Strickland is a filmmaker of rare talent, a technically gifted craftsman who relies heavily on artistic instinct.
Director Shahram Mokri will appear at the Museum of Fine Arts this Saturday, January 17 to present his unique blend of horror, comedy, existentialism, and experimental film, Fish & Cat. As fans of the film, we reached out to Mokri to discuss his film, the world of Iranian cinema and the role of horror within it, and many other […]
“What happened to me in prison, it wasn’t funny at the time, because I was blindfolded and I was in solitary confinement or in an interrogation room. But with hindsight … it’s just laughable. My experience inside of Iran’s prison was [as] if they had read Kafka and then they thought it was not ridiculous enough and they added a bit of Monty Python to it.”
Christopher Nolan has an unparalleled track record among big-name directors for films that fully commit to their mind-bending premises while going light on sentimentality. It’s in this light that the mostly good, would-be epic Interstellar is a bit of a letdown, albeit one that’s still worth watching.