Movies

  • Dariush
    Dariush Eghbali, known simply as Dariush, is one of the most popular Iranian musical artists of all time. If Googoosh is the Queen of Iranian music, Dariush, born in the same year, is its King. His l....
  • Foreign Music
    Foreign music may be quite foreign indeed. It may also be relatively accessible through comparisons with the popular and classical music you already know. If you have an open mind and an interest in....
  • Backdraft DVD
    A murderous arsonist is on the loose in Chicago, and two warring brothers are among the firefighters trying to stop him in Backdraft, directed by Ron Howard. The brothers are Kurt Russell and William....
  • Angel Heart DVD
    Angel Heart got some negative reviews when it came out in 1987, and the ratings board made director Alan Parker cut ten seconds to bring an X rating down to an R. Sex, horror, violence and voodoo, al....
  • Happy Gilmore DVD
    Adam Sandler takes the title role in Happy Gilmore, and that will pretty much tell you whether you want to see the movie. If you're a fan of Sandler's shenanigans, you'll love it. If you're not, you....
  • Women In Iran
    Women in Iran have complex lives. They are bound by rules and traditions, some of which they continue to embrace for spiritual reasons, and some of which they wish to reject for social reasons. The ....
  • Dance Videos
    Dance videos represent a wide array of styles and serve varying functions. Showcasing moves and traditions ranging from the hip-hop to belly dance, these videos provide ample opportunities to see dif....
  • American Pie DVD
    I didn't have any intention of seeing American Pie. As a mature woman, I generally have little interest in "zit flicks," especially when they're as raunchy as this one seemed to be, judging by the tr....
  • Of Mice And Men DVD
    The classic story by John Steinbeck gets reverential treatment in the 1992 version of Of Mice and Men. The screenplay adaptation by Horton Foote follows the plot closely, without succumbing to the te....
  • Black Hawk Down DVD
    Post-9/11 war movies, like those made during the Cold War, have to bear an unfair burden of political weight. I believe that is what's responsible for the widely varying reactions to Ridley Scott's ....