Monthly Archives: March 2011

The 2010 Ira Winners (with commentary)

Best Score: John Adams, I Am Love Best Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux, I Am Love Best Costume Design: Antonella Cannarozzi, I Am Love Best Production Design: Francesca Balestra di Mottola, I Am Love Best Supporting Actress: Dale Dickey, Winter’s Bone … Continue reading

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Aaron’s 2010 Ira Ballot

OK – So I won’t make fun of your utterly common ballot, Alex… but I do wonder if you’re a secret member of the Hollywood Foreign Press and vote on the Golden Globes… or if you vote for the People … Continue reading

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Alex’s 2010 Ira Ballot

What the heck are the Iras, anyway? The Iras are the result of the annual get-together of a bunch of film scholars and writers, many of whom went to Columbia film school together back when Aaron and I were wee … Continue reading

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Cool for Copycats: Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy

Aaron: So, Alex, let’s talk about Abbas Kiarostami’s latest film Certified Copy. I have to admit that it really doesn’t feel to me like a typical Kiarostami film, because it’s very heavy on dialogue and very light on visual style … Continue reading

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