Hollywood

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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In spoiler fight, Hollywood has its free-speech moment

Steven Zietchik reports in the Washington Post that, it began with a few sentences from Quentin Tarantino. The critical and fan favorite — his output has grossed $1.5 b...

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Avengers: Endgame overtakes Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time

Disney’s latest Avengers film has smashed box-office records on its opening weekend taking $1.2bn (£1bn). Avengers: Endgame took a record $350m in the world&r...

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Hollywood writers and agents in a standoff with no end in sight

In the year 1962, MCA Inc.—the giant Hollywood talent agency, also referred to as The Octopus—acquired a majority recognition in Decca Records and Universal Pictur...

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Emma Thompson cites a lack of respect for scriptwriters in Hollywood

One of Britain’s finest actors and acclaimed writer, Emma Thompson hit out at producers who rush screenplays even before the scripts are completed. Having won an Oscar f...

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Lawsuit alleges gender discrimination and underpay at Disney

According to a new-class action lawsuit of extensive discrimination in world’s largest media corporation, it is found that The Walt Disney Company systematical...

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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

Rogue Thinker

Khalid Mohamed’s never-before published interview with the dogged rule-breaker, Ra...

May 14 2021