Make a statement by getting the DVD that sits on Iran’s banned films list.
Coincidentally my copy of this DVD collection of avant garde films arrived in the mail yesterday — I picked it up today. What an odd omen considering the message of this post.
Ben Shapiro and I had a fun little debate and exchanged some friendly emails last week about his controversial list of “most overrated” directors [...]
As joyous a year as 2009 was for me — I got married and started working for the Freedom Center — there does remain a regret: I had to give up being a film critic. My former employer’s budget got cut and I simply did not have the time for it with all that NRB [...]
2009 Satellite Award Nominations – “The Stoning of Soraya M.”: Best Motion Picture, Ten Best Films of 2009
Congratulations to NRB friends….
Cyrus and Betsy Nowrasteh
2009 Satellite Award Nominations
Best Motion Picture (Drama)
The Hurt Locker
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
The Stoning of Soraya M.
Best Actress (Drama)
Shohreh Aghdashloo, The Stoning of Soraya M.
Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
Penélope Cruz, Broken Embraces
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Catalina Saavedra, The Maid
Best Supporting [...]