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The Past

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 21, 2013 1:57 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Writer-director Asghar Farhad works so well with his actors that everything seems genuine and naturalistic, even the scenes involving young children.

A Separation—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 29, 2011 10:31 PM
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  • 8 Comments
What can you say about a film that is so vividly real, and so intense, that it holds you spellbound for two hours, without letup? 'A Separation', written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, would be superior filmmaking under any circumstances. That it also enables Western audiences to relate to its Iranian characters as people—not as political enemies or faceless statistics—is an equally great achievement.

All This And George Clooney, Too!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 6, 2011 6:31 AM
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  • 4 Comments
George Clooney poses with his director, Alexander Payne, at the world premiere of The Descendants.

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