May

May Arjomand 
The Criterion Collection/ Janus Films
@may.arjj

Favorite films

  • La Haine
  • 3 Women
  • My Night at Maud's
  • Close-Up

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  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★★

  • Casino

    ★★★★½

  • Safe

    ★★★★

  • PVT Chat

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  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched at metrograph ❤️

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    Instead of watching this blatantly islamophobic trash, here are 5 incredible middle eastern films to watch instead that don’t star a former IDF soldier: 
    1. 5 Broken Cameras 
    2. Ambulance 
    3. Capernaum 
    4. Close Up 
    5. Salt of this Sea 
    Also, if you don’t know why this film is incredibly problematic, I highly suggest reading Hadidi’s recent article “Wonder Woman’s Middle Eastern Stereotypes Should Have Stayed in the 1980’s” on Slate.

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  • Caché

    Caché

    ★★★★

    In Cachè, Haneke makes an explicit reference to the Paris Massacre of 1961, which functions as the film’s backbone in examining the repression and guilt of a nation’s collective memory. This historical event almost functions as a ghost that haunts the characters of the film who were not directly involved in the event but are still suffering as a result of the violent injustice where many innocent people were brutally murdered. The director shows that history is never forgotten, but…

  • Scenes from a Marriage

    Scenes from a Marriage

    ★★★★½

    “I don't want to produce a work of art that the public can sit and suck aesthetically… I want to give them a blow in the small of back, to scorch their indifference, to startle them out of their complacency” -Bergman