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‘Ballad of a White Cow’ Review: An Iranian Widow Seeks Justice in an Unfair Society

Already devastated by her husband’s execution, Mina (played by co-director Maryam Moghaddam) discovers that the man she loves was put to death for a crime he didn’t commit in “Ballad of a White Cow.” That would seem to be injustice enough for one person to bear, but in conservative Iranian culture, now that Mina’s a […]

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Seven Samurai tops critics’ poll of best foreign-language films

Akira Kurosawa epic beats Bicycle Thieves to top of BBC’s 100-strong list that includes just four female-directed filmsA critics’ poll conducted by the BBC has voted Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 swordsman epic Seven Samurai as the greatest ever non-English-speaking film.The BBC culture website polled more than 200 “film experts” from more than 40 countries, including critics, […]

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