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April: The Month of Successful Returns

Starting with the surprise release of Rick and Morty, and continued with the return of three top TV series of the season, April marks one…
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Fargo: Season 3 Premiere

FX's acclaimed anthology series is back for season 3 and it's safe to say that it represents its best. The season 3 premiere episode of…
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Lunch Time: An Engaging Story

Alireza Ghasemi's new short film, Lunch Time, is about a teenage girl in a hospital waiting to identify her mother's corpse. This simple one-line story is…
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Rick and Morty Season 3 Premiere

On April fools' day, Adult Swim's acclaimed animated series, Rick and Morty, surprised everyone with releasing its season 3 premiere. When in a bizarre ending…
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What Makes “Arrival” Unique?

Over the past year, I started to watch Denis Villeneuve's recent films. Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013), Sicario (2015) and now Arrival (2016). He has directed four…
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Apophis Wins Honorary Award At IFF 2017

Apophis won the honorary award for the best short film (under 15 minutes) at the 14th edition of Image Film Festival on Friday, March 17th.…
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Is The Salesman Oscar Worthy?

As we're getting closer to this year's Academy Awards, there are more discussions about the possible winners is trending. This year the "Best Foreign Language…
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Apophis to premiere at Image Film Festival ’17

Apophis is selected for screening at the 14th edition of Image of the Year Film Festival among another 42 short films in the youth competition…
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Ruyesh Film Festival: Not Even Close

As ridiculous as it sounds, "Ruyesh Religious Short Film Festival" is actually a festival taking place in Tehran for 10 years now. You may wonder "what is…
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Donya Fanizadeh, Iranian Puppeteer, Dies at 49

There has been a lot of stories about Donya Fanizadeh's cancer. She was one of the greatest puppeteers of Iranian Cinema and TV. Her famous…
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Netflix’s The OA Released

Brit Marling and her pal Zal Batmanglij have created a new mystery series for the Netflix. The OA is the story of a blind woman who was…
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Westworld Season Finale: Narratives

HBO's Westworld season one is finally over. After 10 weeks of incredible mind-blowing storytelling now we have an almost full picture of what this TV…
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The Last of Us: Part 2 Announced

After a long discussion on the possibility of a sequel for the most anticipated video game of the history, Naughty Dog revealed The Last of Us:…
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Why Tehran Short Film Festival Is Inefficient?

The oldest Iranian short film festival with a background of 33 years, huge government supports and strong economic backup is still far behind the standard…
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American Crime Story: First Impression

FX's first season of American Crime Story titled The People v. O.J. Simpson is a 10-episode anthology miniseries portraying the trial of the century back in…
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TEDxTUA: A Personal Conflict

Past year I was in the organizing team for the first TEDxTUA. The event was held on February 19th in Tehran University of Art and somehow…
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Why Clinton Campaign’s Design Is Important?

As we are three weeks away from US Presidential Election 2016, It is certained that the only candidate who cared enough about the power of design…
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Westworld: The New Groundbreaking Drama

HBO's futuristic sci-fi drama Westworld created by Jonathan Nolan, has already raised a lot of hope among TV lovers with its first two episodes. The show…
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Netflix Revives “Black Mirror” For Season 3

After three years Black Mirror's third season is going to release on Netflix this month. The anticipated British-based anthology series gained attention for its incredible futuristic short stories.…
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The Salesman: First Impression

I finally got to see The Salesman as it's been released for almost a month now. The following is just my first impression on the film.…
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