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‘True Detective’ stays true to form

After a largely disappointing second season, the third season of “True Detective” is a refreshing return to form. Writer Nic Pizzolatto has proven that the series was more than a one-hit wonder, and can sustain a high level of quality across multiple stories. While this new season isn’t quite as groundbreaking as the first, it’s…

Summer Human Rights Series kicks off with ‘Stink!’ documentary

The first film in the Stanford Summer Human Rights Series, “Stink!”,  was screened on campus on July 19. The series is part of the Camera as a Witness (CAW) Program, which was founded by Stanford teacher and lecturer Jasmina Bojic eight years ago. The three films that will be shown in the Summer Series are selected from the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) archives, according to Bojic.

‘A Separation’ director’s exceptional ‘About Elly’ receives long-awaited U.S. release

Asghar Farhadi’s “About Elly” is a masterful study in group dynamics. Farhadi, who hails from Iran, established himself as an up-and-coming auteur with “A Separation” — the 2011 film that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. With “About Elly,” made two years prior to “A Separation” though just now receiving a U.S. release, layers…