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Suspiria (1977): A Refreshing Delight, Invigorating
2008-06-10 00:00:00
Tom Elce writes about his all time favourite film Dario Anrento's Suspiria Dario Argento's films are always lurid nightmares gleefully exploiting artificiality in a canvas of eye-catching colours. His stained-glass cinema is a visual feast and a sensory delight as well, his entire filmography a self-aware mixture of ...
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Europe Now: Ten directors heading to Karlovy Vary
2008-06-10 00:00:00
Ten films by ten emerging Europe an directors are part of this year's Variety Critics' Choice: Europe Now! section of the 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 4-12, 2008). The ten titles - seven of which are debut features - have been selected by the critics of international trade paper Variety ...
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Sarkar Raj: Welcome Back The Good Ol? Ramu
2008-06-10 00:00:00
RGV is back in his elements after the AAG debacle, but wish he would've worked harder on the script. It is nicely shot and the cinematography is excellent, writes Yasser Usman Sarkar Raj was tremendously hyped as the first film with the Bachchan trio...and believe me it is just that. ...
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Marnie (1964): Unusual Hitchcock
2008-06-10 00:00:00
Jugu Abraham writes about Alfred Hitchcock 's 1964 film Marnie This is NOT the stuff that director Hitchcock usually dealt with. The subject and the treatment of the subject are different from most of his other films. Hitchcock was scared of jails. In this film, the lead female character prefers to be bridled ...
Finally, National Award to Soumitra Chatterjee
2008-06-10 00:00:00
Feature Film Category 1. BEST FEATURE FILM PULIJANMAM (Malayalam) Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 2,50,000/- to the PRODUCER M.G. VIJAY Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 2,50,000/- to the DIRECTOR PRIYANANDANAN CITATION The Award for the Best Feature Film of 2006 is given to Pulijanmam (Malayalam), a layered film that uses ...
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Aamir: A Missed Opportunity
2008-06-08 00:00:00
Aniruddha Basu reviews Rajeev Khandelwal's debut film Aamir (2008) Aamir is the latest entry from Bollywood's parallel lane, one that draws inspiration from foreign art house hits and repackages them for our new breed of discerning desi audience. Bheja Fry did it, and did it well. Even earlier Zinda tried to ...
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Sarkar Raj: Good Performances, Great Movie but Bad climax
2008-06-08 00:00:00
Hiral Sachde reviews Ramgopal Varma's Sarkar Raj Shankar Nagre (Abhishek Bachchan) is a successful heir to Subhash Nagre's (Amitabh Bachchan) legacy of political power backed by his armed lieutenants. The young gun recognizes the opportunity of development for the people of Maharashtra when a foreign company proposes a power plant project. ...
More About: Movie , Great , Performances , Good
Holocaust Cinema
2008-06-07 00:00:00
In a two-part series, Rituparna Chatterjee attempts to explore the greatest films ever made on one of the most infamous episodes in history - the Jewish Holocaust By the grace of Google I know approximately 284 films have been made on one of the most malicious events in ...
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The Great Debaters: The Return Of The Underdog
2008-06-05 00:00:00
Devang Ghia reviews Denzel Washington's 2007 film The Great Debaters The story of the underdog has been told so many times in so many ways and in so many settings that it is difficult to understand what fresh perspective Denzel Washington was going to bring to it. In ...
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Aranyer Din Ratri: Holding a Mirror to the 21st Century Generation
2008-06-05 00:00:00
Antara Nanda Mondal's award winning entry for the DearCinema review contest Aranyer Din Ratri, (Days and Nights in the Forest), the 1969 masterpiece by Satyajit Ray, looks at the vagaries and vicissitudes of the "new generation" then, in a way, perhaps no other film of its time could. ...
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Sex and the City (2008): A Farcical Romcom with Designer Brands
2008-06-04 00:00:00
Tom Elce reviews Michael Patrick King's Sex and the City (2008 ) Do you want morals with that? "Meet the Spartans" thought it did its job by being a spoof movie with lots of toilet humour, and now "Sex and the City" considers itself worthwhile by simply being nothing more than a ...
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Insomnia: Review
2008-06-03 00:00:00
Aniruddha Basu reviews Christopher Nolan's third feature film Insomnia In the sleepy town of Nightmute in Alaska, the Sun never sets. For legendary L.A.P.D detective Will Dormer bought into this remote city to ostensibly solve a homicide case, perpetual sunlight is, initially, the least of his ...
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Love me or Hate me but Rate me!
2008-06-01 00:00:00
Smriti Mudgal looks at three great Bollywood stars as actors and talks about high points of their performances There are a whole lot of actors in Bollywood who have reached heights of fan-following yet they are unhappy people because adulation may not necessarily bring in admiration. That is why there is a ...
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Bollywood Welcomes World Cinema
2008-05-31 00:00:00
Stars, Directors Flock to NDTV Lumière Premier of The Orphanage It looked like a usual Bollywood premier party at Mumbai's PVR cinema lounge last evening gleaming with the presence of stars and film directors alike. But this was not your usual line up for filmfare awards, or the premiere of ...
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Korol Lir: An unsung Masterpiece on ?Civilization Heading to Doom?
2008-05-31 00:00:00
Jugu Abraham reviews Russian director Grigory Kozintsev?s "Korol Lir" (King Lear) (1971) Time and again people have asked me which movie is my all time favorite. I have often said without much hesitation: the Russian film Grigory Kozintsev's King Lear. Even close friends wonder if I have lost my wits because ...
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The Man and His Nerves of Steel ? Vijay Tendulkar-II
2008-05-30 00:00:00
Second part of Satyen K. Bordoloi's tribute to Vijay Tendulkar And so it was that while his contemporaries chose to romanticize or criticize the harsh reality of an emerging India, he chose to depict it in all its raw brutality. Sathe points this out perfectly, "Tendulkar saw the reality, the new ...
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Success wasn?t guaranteed but the gamble paid off, says Palme d?Or winner C
2008-05-26 00:00:00
"Success wasn't guaranteed but the gamble paid off" Flanked by all the teenagers and teachers who star in Entre les murs - which screened in official competition at the 61st Cannes Film Festival - French director Laurent Cantet spoke to the international press about the sense and original method ...
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Cannes 2008 - Palme d?Or to Laurent Cantet?s ?The Class?
2008-05-26 00:00:00
Laurent Cantet scored a surprise triumph this evening at the 61st Cannes Film Festival with his film The Class , putting an end to a 21-year dearth of Palme d'Ors for France. Italy claimed an extraordinary double success with the Grand Prize for Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah and the Jury Prize for Paolo ...
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Cannes?08 Un Certain Regard: Tulpan scoops top honours
2008-05-26 00:00:00
Kazakh filmmaker Sergey Dvortsevoy yesterday evening picked up the Un Certain Regard Award at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. Presided by German director Fatih Akin, the jury unanimously decided to present the prize to this co-production between Germany (Pandora Film and Pallas Film), Switzerland (Cobra Film), Poland (Filmcontract), Russia ...
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Cannes 2008-FIPRESCI award to Mundruczó Delta
2008-05-26 00:00:00
The FIPRESCI jury of international critics of the Cannes Film Festival presented its award this year to Kornél Mundruczó's Hungarian film Delta , selected in official competition. The Un Certain Regard winner is is Hunger by UK filmmaker Steve McQueen. Eldorado by Belgium's Bouli Lanners was chosen from the Directors' Fortnight. For ...
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NDTV Lumiere to Release ?Orphanage? in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore Next Fri
2008-05-24 00:00:00
World cinema lovers in India have finally a good news. The new multi platform world cinema distributor NDTV Lumiere is releasing the first film from its enviable collection next Friday, May 30, 2008. The company has chosen Juan Antonio Bayona's horror thriller "Orphanage " for its debut theatrical release. The film will ...
More About: Delhi , Bangalore , Mumbai , Release
7 films from the NDTV Lumière Library are part of Cannes 2008
2008-05-24 00:00:00
In keeping with its promise of bringing the best of world cinema to discerning Indian audiences, NDTV Lumière has announced that seven of its films are part of the Official Selection of films being screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2008 . These films were acquired at the Berlin ...
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The Man and His Nerves of Steel ? Vijay Tendulkar
2008-05-24 00:00:00
Satyen K. Bordoloi remembers Vijay Tendulkar and his contributions to Indian literature, theatre, cinema and thinking Vijay Tendulkar died on the 19th of May. Now you'd wonder how does that concern YOU. Afterall his first name was not Sachin, and neither is he any Shah Rukh Khan or Amitabh Bachchan or ...
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Che: The man and myth
2008-05-23 00:00:00
The eagerly awaited Che - shown in competition yesterday evening at the Cannes Film Festival - didn't fail to impress followers of the Che Guevara legend or enthusiasts of the cinematic epic. Played by a very believable Benicio Del Toro - a strong contender for a Best Actor Award - the ...
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Amelie: A treat of a film!
2008-05-22 00:00:00
One of her favourite films still remains the sweetest thing on celluloid for Rituparna Chatterjee It is very rare for a film to tend to your dessert yearnings. No, sugar cravings have not hit my senses, but Jean Pierre Jeunet's delightful film Amelie sure has. The ...
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Letters from Iwo Jima: A soft lyrical war film
2008-05-21 00:00:00
Satyaki Roy reviews Clint Eastwood's 2006 film Letters from Iwo Jima Unlike earlier generations of film enthusiasts I haven't known Clint Eastwood as an action hero, though I have loved those fantastic westerns. I have known him as a director of films like The Bridges of Madison County and Million Dollar ...
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The Darjeeling Limited: A Must Watch
2008-05-21 00:00:00
Devang Ghia highly recommends Wes Anderson's 2007 film The Darjeeling Limited This is the first Wes Anderson film I have seen, and I am happy to report that it makes me want to see other films made by him. He has a distinctive style; I wonder if I can call it ...
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Cannes 2008 - Competition: Martel and the wealthy headless woman
2008-05-21 00:00:00
Two young kids and a dog are playing in a dry ditch by the side of the road. Later, a platinum-haired woman drives by. She is distracted and runs over something.... perhaps a dog. It starts to rain, the ditch quickly fills up with water. Sophisticated and sensitive Argentinean director Lucretia ...
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Cannes 2008 ? Critics? Week: Meier?s Home unveiled on Croisette
2008-05-19 00:00:00
Ursula Meier?s debut narrative feature Home had a special screening yesterday in the Critics ? Week at Cannes . This Swiss/French/Belgian co-production ? starring Isabelle Huppert and Olivier Gourmet ? proudly attests to the ambitions of the rising star of Swiss film, who cemented her reputation as a director with her documentaries ...
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