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The Best Film (To Write About) of 2011

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 5, 2012 10:23 AM
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I was looking through the articles, essays, and reviews that Criticwire readers have submitted to our email address --, plug plug plug, send send send -- and I came across an interesting essay by Melissa Tamminga entitled "A Place 'spacious and strange': Abbas Kiarostami's 'Certified Copy.'"  Tamminga's piece compares Kiarostami's latest work to a "long and winding sentence" and explores at length the myriad mysteries and contradictions it contains.  It also comes from an interesting perspective, that of an English professor: