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The Oscar Rosters 2022 - A Post Hoc Analysis

A detailed, spoiler free analysis of Oscar nominees and winners, with commendations on why some won, and regrets on why some didn’t, by Ronaan Roy Doing a quick statist...

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Music Knows No Caste

After garnering critical acclaim and winning the FIPRESCI Award at the Bangladesh International Film Festival 2022, Bangladeshi filmmaker Shabnam Ferdousi’s debut featur...

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Crime Drama, Women and Claude Chabrol!

Writes Vandana Kumar, “No one takes you away from one-dimensional morality while trying to fathom his women characters as Claude Chabrol does”. I am writing ...

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The Human Voice

Khalid Mohamed, who was commissioned to write the official autobiography of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997), replays an insightful conversation with the legendary qawwali an...

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50 years of "The Godfather"

The Corleone’s and the poetry of Crime is what Sharad Raj examines after watching The Godfather for the nth time on the film’s 50th anniversary. The year was 1981...

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Pubali Chaudhuri: Mystery of the blank page!

Aparajita Krishna tells the Genie to grant writer Pubali Chaudhuri her personal wish; also the wish that she ‘continues to learn from the mystery of the blank page&...

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100 years of Sayed Haider Raza

Teesta Bhandare explores the art of Raza through the lens of the global avant garde. On February 22, 1922, in a sleepy forest town in Madhya Pradesh an infant by the name of ...

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Reflections of a Soumitra-watcher

As the late, legendary Soumitra Chatterjee’s birthday moved in and out of focus, Monojit Lahiri pays homage to the remarkable actor, author, poet, dramatist, translator ...

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The Poetry of the Quotidian of Aki Kaurismäki

Vandana Kumar writes, “To think of Finnish cinema, is to think of Aki Kaurismäki. Apparently, this perception isn’t entirely off the mark as the writer-direct...

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Abanindranath Tagore: The enigmatic original who wrote art and painted words

The founder of the Indian Society of Oriental Art, Abanindranath Tagore’s work defies any straightjacketing, writes Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri Abanindranath Tagore (1871-19...

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The Untold Tragedy

Film historian Dhruv Somani narrates the story of Inder Thakur, a top model and upcoming...

September 25 2022

The Silenced Valley

Can bringing Cinema to the Kashmir Valley settle the wounds and trauma? No, says Humra Q...

September 24 2022

A Requiem For Mayfair Cinema

English movies which essentially meant Hollywood films (Hollywood being the benchmark fo...

September 23 2022