Hollywood

How Classics Define Today’s Hollywood

While looking back into the history of cinema isn’t the preference of youth today, it's no doubt that classics have shaped the Hollywood that we watch in the present tim...

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Questioning Society’s long history of Villainizing Women

Amanda Knox knows all too well what it’s like to be made into a villain. The 30-year-old writer-activist's years of headline-making began in 2007, when she was arrested ...

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Finally, Television get REAL with the Portrayal of Single Women

Most female leads in most TV series face troubles in their relationships. But in the end when their boyfriends get down on one knee, propose them in the most lavish settings w...

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Did Critics go easy on the Phantom Thread?

Phantom Thread, the lush gothic romance from auteur Paul Thomas Anderson was the art-house film of the moment. For all his critical acclaim, Anderson’s films have never ...

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'The Rider': Probably One of the Best Films of 2018

In Chloé Zhao's second movie, The Rider, which debuted at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, we see Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau), the protagonist. He was a rod...

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Celebrating the Women behind the Camera

In this age of Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime, there's a unique streaming service called MUBI which I am sure not many would have heard in India. Unlike the other streaming...

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Spielberg Knows How to Hit the Nostalgia Bone Just Right

Steven Spielberg is an extraordinary director. For anyone whose actual childhood has been marked by Steven Spielberg films about childhood—who has watched it emerge and ...

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Can Children Really Scare You?

There’s something exquisitely dreadful about scary little kids. You don't expect children to be vicious killers—but they’re also not supposed to die young an...

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Ava DuVernayn gives Hope in a Time of Superhero Fatigue

Let's just first accept the fact that Marvel is way better than DC when it comes to movies. Just because the Marvel Comics brand had served as a box-office rubber stamp for n...

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Adam Sandler in Incognito Mode

It would be counterintuitive to suggest that Adam Sandler has only gotten better as an actor, and it’s downright undeniable that his increased comfort in front of the ca...

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Days of qawwalis

Film historian Dhruv Somani asks why have the qawwalis, once a big draw in the Bollywood...

March 7 2021

She left when she was too young: Meena Kumari

Humra Quraishi recalls her meeting with Rukhsar-e-Zehra, stepdaughter of the  legen...

March 6 2021

Open mail to Parineeti Chopra

Khalid Mohamed writes to Parineeti Chopra about The Girl on the The Train, has issues wi...

March 5 2021