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Easily Confused (43) Drama

Watching a comedy: Watching a tragedy:

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Video Blog: Bank Robbery in Tirana

Walking around Tirana one beautiful afternoon, minding my own business and not suspecting anything evil, I spotted these armed men in front of a bank. Quite obviously, a bank robbery was in progress. In broad daylight. On the main boulevard of Tirana. … Continue reading

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The most important moment in the history of cinema

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Film Review: “Argo”

When I was in prison in Iran in 2009, I was hoping for somebody like Tony Mendez to burst open the door to my cell and to whisk me to a waiting helicopter. Except that I hadn’t heard of him at the … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (32) Manuel Valls

Whenever I see Manuel Valls, the new French Prime Minister, I am reminded of Jamie McDonald (actor Paul Higgins), the “crossest man in Scotland” from the film In the Loop:

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Film Review: “Nebraska”

If only film studies would realize that with the budget for one science fiction or vampire film they could produce 10 road movies, I would go to the cinema more often. When I saw the trailer for Nebraska, I was … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I can’t blame people for thinking that I am a spy.

But I swear, the reason why I was standing under that lamppost in the middle of the night and smoking a cigar, was that I was watching a cat playing with some fruits on a tree. (The photo was taken … Continue reading

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