Hollywood

Ulmer and Detour

Today, Sharad Raj remembers Edgar G. Ulmer as one of the Hollywood masters who had been cruelly neglected by one and all. “I keep trying to forget what happened and won...

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Those Fashion Classics

Khalid Mohamed sizes up Hollywood’s retro-chic, which continues to be the stuff that timeless fashion statements are made of. Incredible but true, it’s the movies...

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OSCARS & INDIA – S – L – A – P!!

Not Will Smith and Chris Rock, but Oscars and our film industry, over years! Can the thappads ever turn to chummas, wonders Monojit Lahiri.  The Oscars really have becom...

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Remembering Hollywood’s Cleopatra!

A Timeless Movie Queen, Ageless Screen Legend, Matchless Star, writes Monojit Lahiri, on Elizabeth Taylor’s 88th Birth Anniversary on 27th February 2020, when paying tri...

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In the land of the capitalists

‘Battleship Potemkin’ was premiered at the historic Bolshoi Theatre auditorium in Moscow on December 21, 1925, writes Monish K Das The audience consisted of the w...

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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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URMI JUVEKAR: The Storyteller

Aparajita Krishna deep dives to writer Urmi Juvekar’s life and journey as a creati...

November 26 2022

Art of Lines & Commas

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with Ashok Namdeo Hinge, calligrapher, graphic designer a...

November 25 2022

Bengali Cinema: A Middle Way to Tread

Satyabrata Ghosh explores the cinema of West Bengal to conclude how the median between a...

November 22 2022