Hollywood

A Sci-Fi Doc where HIV never Existed

According to World Health Organization, since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 70 million people have been infected with the HIV/AIDS virus and about 35 million people...

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Hollywood’s Glass Ceiling yet to be Broken

With an upsurge in women demanding to be taken more seriously, one would expect the percentage of films starring women as leads to go up. But sadly, that's not the case. Femal...

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Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry

TheNew York Times and The New Yorker first published allegations of sexual harassment and rape (back in 2017) against Harvey Weinstein by Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley...

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Stuntwoman Stands up against ‘Wigging’ in Hollywood

Being a stuntman is Hollywood's most dangerous profession. There were two stunt-related deaths last year. It is now in chaos and spiralling out of control because a stuntwoman...

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Flickerfest Achieves What Hollywood Couldn't

Celebrating its 27th birthday in 2018, Flickerfest has grown to become Australia's leading competitive International Short Film Festival with entries coming from filmmakers ac...

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White Roses at the 2018 Grammy's Red Carpet

This year, stars wore black to the Golden Globes ceremony in support of the Time's Up Movement. Actresses wore black gowns standing in solidarity with victims of sexual assaul...

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The Asset: Hollywood's Sexiest Monster

Who doesn’t like a good monster movie? Shots of buildings being decimated, people running for their lives, cars being flung like toys and military weapons being reduced ...

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Boys for Sale: An Intriguing Documentary about Gay Prostitution in Japan

“If you’d never experienced this, it would be hard to understand.” That’s the first line of Boys for Sale, a documentary that had its North American p...

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Phantom Thread: Paul Thomas Anderson's Most Uncanny Yet Marvellous Film

His parables about cruel and powerful men have made him the most admired filmmaker alive, but they’ve had the side effect of making Paul Thomas Anderson seem a little do...

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Films that Celebrated Journalism and Free Press

This year's highly anticipated film was Steven Speilberg's The Post. Starring the top class actors Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, this film got a limited release in the United St...

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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