Monday, June 18, 2018

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10 Jun 2018

GoT scripts ‘self-destruct’ to check spoilers

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

GAME OF THRONES is a year away but HBO is already concerned about spoilers leaking ahead of the final season.

The powerpuff girls

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

CHICK flicks; Sonam Kapoor finds the term derogatory and refuses to dub her latest outing Veere Di Wedding so. Ekta Kapoor, one of the producers of the film, comes with another term ‘gender agnostic’ to define the movie.

When guilt rips

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

BRIAN YORKEY is back with the second season of the American mystery web series 13 Reasons Why and it is already making waves on the internet. The series, currently streaming on Netflix, takes up the sensitive issue of teenage suicides, besides bullying and guilt.

03 Jun 2018

A world of ignorance

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

Some stories about what went into the making of a given film are more fascinating than the film itself.

In search of a ‘soulmate’

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

Khoj is a 28-minute poignant, captivating, stunning, hard-hitting, matter-of-fact film.

‘I would never be dishonest to my film’

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

HIS films are slow and simmering.

27 May 2018

Perspectives at play

27 May 2018 | 1:59 AM

Majid Majidi’s recently released Beyond the Clouds (2017) seems to have joined the line of films like Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and City of Joy (1992), directed by English and French directors Danny Boyle and Roland Joffé, respectively.

Bursting the class bubble

27 May 2018 | 1:59 AM

In 2013, Cannes Critics’ Week, a section that runs parallel to the world’s premiere film festival, was the platform from where Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox launched itself into the world.

20 May 2018

Experimentation defines his new role

20 May 2018 | 2:09 AM

So who is the real Rishi Kapoor? Well, for therecord he says he is a boring father and husband whose only adrenaline rush comes from acting and after downing four pegs of whiskey

‘Manto wrote with sensitivity’

20 May 2018 | 2:09 AM

After her first directorial film Firaaq (2012) actor-director Nandita Das returns after a hiatus with her second directorial film Manto.

An imperfect democracy

20 May 2018 | 2:09 AM

Praveen Morchhale’s National Award-winning Ladakhi film Walking With The Wind looks at social-political issues through a children’s quest

13 May 2018

Simply MARVELous

13 May 2018 | 2:34 AM

There’s magic, there’s Marvel, there’s Marvel Magic.

Beyond borders

13 May 2018 | 2:34 AM

“Love is a fabric which never fades, no matter how often it is washed in water of adversity and grief.

06 May 2018

A sea of life lessons

06 May 2018 | 1:35 AM

A rough English sea, a girl on a break from her IT job in London, a parolee, who has been in the prison for the past eight months, and a Punjabi boy, who finds himself in the midst of the most intense conversation as he tries to capture the wild waters...

It’s rap all the way

06 May 2018 | 1:35 AM

The debate on Punjabi music rages on... its content “daaru” and “goliyaan” often draws flak and reaps commercial dividends at the same time. But Jagmeet Bal stands unmindful of the passing fads or ongoing trends, as much as by the commerce of it all.

The tale of many Paros

06 May 2018 | 1:35 AM

Vijay Kumar’s Haryanvi film Paro looks at the issue of bride-trafficking. The story is set in a remote village in Haryana, where outstanding performance by women in sports is juxtaposed against the widespread illegal and cruel practice of bride trafficking.

29 Apr 2018

Another shot at Cannes

29 Apr 2018 | 1:18 AM

Marathi cinema has, of late, been making its presence felt at major international festivals, notably the ones in Berlin and Venice, but Cannes continues to remain out of bounds for filmmakers from the western state.

‘My story begins where Devdas ends’

29 Apr 2018 | 1:18 AM

Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s classic work Devdas, written in 1917, remains the most filmed non-epic story in India. In its latest variation comes Sudhir Mishra’s Daas Dev, wherein he presents his perspective on the iconic novel. Excerpts from an interview: