Sunday, February 25, 2018
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11 Feb 2018

Before Forever

11 Feb 2018 | 12:54 AM

No other day in recent history has propagated the idea of love as much as the Valentine’s Day; a day which became associated with romantic love in the 14th century.

Faithfully yours

11 Feb 2018 | 12:54 AM

It’s literally ‘walk the talk’… she enjoys a stroll in a garden in Lajpat Nagar and we are all ears as filmmaker Meera Dewan goes back and forth in time to tell us how she is a “Sikh in heart and soul.” As proof stand her two films, Dhun Mein Dhyan, chronicling the history of Guru Granth Sahib in a poetic, painterly fashion and equally profound, GurPrasad, an ode to the tradition of langar.

04 Feb 2018

A wonder to behold

04 Feb 2018 | 1:45 AM

Award-winning Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is set in 1962 Cold War era. It centres on a lonely mute woman Elisa Esposito, who works as a cleaner at a secret high security laboratory located in the aerospace research centre in Baltimore.

Inner chambers of the mind

04 Feb 2018 | 1:45 AM

Rarely has Bengali cinema been in a bigger trough. In order to reclaim lost ground, it is in desperate need of new voices and innovative approaches.

28 Jan 2018

Loss of innocence

28 Jan 2018 | 1:48 AM

National award-winning film critic and documentary filmmaker, Utpal Borpujari’s debut Assamese film Ishu (2017) had its world premiere at the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival.

The not-so ‘independent’ cinema

28 Jan 2018 | 1:48 AM

An oft-heard argument when someone sets out to criticise the “ new and exciting” work happening in the Hindi indie (independent) cinema is that these films hold a high place in the comparative study of Bollywood.

21 Jan 2018

Hope in the time of darkness

21 Jan 2018 | 1:39 AM

It is in black and white. Its characters speak English. And it has no stars. But A Billion Colour Story is as compelling a film as any.

Hollywood proposes Bollywood disposes

21 Jan 2018 | 1:39 AM

May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture’s new North Star,” said Laura Dern at the Golden Globe Awards 2018.

14 Jan 2018

The death feast

14 Jan 2018 | 1:43 AM

Morocco was under French colonial rule for four decades till it attained independence in 1956. But for a long time, its cultural life remained under the French influence.

Finding a voice of their own

14 Jan 2018 | 1:43 AM

Morocco was under French colonial rule for four decades till it attained independence in 1956. But for a long time, its cultural life remained under the French influence.

07 Jan 2018

Small and sensible to hold sway

07 Jan 2018 | 1:34 AM

The year just gone by saw numerous Bollywood tent-poles collapse in a heap. But small, independent, offbeat films like Mukti Bhawan and Newton struck a chord.

The pursuit of truth

07 Jan 2018 | 1:34 AM

Steven Spielberg’s The Post brings out the true story of The Washington Post’s fearless exposure of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 which caused challenges to the federal government.