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Mullahs at the Movies

Iranian Cinema Uncensored: Contemporary Film-makers Since the Iranian Revolution by shiva rahbaran i. b. tauris, 336 pages, $35 In July 1988, the Ayatollah Khomeini accepted the cease-fire that brought the Iran-Iraq War to a close. He likened it to downing a “poisoned chalice.” Iranian and Iraqi . . . . Continue Reading »

Exorcising Demons

Sin and Censorship: The Catholic Church and the Motion Picture Industry By Frank Walsh. Yale University Press, 394 pages, $35 Few of the Catholics who in the 1930s and 1940s stood up at mass to pledge their willingness to let the Legion of Decency decide which movies they would not see were in no . . . . Continue Reading »

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