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My Top 19 Netflix/Amazon Movies and Series for 2016

  Here are the reviews I wrote this year with the criteria that they were available online and were not widely distributed through movie theaters.   Of the 43, here are my favorites.  It was much more difficult than in past years, since this year was absolutely stunning. Both television and cinema have continued to produce phenomenal story-telling. The following list is not ranked –only grouped by genre. I could not limit my choices to only 10. INDIES and FOREIGN CINEMA   1) “No”–Mad Men in Politics (June 19, 2016 review):  In this Chilean film, with uncanny similarities...

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“The Past” (Le Passé)—Does the Past Define Us?

THE PAST (LE PASSÉ) was nominated for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or award, the Iranian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award , and a Golden Globe. Directed and written by Asghar Farhadi of “A Separation” fame (winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film).  Ahmad, an Iranian man (the remarkable Ali Mosaffa) deserted his French wife Marie Brisson (the sublime Bérénice Bejo of “The Artist”) and her two children from a previous marriage. Now living in Tehran, he is asked to return to Paris to finalize his divorce because Marie wishes to marry a third...

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