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Horror is a celebrated genre in Asian countries like Japan and Korea, but only recently has it begun to creep into other regions of the continent (Israeli horror is the new zeitgeist, for example). Iran has a tiny handful of horror films to its name, but in recent years, filmmakers in Iran and the diaspora have experimented more with the genre, like the artful and morose A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,...
Listen to Me Marlon Directed by Stevan Riley Opens July 29 at Film Forum Sometimes a documentary’s greatness stems not solely from the construction and care of its maker, from his or her meticulous attention to detail and sensitivity in framing a human subject, but also from the extraordinary circumstances of its creation. Listen to Me Marlon is exactly this sort of film. It uses a specific and rare kind of document—Marlon Brando’s personal, never-before-heard audio-cassette recordings—to...