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Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini in The Salesman
The art and irony of The Salesman

Outside of cinephiles who have seen his Oscar-winning A Separation, Asghar Farhadi is not well known among Americans. But his name was thrust into the news over the last few weeks because of President Trump’s executive order banning travel of most anyone, but particularly Muslims, from seven majority Muslim countries….

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Argo see it!

The thing about making movies based on true stories is that it’s hard to keep them suspenseful. This is especially so when the story is so famous, and everything but the smaller details are rather well known. Ben Affleck’s fantastic new film Argo is based on such an event.