Abbas Kiarostami

  • Movies

    March 13, 2013

    Kiarostami in Exile

    The great Iranian director lost a home but gained a planet

  • News

    December 30, 2009

    Unbreakable, Eternal Sunshine top favorite films of the Aughts

    Decade was tarnished by sequels, uplifted by longshots

  • Movies

    October 14, 2009
  • News

    April 15, 2009

    MSPIFF: Reviews of the rest

    Il Divo glitters among duller bulbs like The Girl From Monaco, Just Another Love Story

  • Movies

    August 8, 2007

    Hejdå, Ciao

    Saying Goodbye to Two Giants of World Cinema

  • Movies

    May 9, 2007


    Iranian director scores with sports movie as social commentary

  • Movies

    August 10, 2005

    Nevermind The Narrative

    'Last Days' wanders the woods of grunge

  • News

    January 5, 2005

    We Heart Huckabees!

    The Everything Movie lands on all four of our film critics' top 10 lists

  • Movies

    November 10, 2004

    The Second Road Map

    'Route 181' draws the line between human trauma and resilience

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    The Movie Lovers

    The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival

  • Arts

    January 7, 2004

    The Year in Film

    Four critics pick 40 or so favorites--and fail to agree on a single one

  • Movies

    October 22, 2003

    Get Me Gwyneth

    How to remake the New York Film Festival's arthouse esoterica for the midwestern megaplex

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    Where to Aim, When to Shoot

    Film as a weapon in a time of war: Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival coverage.

  • Movies

    February 19, 2003

    Desert Solitaire

    Gus Van Sant goes his own way with a stark survival drama

  • Arts

    January 8, 2003

    The Year In Film

    Three movie critics pick 21 favorites (and only one in common) from 2002.

  • Art

    June 12, 2002

    Women In Black

    Video artist Shirin Neshat unveils Islam's conflicted heart

  • Movies

    May 29, 2002

    The Worst Cannes Ever?!

    The same old auteurs, profound political films, and baffling Brits

  • Arts

    January 9, 2002

    The Year in Film

    The National Entertainment State Stands Firm--Then Runs Away

  • Movies

    November 7, 2001

    True Stories

    A Festival of New Documentaries Presents a "Reality" Where More Is at Stake Than Who Gets Voted Off the Island

  • Movies

    June 27, 2001

    Round and Round

    Jafar Panahi's The Circle is a vicious one

  • Movies

    June 6, 2001

    Slowly but Surely

    Abbas Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us takes its time pondering the human condition

  • Arts

    May 23, 2001

    The Plaisir Principle

    Or, Cannes 2001: How to love the movies without hating yourself

  • Movies

    May 16, 2001

    The Auteurs of Unhappiness

    Solondz brings his salt shaker to another open wound; Denis makes Trouble

  • Movies

    May 16, 2001
  • Arts

    April 11, 2001

    Do That to Me One More Time

    Once is never enough: Try another tryst with world cinema in week two of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

  • Books

    January 17, 2001

    Army of One

    With Movie Wars, film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum positions himself as the last line of defense against Hollywood tyranny

  • Arts

    January 3, 2001

    The Year in Film

    What you see is (not) what you get: Twelve months of well-screened duds and rarely viewed wonders

  • Arts

    October 11, 2000

    Escape to New York

    After a summer full of multiplex fodder, the New York Film Festival provides an unpretentious showcase for arty cinema

  • Movies

    April 5, 2000

    The Price of Knowledge

    With Not One Less, director Zhang Yimou calculates the human costs of the new China

  • Movies

    March 22, 2000

    Starting Over Fresh

    Moshen Makhmalbaf's euphoric cinema reaffirms the basic beauty of life

  • Arts

    January 12, 2000

    The Year in Film

    1999 brought a cinematic bounty to the art house and the multiplex alike

  • Movies

    September 22, 1999

    The Beat Generation

    Violent Cop and Boiling Point reveal the roots of Takeshi Kitano's bloody funny cinema

  • Arts

    May 26, 1999

    Over There

    While American critics script eulogies for foreign film, this year's festival at Cannes suggests that reports of its death are an exaggeration

  • Arts

    April 14, 1999

    Reeling In the Mpls./St. Paul International Film Festival

    Ninety-three films, three projectors, and the whole wide world

  • Arts

    January 6, 1999

    The Year in Film

    The movies of '98 posed the question: Haven't we seen this somewhere before?

  • Movies

    April 1, 1998

    The Ties That Bind

    Her life to live: Alice Houri in Claire Denis's NÚnette et Boni

  • Arts

    February 11, 1998

    Life and Nothing More

    Lifesaver: Babek Ahmed Poor in Abbas Kiarostami's Where Is the Friend's House?

  • Arts

    January 7, 1998

    The Year in Film

    In 1997, independence was not a status so much as a state of mind.

  • News

    December 17, 1997

    Raiders of the Lost Art

    Has the artsyplex boom housebroken the independent film? A partisan's manifesto.

  • Arts

    May 28, 1997

    Inspecting the Cannes

    In its 50th year, is the world's most prestigious film festival showing its age?

  • Arts

    January 10, 1996
  • Movies

    October 18, 1995