Zhang Yimou delivers a disappointing fantasy in “The Great Wall”

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Having to tell the story of the Great Wall through the eyes of Hollywood star Matt Damon’s character, and having to justify the eastern value of communal trust, smacks of a desperation for Zhang to seek acceptance from a western audience…

“The Salesman” finds truth in an intricate story structure

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The is the third consecutive film from master Iranian director Asghar Farhadi that made it into ”Screening Room’s” top ten list of the year. Farhadi continues to weave expertly a web of intrigue with a satisfying touch of logic, thought at times presenting this logic as a frustrating one…