Alternative Entertainment

Whose normal is it anyway?

Vandana Kumar goes around John Cassavettes’ ‘A Woman Under the Influence’ and discusses how Independent Cinema in Hollywood pushed boundaries by depicting al...

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The Hairdresser’s Husband: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Vandana Kumar explores how a film like The Hairdresser’s Husband starts as a man’s fetish and ends like a singular love story.  In a world where there is n...

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Three Colours: Red - A celluloid poem

Mallika Bhaumik reviews Krztysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Red and reads the auteur’s mind while elucidating her own thoughts about it. After watching Krzt...

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Manush Bhalo Nei: Anupam Roy with Cizzy

Anupam Roy’s new single, featuring young Bengali rapper Cizzy, weaves in the COVID experience with some telling political commentary. The singer-composer duo spoke to Sh...

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Rediscovering a Genius Artist

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with Patrick Bensard, director of the prestigious Cinematheque de la Danse of Paris, now documenting the art of Walter Spies whose life in Bali ...

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Mise en scene: a metaphysical expression

Sharad Raj writes that to arrive at one’s mise en scene is to liberate oneself from dogmas that are both personal and intellectual. The dictionary definition of mise ...

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Sharad Raj writes that Bunuel has been called a cruel filmmaker, he sees that we are hypocrites, admits to being one and believes we were probably made that way. Octavio Pa...

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Failed promises of the right wing: Andrzej Wajda

Sharad Raj transports you back to the film Ashes and Diamonds - an all-time masterpiece of Polish cinema, directed by one of the most important filmmakers, Andrzej Wajda. C...

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Living life Queen-size

Music buff Niraj Jani, rhapsodizes about the emotional wallop of  the Queen, the 1970s British band which still rocks the playlists of the millennials.  Although ...

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Satyajit Ray: 10 Great Sequences

The films of Satyajit Ray have provided us with iconic moments that celebrate the many hues of life, all shot with the barest of resources. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at a s...

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Drishadvati: The daughter of Yayati

Read Janaky Sreedharan’s incisive view on Madhavi S Mahadevan’s Bride of the...

June 23 2021

Paap: Antim Pawrbo and Mouchak

While Paap passes muster, Mouchak scrapes the bottom of the barrel. Shantanu Ray Chaudhu...

June 22 2021

Whose normal is it anyway?

Vandana Kumar goes around John Cassavettes’ ‘A Woman Under the Influence&rsq...

June 21 2021