Author Spotlight

A. S. Hamrah

A. S. Hamrah’s work has appeared in a number of publications, including n+1, Bookforum, Harper’s, and the Baffler. A collection of his work, The Earth Dies Streaming: Film Writing, 2002–2018 (n+1 Books), was called “essential reading” by the Nation and “form-bending, disobedient” by New York magazine.

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Triangle of Sadness: The Captain’s Dinner Is Coming Up

In his second Palme d’Or–winning film, Ruben Östlund uses familiar reality-television tropes to stage a deeply unnerving spectacle of obscene wealth and class outrage.

By A. S. Hamrah

Taste of Cherry: Stay Near the Tree

The first Iranian film to win the Palme d’Or, Abbas Kiarostami’s tale of one man’s despair leaves the question of whether life is worth living unanswered.

By A. S. Hamrah

Matewan: All We Got in Common

In one of his most resonant works of political filmmaking, John Sayles painstakingly brings to life an important and volatile chapter in American labor history.

By A. S. Hamrah

Alfred Hayes, Screenwriter

The author sheds some light on the fascinating life of the American scriptwriter behind Roberto Rossellini’s Paisan.

By A. S. Hamrah