarostami...
  • Cannes 2010, The Final Weekend: Of Volcanic Ash, Quiet Marvels and the Digital Revolution

     
    Juliette Binoche in "Certified Copy." UPDATE, 5 a.m. Sat. Chicago time: Below is a slightly modified version of the Sunday wrap-up appearing in print this weekend. A wonderful competition title screened after the print deadline Friday: ""Uncle Boonmee Who...
  • The Palme d'Or goes to an Art Institute alum, and other news from Cannes 2010

     
    "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives," top prize-winner at Cannes 2010. Noting the “quiet, reflective nature” of the pictures competing at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, jury president and “Alice in Wonderland” director Tim Burton,...
  • With minutes to go.....

     
    The closing ceremony of the 63rd Festival de Cannes commences in 15 minutes or so. Juliette Binoche and Javier Bardem were spotted on the (spotless) red carpet just now, indicating strongly their front-runner status in the categories of best actress......