Hollywood

Disney acquires 21st Century Fox in a $71 billion deal

Disney is now the official owner of Rupert Murdoch’s former entertainment empire, 21st Century Fox. The massive $71bn deal - completed after midnight New York time on We...

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The women who are breaking glass ceilings in the film industry

Ruth E Carter made Oscar history, becoming the first African American woman to receive the best costume design Academy Award last week for her dazzling work in the Marvel bloc...

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Set in rural India, ‘Period. End of Sentence’ wins Oscar 2019

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony that honoured the best films of 2018 was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, C...

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Oscars bows to backlash, decision to relegate four awards overturned

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on 15th February (Sunday) reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s Oscar ...

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The Winners of the Bafta Film Awards 2019

The 72nd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 10 February 2019 honouring the best films of 2018. The English actres...

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Voices in Action: Hollywood Actors unite to fight sexual harassment and abuse

American actors Jessica Barth and Caitlin Dulany took a stand against the abuse they face in the Hollywood platform. They weren’t alone. The two successful actors met at...

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The Sundance Film Festival 2019 has several films sold already

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival began on January 24 and is scheduled to run through February 3 2019. The annual film festival is designed to showcase filmmaking talent from bo...

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Barbara Stanwyck: A Star from Hollywood’s Golden Age

Hollywood’s Golden Age screen legend Barbara Stanwyck worked with and alongside some of the greatest directors and actors of her time, starring in Howard Hawks' ‘B...

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Lady Gaga and Glenn Close tie for the top spot at the Critics’ Choice Award 2019

Critic’s Choice Awards, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, California, ‘Best Actress’, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, A Star Is Born, The Wife, Shallow, Bradley Cooper, A...

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2018 had only 8% of Hollywood’s top films directed by Women

The number of Hollywood’s top films directed by women hits rock bottom, despite the efforts to prevent gender discrimination, with women accounting for only 8% of the 25...

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Woh Sadhana thi

The cine-young living in the 60-year-old that I am, refuses to abandon my lingering fasc...

May 18 2021

After a Pause

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s comeback syndrome, or why top s...

May 16 2021

Signs of the times: Time to talk truth to power

Humra Quraishi’s commentary demands answers and accountability for the sufferings ...

May 15 2021