Hollywood

Their Little Secret: Murmur of the Heart

Louis Malle is known for controversial and often semi-autobiographical work, writes Sharad Raj. Murmur of the Heart (Le souffle au cœur) is a 1971 film by French filmma...

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Being Rita Hayworth (October 17 1918 to May 14 1987)

How Rita Hayworth has motivated him to write noir and how he cannot completely discard Oedipal undertones in his relationship with this gorgeous star, is what Sharad Raj write...

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Silence: The language of God

A piece of appreciation of Martin Scorsese’s 2016 epic historical drama Silence, by Berges Santok   What’s your relationship with God - Sweet? Watch this fi...

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CLASSIC HEIST: Six Films That Define the Genre

For a generation weaned on the high-tech-and-gizmo-aided heist of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean Eleven or Dom Cobb’s equally SFX-aided ones on ‘dreams and inform...

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Hitchcock’s Shadow

Khalid Mohamed writes on the influence of the Master of Suspense on Bollywood movies, which was infinitely preferable to blood sprays and mumbo jumbo of today’s desi thr...

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Goodfellas: The patriarchal architecture of the mafia world

Goodfellas is considered to be one of the greatest gangster films ever, writes Sharad Raj. Ace filmmaker Martin Scorsese puts his own Sicilian-American identity and Roman Cat...

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A Manhattan state of mind

Woody Allen’s ‘Manhattan’ is a 1979 American romantic comedy film produced by Charles H. Joffe, writes Vandana Kumar. Allen and Marshall Brickman wrote the ...

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That’s Entertainment!

How do I start writing about a man’s love affair with Hollywood and the movies? Especially when he happens to be my father, writes Vandana Kumar  Whenever we had g...

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Hollywood Heartbeat

Was it puppy love or a magnificent obsession? Khalid Mohamed writes of his dream women of yesteryear’s Hollywood.  Eat your hearts out Millennials - that’s i...

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Jon Stewart was Television Gold

Citizens all over the world would do well to follow his parting advice, “If you smell something, say something.”  Voices of dissent are needed everywhere to...

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Death of the language and a metaphor

Humra Quraishi expresses her anguish at the mindless violence and hatred spreading acros...

October 23 2021

Meet Vibha Batra, the compulsive writer

When you meet someone who has done so much work in such a short span of time, you cannot...

October 22 2021

Another Ravi Varma: Mankada

Kerala Varma talks about the magic in the work of the low profile cinematographer of Ado...

October 21 2021