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Features & Reviews

The Song of Scorpions: Irrfan, Golshifteh Farahani bring alive a daunting tale…August 11 2017

Taramani: Why Tamil director Ram preferred A-certification over censor board cuts...August 10 2017

Once again, Venice Film Festival titles offer Oscars hope…August 3 2017

Ritesh Batra in a cocktail with Jane Fonda, Robert Redford at Venice…July 18 2017

Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake seems so relevant after the Tory slide…June 12 2017

Cannes Competition Netflix title, Okja, runs into roadblock in South Korea…June 3 2017

Cannes less magical this summer, and what a pity!…May 31 2017

Post Cannes, Shruti Haasan does an Aishwarya Rai with Sangamithra…May 30 2017

Swedish comedy, The Square, wins  Palm d’Or , Sofia Coppola best director...May 29 2017

Fatih Akin’s In The Fade is all about a mother’s terrible sorrow…May 27 2017

Naomi Kawase’s Radiance is radiantly brilliant...May 27 2017

Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled examines sexual desires in times of war…May 25 2017

Cannes screens a smashing biopic of a suave star, Cary Grant...May 24 2017

Now Godard reframed by The Artist director Michael Hazanavicius…May 22 2017

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Loveless is the best at Cannes till date…May 21 2017

Sangamithra plays big at Cannes, Nandita Das and Aparna Das to promote their films…May 20 2017

Scenic Cannes turned into a fortress to thwart terror strikes…May 19 2017

Disappointing Cannes opener, Almodovar and Will Smith ungainly disagreement…May 18 2017

What to expect from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival…May 17 2017

At Cannes 2018, no Netflix if it disobeys French law…May 12 2017

Indian cinema to march into Cannes Market…May 9 2017

Will Roman Polanski with his new film have a good time at Cannes?...May 5 2017

From bikini to burkini: The time for topless, semi-clad women at Cannes is over…April 26 2017

Indian Government “may use Cannes Red Carpet to unveil strategy”…April 24 2017

No Indian film at Cannes, there is still hope...April 14 2017

Cannes Film Festival conveys  passion and joy with Claudia Cardinale...March 31 2017

Kavan…March 31 2017

Mundasupatti sequel…March 28 2017

French helmer Francois Ozon is back with sex and seduction in Amant Double…March 24 2017

Nandita Das to promote Nawazuddin starrer Manto at Cannes Film Festival…March 22 2017

Alfonso Cuaron wraps up film on the bloody 1971 Mexico riots…March 16 2017

This Friday, 7 Tamil films vying for screen space!…March 15 2017

Madhavan is burning bright with seven films in his kitty...March 14 2017

Leena Manimekalai’s rebellious spirit pushes her into dangerous waters…March 11 2017

Lars Von Trier quips “art of killing and creating art” have similarity…March 9 2017

Akira Kurosawa’s forgotten script, Mask, will now be made into a film…March 8 2017

Maanagaram…March 7 2017

Flamboyant Pedro Almodovar will add colour to Cannes jury…March 6 2017

Kuttram 23…March 3 2017

I am happy cinema fraternity is opposing ‘hate’, says Asghar Farhadi...February 25 2017

Yaman…February 24 2017

What’s brewing at the queen of festivals, Cannes?…February 17 2017

Will Lars Von Trier in his new film bash Donald Trump?…February 16 2017

Ghazi...February 15 2017

Gurinder Chadha on to a movie about Indian woman spy during WWII…February 14 2017

Santhanam’s Server Sundaram may remind us of Nagesh’s pathbreaking work…February 14 2017

Berlin International Film Festival begins on anti-Trump note...February 10 2017

si3…February 9 2017

Now, Sasidharan gets ‘death threats’ for titling his movie Sexy Durga...February 8 2017

Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman may clinch the sympathy Oscar…February 7 2017

Sasidharan’s Sexy Durga wins a coveted award at Rotterdam Film Festival...February 6 2017

Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal…February 3 2017

Bogan…February 2 2017

A ‘rebel’ show of Asghar Farhadi film being planned in London on Oscars night…February 1 2017

Arvind Swamy, Jayam Ravi’s film Bogan arrives in theatres this week...January 31 2017

Like in India, this Bhutanese film is also facing governmental flak…January 31 2017

Lumieres Awards: Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux, star Marion Cotillard to be feted…January 24 2017

There’s Always Tomorrow at Dhaka Festival...January 21 2017

Dhaka Festival: Mammootty’s Pathemari talks about Malayalis’ travails in Dubai…January 18 2016

Shabana Azmi nominated for Asian Film Awards for Neerja biopic...January 16 2017

3000 Nights: This human drama of mother and child opens Dhaka Film Festival…January 13 2017

Bairavaa…January 12 2017

Mammootty’s Pathemari to compete at Dhaka Film Festival…January 11 2017

Pongal will see multiple Tamil film releases…January 10 2017

Tagore’s Postmaster revisited in a Bengali film at Chennai Festival…January 9 2017

Chennai Film Fest begins with Italian documentary on African refugees…January 6 2017

Want to see Madhavan as hunter?January 4 2017

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Dhuravangal Pathinaaru...December 29 2016

Kasaravalli, Adoor lambast National Film Awards, Panorama selections…December 28 2016

Kaththi Sandai...December 23 2016

China’s Zhang Yimou and daughter, Mo, flying high...December 21 2016

Germany’s crowd-puller Toni Erdmann among  shortlisted titles for Foreign Oscar..December 17 2016

Dubai Fest bids bye-bye in grand style with starry Rogue One…December 15 2016

At Dubai Film Festival, The Worthy and Inversion are great watch…December 14 2016

What made Befikre everybody’s favourite at Dubai International Film Festival…December 11 2016

There’s pressure to do a third Marigold film, says auteur John Madden…December 9 2016

Dubai Fest opens with Miss Sloane, honours Rekha...December 8 2016

Hollywood’s Miss Sloane to open Dubai International Film Festival today…December 7

Iconic Pulp Fiction star Samuel Jackson to be feted at Dubai Film Festival...December 3 2016

Ranveer, Vaani-starrer Befikre to premiere at Dubai Film Festival...December 2 2016

Saithan…December 1 2016

Ilami comes as cry for bull fight in Tamil Nadu gets louder…November 30 2016

At Film Bazaar, Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai stirs your soul...November 29 2016

NFDC Film Bazaar asks abhi bhi Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai...November 28 2016

At NFDC Film Bazaar, Sexy Durga is a powerful take on fear…November 25 2016

At NFDC Film Bazaar, The Forsaken tells us where society errs…November 24 2016

Film Bazaar, a decade and counting…November 23 2016

At Cairo Fest,  films tell us about a dream gone sour in Egypt...November 19 2016

Bollywood melody peps up China Night At Cairo Film Fest…November 18 2016

Cairo Fest: Half  Ticket retraces Kaaka Muttai’s tale of slum kids…November 17 2016

Cairo Fest begins with an Egyptian women’s lib film…November 16 2016

Cairo Fest: Tamer El Said’s In the Last Days of the city taken off the list…November 12 2016

Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada…November 11 2016

Dubai Film Fest: Cannes chief Fremaux to present restored Lumiere works...November 11 2016

Gautham Menon’s Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada rekindles MGR memory...November 9 2016

Cairo Fest to showcase eight Oscar contenders…November 8 2016

Three Indian movies to travel to Cairo Film Festival...November 7 2016

India’s Lipstick Waale Sapne wins award at Tokyo Film Fest…November 4 2016

At Tokyo Fest, Japan reflects on bonding with  rest of Asia…November 3 2016

Two tales of two couples at Tokyo Film Festival…November 2 2016

Dubai Film Festival to honour Rekha…October 31 2016

At Tokyo Fest, real and unreal flit across…October 31 2016

At Tokyo Fest, Lipstick Under My Burkha dares to dream…October 27 2016

Tokyo Film Festival zooms in on today’s dilemmas…October 26 2016

Meryl Streep-starrer Florence Foster Jenkins opens Tokyo Film Fest…October 25 2016

At Mumbai Film Fest, Cecilia cries out about child trafficking…October 21 2016

Pak classic Jago Hua Savera is a true gem that wowed Cannes...October 20 2016

Tokyo Film Fest to focus on Indonesia…October 19 2016

Shekhar Kapur to head Macau Film Fest jury…October 18 2016

Ammani…October 13 2016

Dubai Film Festival unveils first titles from around the world...October 12 2016

Remo...October 8 2016

Rekka...October 7 2106

NFDC Co-Production Lab’s 18 titles a great mix...October 5 2016

India’s Lipstick Waale Sapne to premiere at Tokyo Film Fest…October 3 2016

Aandavan Kattalai…September 23 2016

Thodari...September 22 2016

Ilami: A Tamil film on jallikattu coming…September 21 2016

Two Japanese films to compete at Tokyo Film Fest...September 20 2016

Nayagi…September 17 2016

Sadhuram 2…September 16 2016

Chinese sings Tamil song…September 12 2016

Filipino film, The Woman Who Left, clinches Venice’s top Golden Lion…September 11 2016

Italian films at Venice tackle unwanted pregnancy and neurosis…September 9 2016

Venice: Jackie, the icon America loved, elegantly captured in Jackie…September 8 2016

Francois Ozon’s romance, Frantz, endears to all at Venice…September 7 2016

After The Young Pope, Sorrentino to helm a film on Silvio Berlusconi…September 6 2016

Hacksaw Ridge: Mel Gibson shows a soldier’s extraordinary heroism...September 5 2016

Jude Law’s The Young Pope at Venice is shocking…September 4 2016

At Venice, fashionista Tom Ford adapts Austin Wright’s novel with style…September 3 2016

Venice presents a moral dilemma in The Light Between Oceans…September 2 2016

Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling’s La La Land dazzles at Venice’s opening night…September 1 2016

Venice films sail into the Oscar night…August 31 2016

Meryl Streep-starrer Florence Foster Jenkins to open Tokyo Film Festival...August 26 2016

Meendum Oru Kadhal Kathai...August 26 2016

54321...August 26 2016

Iranian helmer Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s banned film goes to Venice…August 23 2016

Adoor’s Pinneyum beautifully documents the evils of consumerism…August 20 2016

Dharmadurai...August 19 2016

Dhanush’s railroad romance, Thodari, will chug in soon…August 19 2016

Manoj Bajpayee goes international with In The Shadows…August 17 2016

Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s 50 years in cinema being celebrated…August 16 2016

Wagah…August 12 2016

MGR’s Rickshawkaran, refreshed and restored, to hit screens soon…August 9 2016

Thirunaal…August 5 2016

Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum…August 5 2016

That inimitable Mohanlal will now play supermarket manager in Vismayam…August 3 2016

Busan Film Festival still not out of the storm…August 2 2016

India’s Chaitanya Tamhane on Venice Film Fest jury…August 1 2016

Venice Film Festival unveils titles…July 28 2016

Venice Critics’ Week to open with British drama, Prevenge…July 26 2016

If Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor can, why can’t Rajinikanth?…July 25 2016

Kabali fever: Never before has there been such hype and hoopla…July 21 2016

Taiwanese actor dropped from Chinese film on ‘independence issue‘…July 18 2016

Nice, a joyful memory shattered by terror and death...July 15 2016

First Macao Film Festival, under Marco Mueller, to roll on Dec 8…July 13 2016

Jude Law’s The Young Pope to premiere at Venice Film Fest…July 11 2016

An Off-Day Game…July 8 2016

Dhilluku Dhuddu...July 8 2016

Steven Soderbergh plotting a movie on Panama Papers scandal...July 7 2016

To err is human, but to err and get away with it every time is Salman Khan…July 6 2016

Dhilluku Dhuddu will see Santhanam as a lover-boy…July 5 2016

Appa...July 2 2016

Academy invitation to Sharmila Tagore, Frieda Pinto seems out of place...July 1 2016

Metro...June 24 2016

Amma Kanakku...June 24 2016

Venice Film Festival to open with Hollywood musical, La La Land…June 24 2016

Enakku Innoru Peru Irukku…June 17 2016

Madhavan to reprise Dulquer Salman’s role in the Tamil remake of Charlie…June 16 2016

The Narrow Path…June 14 2016

At Shanghai Film Fest, cinema shows a new Tibet…June 13 2016

Nil Battey Sannata’s Tamil edition, Amma Kanakku, to open on June 24…June 11 2016

Oru Naal Koothu…June 10 2016

Adoor completes shoot of his 12th feature, Pinneyum…June 10 2016

Iraivi director in trouble over a character from his film…June 8 2016

Cannes title, Toni Erdmann, to open Munich Festival...June 4 2016

Iraivi…June 3 2016

Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran  …June 3 2016

Ken Loach doesn’t want UK Prime Minister to watch I, Daniel Blake…June 2 2016

Asghar Farhadi’s new film to be on winemakers in Spain...June 1 2016

Uriyadi… May 27 2016

Now that it is over, Cannes must be heaving a sigh of relief...May 25 2016

British veteran Ken Loach wins Cannes’ top Palm d’Or for I, Daniel Blake…May 23 2016

Romania’s Graduation is a strong contender at Cannes…May 21 2016

Cannes 2016: Jim Jarmusch’s Patterson is an extraordinarily simple work...May 19 2016

At Cannes, Pedro Almodovar talks about Panama Papers and Julieta…May 18 2106

Loving, a film about interracial marriage, sparkles at Cannes…May 17 2016

At Cannes, The Handmaiden is a ravishing lesbian crime thriller…May 16 2016

Cannes: Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake is a brutal look at bureaucracy…May 14 2016

At Cannes, George Clooney says Trump will not triumph…May 13 2016

Cannes Fest begins with an ugly rape joke against Woody Allen…May 12 2016

Woody Allen’s Cafe Society to push Cannes  Fest into motion and magic...May 11 2016

Charlize Theron to capitivate Cannes all over again…May 7 2016

24...May 6 2016

Aamir Khan’s alien adventure PK set for a Japanese release...May 6 2016

Cannes 2016: American Honey ‘most me’ says auteur Andrea Arnold...May 5 2016

Raging Bull Robert De Niro to be at Cannes with Hands of Stone…May 4 2016

At Critics’ Week, Seema Biswas to be seen in a Singaporean film…May 3 2016

The Man Who Knew Infinity…April 29 2016

Manithan…April 29 2016

Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman added to Cannes Competition…April 27 2016

Vetrivel...April 22 2016

Serbian auteur Emir Kusturica denies Cannes rejected his film…April 22 2016

Nil Battey Sannata…April 2016

Serbian helmer Emir Kusturica criticises Cannes Film Fest...April 21 2016

Cannes is irresistible attraction, and India is not exempt…April 20 2016

Theri…April 15 2106

Cannes 2016: No Indian film makes it to the Film Festival...April 14 2016

Cannes Film Fest: Where talent is discovered and legends are born...April 13 2016

Jacobinte Swargarajayam…April 9 2016

Cannes hopefuls...April 8 2016

Manikandan’s Kaaka Muttai to have a Marathi remake...April 6 2016

Adoor Gopalakrishnan to begin shooting Pinneyum from May 11…April 5 2016

Uyire Uyire...April 1 2016

Woody Allen’s 1930s-set Cafe Society to open Cannes Film Fest…March 29 2016

A critic’s view of National Film Awards…March 29 2016

Thozha…March 25 2016

Cannes Film Fest poster freezes Godard’s Contempt…March 23 2016

Thozha in Tamil is that fascinating French film, The Intouchables...March 19 2016

Pugazh...March 18 2016

Japanese helmer Naomi Kawase to head Short Films Jury at Cannes...March 17 2016

Yenru Thaniyum: Exposing Tamil Nadu’s underbelly of honour killings…March 15 2016

Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum…March 11 2016

Why Malayalam cinema is way ahead of  Tamil, Hindi films…March 11 2016

Nalan remakes Korean romance in Tamil…March 8 2016

Irrfan Khan to play lead in Bangladesh’s No Bed of Roses…March 7 2016

Pichaikkaran…March 5 2016

Sadhna’s ‘jhumka’ in Mera Saya to be immortalised in Bareilly...March 4 2016

Two Tamil films on disaster being planned…March 2 2016

Remya Nambeesan, the Sethupathi girl who emotes through her heart…March 1 2016

Kanithan...February 27 2016

Aarathu Sinam...February 26 2016

Sexy Durga, a new film by Kerala director...February 23 2016

Sethupathi…February 19 2016

Miruthan..February 19 2016

Former Venice chief Marco Mueller to head Macau Film Fest...February 17 2016

Madhavan’s return to Tamil cinema is actioner Vikram Vedha…February 15 2106

Refugee crisis is the highlight of Berlinale this year…February 12 2016

Jil Jung Juck...February 12 2016

Anjala...February 11 2016

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi helming third man-woman story…February 9 2016

Cannes Film Festival supremo Thierry Fremaux isn’t quitting...February 8 2016

Visaaranai writer Chandrakumar’s book on rape inspires new film…February 8 2016

Bangalore Naatkal...February 5 2016

Visaaranai…February 4 2016

Two engaging Tamil films out this week…February 2 2016

Berlin Film Festival to open with Coens’ Hail Caesar!…February 1 2016

Jennifer Lawrence to play probably the coolest woman to ever live…January 20 2016

Thaarai Thappattai...January 16 2016

Rajini Murugan…January 15 2016

Kathakali...January 15 2106

Thomas Vinterberg to return to Berlin with The Commune…January 13 2016

Tamil screens to overflow on Pongal…January 12 2016

Freedom Moon: Poignant documentary on Japanese death-row inmate…January 11 2016

Amitabh, Taapasee to work in Antaheen director’s Bollywood debut…January 11 2016

How Tamil cinema will fare in the era of Netflix...January 8 2016

Satyajit Ray’s sketches missing from Kolkata film centre…January 6 2016

Happy End to be Austrian horror master Michael Haneke’s new film…January 4 2016

Chennai Film Fest to open with Berlin clincher, Victoria…January 2 2016

Maalai Nerathu MayakkamJanuary 1 2016

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Gerard Depardieu to play Stalin in Fanny Ardant’s film…December 30 2015

Tamil song Tea Podu creates turmoil over ‘tea’…December 28 2015

Pasanga 2…December 25 2015

Irrfan Khan, Golshifteh start shooting for The Song of Scorpions…December 24 2015

At Dubai Fest, love stories that remaind you of Bollywood…December 18 2015

At Dubai Fest, stories of suffering women and their battles...December 16 2015

Go Home, a blend of the real and unreal…December 15 2015

Naseeruddin-Kalki starrer Waiting is a tragic, witty affair…December 13 2015

Dubai Film Fest campaigns for Arab cinema…December 11 2015

Naseeruddin Shah gets Lifetime Achievement Award at Dubai…December 10 2015

Dubai Film Fest to kick off with Lenny Abrahamson’s Room…December 9 2015

Compelling Arab lineup at Dubai Film Fest…December 8 2015

Finnish legend Aki Kaurismaki returns with immigrant tale, Refugee…December 7 2015

Thithi, For The Love Of A Man and Waiting in Dubai Fest Lineup…December 3 2015

Dubai Fest to honour French cinema great Catherine Deneuve…December 2 2015

Will Quentin Tarantino’s un-PC attitude cost him an Oscar?…November 30 2015

Prakash Babu’s Mysterious Men will be a trip in fantasy…November 25 2015

Memories And My Mother is a tale of an ageing Kolkata…November 24 2015

Prasanna Vithanage to make a ‘historical road film’…November 23 2015

An Off-Day Game: A gripping tale of corruption…November 22 2015

The Man Who Knew Infinity: More exotic than real…November 21 2015

Cairo Film Fest:  Nair’s Umrika explores the yearning for the exotic…November 19 2015

At Cairo Film Fest, Paulina poses a perplexing question…November 18 2015

Our Everyday Life, a moving story of a war-torn family…November 17 2015

The Wednesday Child, a touching tale of mother’s quest for son ...November 16 2015

Cairo Film Fest, an effort to popularise arthouse fare…November 16 2015

Cairo Film Festival begins with Meryl Streep work…November 12 2015

Vedalam…November 11 2015

Thoongaavanam…November 10 2015

Prashant Nair’s Umrika goes to Cairo Film Festival…November 7 2015

Radhika Apte replaces Farah Khan on Cairo Film Fest jury…November 6 2015

Land of Mine undermines humanism in times of war…October 29 2015

Tokyo Film Fest: All Three of Us is powerfully heartwarming...October 28 2015

Two Indian movies, vastly different, play at Tokyo Film Fest…October 26 2015

A movie must keep me awake: Bryan Singer at Tokyo Film Fest…October 24 2015

Tokyo Film Festival opens with Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk…October 23 2105

Nandita Das, Kanu Behl, Prasanna Vithanage in NFDC Film Bazaar…October 2015

Tokyo Film Fest to celebrate Japanese master Kon Ichikawa…October 19 2015

Horror Night  to showcase J-Horror classics at Tokyo Film Fest…October 17 2015

Rudhramadevi…October 16 2015

Priyadarshan to make a film on AIDS…October 12 2015

Mumbai Fest plans to educate the young in meaningful cinema…October 8 2015

War, refugee influx common threads at Tokyo Film Fest…October 7 2015

Aligarh praised at Busan, to open Mumbai Film Fest…October 5 2015

Now, a Tamil kidnap drama set in a digital world, Lens…October 3 2015

Spectre villain Christoph Waltz to direct a murder mystery…October 2 2015

Puli…October 1 2015

OK Kanmani, two other Indian movies headed for Tokyo…October 1 2015

Bollywood director Farah Khan on Cairo Film Fest jury…October 1 2015

Jackie Chan begins shoot for Indo-Chinese film, Kung Fu Yoga…September 29 2015

India’s Swara Bhaskar wins Best Actress Prize at Silk Road Film Fest…September 27 2015

Silk Road International Film Festival opens with Dil Dhadakne Do..September 23 2015

Tamil film Kadikara Manithargal takes up flat rental issues…September 19 2015

Maya…September 18 2015

Nandita Das on San Sebastian Film Fest jury…September 17 2015

Mary Poppins to get a remake…September 15 2015

Venezuealan film From Afar wins top award at Venice Film Fest…September 13 2015

Ruchika Oberoi’s Island City wins prize at Venice…September 12 2015

Vetrimaaran’s Visaaranai takes a brutal look at police atrocity …September 10  2015

Wednesday May 9, a fine Iranian film at Venice Fest…September 9 2015

The Clan, a sordid tale from Argentina of 1980s…September 7 2015

Black Mass is Johnny Depp’s career best…September 7 2015

Ruchika Oberoi’s Island City is a disturbing study of Mumbai…September 5 2015

Amos Gitai in Venice with a film on Rabin’s assassination…September 5 2015

Venice Fest opens with mountaineering adventure, Everest…September 3 2015

Venice Fest opens on September 2, shows signs of getting into shape…September 2 2015

Thani Oruvan…August 28 2015

Nandita Das all set to direct a film about Manto...August 26 2015

Venice Film Fest’s centennial tribute to Orson Welles…August 20 2015

M Night Shyamalan’s The Visit may stop his sour spin…August 19 2015

Kabali would bring back Rajinikanth the actor: Ranjith…August 18 2015

Venice Film Fest to honour American director Brian de Palma…August 17 2015

Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga…August 14 2015

Maiem: A Tamil film that freezes an ATM crime…August 13 2015

Director Sanjeev Gupta wins Gollapudi Srinivas Award for Q…August 12 2015

Giorgio Armani chips in to rsetore Fists in the Pocket...August 11 2015

Albert Pinto will not be a mechanic in the new film…August 11 2015

Akshay Kumar’s Brothers to be remade in Telugu and Tamil…August 8 2015

After Dr Watson, Jude Law dons the robe in The Young Pope…August 8 2015

Fatih Akin adapts German bestseller, Tschick, for a film…August 7 2015

Meghna Gulzar’s Talvar to be screened at Toronto Film Fest…August 3 2015

Kaaka Muttai Manikandan all set for his next, a crime thriller…August 1 2015

Orange Mittai...July 31 2015

Visaaranai, Vetrimaaran’s Tamil film in Venice Film Fest…July 30 2015

Pyaasa and Ruchika Oberoi’s Island City in Venice Fest sidebar…July 29 2015

After rooster fight, it will be pigeon race for director Vetrimaaran…July 28 2015

Ketan Mehta creates an incredible love story in Manjhi — The Mountain Man…July 22 2015

Venice Film Fest 2015 to open with Everest on September 2…July 20 2015

Girish Kasaravalli reflects on Adoor’s images in a new docu…July 20 2015

Renowned international editor to cut Baahubali for the world…July 19 2015

Maari…July 17 2015

Japan’s Takeshi Kitano essays a ‘pervert’ in his new film…July 15 2015

King of Light Music M S. Viswanathan dies…July 14 2015

Next up, films on La Dolce Vita and Fellini’s LA disappearance…July 13 2015

Bahubali...July 10 2015

Agatha Christie’s sleuths will chase, fight in BBC’s new series…July 9 2015

Angelina Jolie to make a biopic on Catherine the Great...July 8 2015

Nastassja Kinski on Venice Film Fest poster...July 7 2015

Nagarjuna, Karthi in Telugu/Tamil remake of  The Intouchables…July 5 2015

Papanasam…July 3 2105

Papanasam: Waiting for ‘actor’ Kamal Haasan…July 1 2015

Kaaval...June 26 2015

Dark Horse director to document Ken Loach’s 50-year career...June 25 2015

Papanasam’s strength is its near perfect script, says Jeethu Joseph…June 23 2015

Achaaram...June 19 2015

Prakash Raj to play Boman Irani’s character in Jolly LLB remake…June 16 2015

Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron to chair Venice Film Fest jury…June 14 2015

Inimey Ippadithan…June 12 2015

Mumbai Film Festival finds new patrons in Reliance Jio, Star Network…June 12 2015

Now, Jolly LLB in Tamil with Udhayanidhi Stalin…June 11 2015

Season of biopics: Now, two more on Madam Bovary…June 9 2015

Santhanam’s  second film as hero may be his real test…June 7 2015

Cannes Fest chief Thierry Fremaux lambasts instant reviews…June 6 2015

Furore-causing Moroccan film on prostitutes banned…June 5 2015

Kaaka Muttai…June 4 2105

Kaaka Muttai opening could not have been more aptly timed...June 3 2015

Rajinikanth hopes to recreate old magic with a young director, Ranjith…June 2 2015

Massu Engira Masilamani…May 29 2015

No censor certificate for Tamil film on Lankan TV journalist…May 26 2015

Icelandic  movie Rams wins top A Certain Regard prize…May 25 2015

French director’s Tamil drama, Dheepan, wins Palm d’Or…May 25 2015

Dheepan, a riveting take on the life of former Tamil Tiger…May 22 2015

Marguerite and Julian’s a tale of incest without erotica…May 21 2015

India’s Masaan gets loud claps, but has little novelty…May 21 2015

The Festival offers variety at last…May 19 2015

Carol, Nahid and more: Is Cannes 2015 obsessed with marital rift?…May 18 2015

Two movies at the Festival, two kinds of turmoil...May 17 2015

Woody Allen’s dark Irrational Man plays under blue Cannes  sky…May 16 2015

How on-screen sex and nudity has replaced real-life nudity at Cannes…May 15 2015

The opening night a mad mix of magic and realism…May 14 2015

Song and dance to herald Cannes Film Festival 2015…May 11 2015

Abu Dhabi Film Festival closes down…May 8 2015

Documentary on Antarctica to close Cannes Film Festival on May 24…May 5 2015

New titles added to Cannes Film Fest list…April 29 2015

Top Tiantan Award for Mexican film Beginning of Time at Beijing…April 24 2015

Cannes Film Fest lines up impressive jury...April 23 2015

At Beijing Film Fest, two movies talk of tragedy…April 21 2015

Fig Fruit and the Wasps: At Beijing Film Fest, an Indian work with a difference...April 19

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes centre stage at Beijing Film Fest opening…April 17 2015

Double delight: Two Indian films at Cannes this year...April 17 2015

In a first Cannes to open with a film by a woman director…April 14 2015

Actor Isabella Rossellini to chair A Certain Regard Jury at Cannes…April 11 2015

Taviani  brothers’ Wondrous Boccaccio to open Beijing International Film Fest…April 9 2015

Anushka’s NH 10 at Beijing International Film Fest, Luc Besson to head jury…April 7 2015

The undying spirit of Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira…April 3 2015

Nannbenda...April 3 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road to premiere at Cannes Film Festival…April 2 2015

Komban…April 1 2015

Valiyavan…March 27 2015

Korean cinema set to take first steps in Chennai…March 27 2015

Awards galore, but no screens for Tamil films…March 25 2105

Meet Uthara, the 10-year-old National Award-winning singer…March 25 2105

Kamal Hassan’s Uttama Villain to open on April 10…March 24 2105

Ingrid Bergman is the Cannes poster girl...March 24 2105

Prashanth to play Akshay Kumar’s Ajju in Special 26 Tamil remake…March 23 2015

Thilakar…March 201 2015

Cannes buzz around Bombay Velvet getting louder…March 19 2105

Romanian helmer Cristian Mungiu set to shoot Family Photos...March 17 2105

Rajathandhiram…March 13 2015

Censor certificate refused to  documentary on  Sri Lankan civil war…March 12 2015

Indian documentary on Gudiyam Caves at Cannes Short Film Corner...March 11 2015

Sonakshi, Shatrughan in Murugadoss’ next Hindi venture…March 11 2015

Songs that MGR sang are Gautham Menon’s film titles…March 8 2015

China lifts ban on Jean-Jacques Annaud, the result is Wolf  Totem...March 7 2015

Enakkul Oruvan...March 6 2015

Sorry Shakespeare, there is a lot in a name…March 1 2105

Kakki Sattai…February 28 2105

Will Busan Film Fest win its fight against censorship?…February 24 2015

Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum...February 21 2015

Japanese animator Miyazaki opposes Charlie Hebdo…February 19 2105

Mauritanian director to head Short Films Jury at Cannes...February 18 2105

Jaffar Panahi wants his countrymen to see Berlin topper, Taxi…February 17 2105

Did Jafar Panahi deserve Golden Bear for Taxi?…February 15 2105

Anegan…February 13 2015

Will Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet land in Cannes?…February 13 2015

Egypt plans rating in cinema with riders…February 11 2015

Remastered silver jubilee edition of Salaam Bombay to release soon…February 10 2015

Girish Kasaravalli documents Adoor’s imagery…February 8 2015

Anup Singh’s Irrfan-starrer Qissa to open on Feb 2…February 7 2015

James Bond may be shaken and stirred by Rome’s rot…February 7 2015

Yennai Arindhaal…February 6 2015

Gautham Menon’s Yennai Arindhaal the last of cop trilogy…February 4 2015

Will underdog American Sniper win another Oscar for Clint Eastwood?…February 4 2015

Download Leviathan, says director Andrei Zvyagintsev…February 3 2015

Isai…January 31 2015

Danny Boyle shooting biopic on Apple founder Steve Jobs…January 29 2015

Iranian director Jafar Panahi defies ban to make his third film, Taxi…January 27 2015

Night Will Fall on Nazi atrocities to be aired on HBO…January 26 2015

At 50, The Sound of Music still rings as sweet as ever…January 23 2015

Now, Russian cinema facing turmoil…January 20 2015

A farce called film certification…January 17 2015

The Imitation Game…January 15 2015

I…January 15 2015

Anita Ekberg: The voluptuous beauty of La Dolce Vita dies…January 12 2015

Sonam Kapoor to play Neerja, the Pan Am airhostess…January 11 2015

Richard Gere’s The Second Best Marigold Hotel to open soon…January 10 2015

Rape case returns to haunt Polanski…January 8 2015

Pedro Almodovar on to his next film, Silencio…January 6 2015

Will Vinterberg’s Far From The Madding Crowd come to India?…January 3 2015

Yennai Arindhaal’s release delayed, will now open on Jan 29…January 2 2015

A new game to promote Khamoshiyan...January 1 2015

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Kappal…December 27 2014

Kayal…December 26 2014

Byomkesh Bakshy poster unveiled on a symbolic night…December 21 2014

India’s Liar’s Dice out of the Oscars race and so are other great ones…December 21 2014

Pisaasu…December 20 2014

75 years later, racism has not Gone with the Wind…December 18 2014

Veteran Tamil director K. Balachander unwell, in hospital…December 16 2014

Sonakshi Sinha, how do you act in a film whose language is unfamiliar?…December 14 2014

Lingaa…December 12 2014

Kalki’s Ponniyin Selvan to be an animation film…December 12 2014

Rajinikanth, where is that great actor?…December 9 2014

Shanti Tower: Veena Bakshi’s light-hearted take at rental problem in urban India…December 5 2014

Cannes Film Festival to ban selfies…December 3 2014

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain conveys America’s cultural arrogance, says Martin Sheen…December 2 2014

Why not let IFFI Director Shankar Mohan stay on?…December 1 2014

Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster to close IFFI…November 30 2014

Debating the magic realism of cinema…November 29 2014

Avinash Arun’s Killa is adventure in the time of rootlessnessNovember 28 2014

Why Indian Panorama should be free of any kind of parochialism…November 27 2014

Detective Byomkesh Bakshi to come alive on screen…November 25 2014

‘Shakespearewallah’ Vishal Bharadwaj now ready to tackle Bard’s comedies…November 24 2014

Ananth Mahadevan’s Rough Book brings Indian education into sharp focus…November 22 2014

NFDC Film Bazaar: The place where award winning films find producers…November 21 2014

Indian Panorama opens with Elizabeth Ekadashi…November 21 2014

Iranian master Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s The President to open Festival…November 20 2014

IFFI has the potential to be number 1 in Asia: Shankar Mohan…November 15 2014

Award for Rajnikanth, Bachchan chief guest at IFFI…November 12 2014

Rang Rasiya had no censor trouble: Ketan Mehta…November 11 2014

Oru Oorle Rendu Raja…November 8 2014

IFFI’s Film Bazaar expands base, to have new features…November 7 2014

Based on the life of Raja Ravi Varma, Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya gets a legal notice…November 4 2014

Kathithi director accused of stealing story…November 4 2014

The gems of Abu Dhabi…November 2 2014

India’s Labour of Love wins a prize at Abu Dhabi Film Fest…November 1 2014

Golfshifteh Farahani roped in to play Scorpion Singer in Anup Singh’s Mantra…October 30 2014

Abu Dhabi’s Sanad fund is now open to non-Arab filmmakers…October 29 2014

What makes Irrfan Khan melt into every character he portrays…October 28 2014

Priyanka Chopra to lead a song-and-dance show at Abu Dhabi Film Fest…October 27 2014

The growing popularity of Arab cinema…October 25 2014

Abu Dhabi Film Fest opens with a breezy Emirati work…October 24 2014

Irrfan Khan to head Abu Dhabi Film Fest jury…October 21 2014

Vijay’s Kaththi runs into trouble as theatre in Chennai is vandalised…October 21 2014

Malayalam and Marathi feature films dominate Indian Panorama, IFFI…October 19 2014

Why watching world cinema is an absolute must…October 18 2014

No Bollywood, screams 16th Mumbai Film Festival crowd…October 17 2014

Post Madras, Catherine Tresa to play journo in Kanithan…October 16 2014

Mira Nair’s movie at NFDC Film Bazaar…October 14 2014

Record submissions in Oscar Foreign Language category…October 13 2014

Mani Ratnam begins new film, a Tamil Malayalam bilingual…October 10 2014

Konkana among writers for NFDC script lab…October 8 2014

China submits The Nightingale for Foreign Language Oscars…October 5 2014

Vishal Bharadwaj completes  his Shakespearean trilogy with Haider…October 2 2014

Bengali movie, Labour of Love, to show at Abu Dhabi Film Fest…September 30 2014

Madras…September 27 2014

Deepavali bonanza: Vijay, Vikram and Rajini gear up to woo audience…September 25 2014

Saint Laurent, Winter Sleep in Oscars race…September 24 2014

Parineeti Chopra’s sheen is wearing off…September 20 2014

Panaji will be IFFI’s permanent home, no doubts anymore…September 18 2014

Tamil director Mysskin helms a friendly ghost movie…September 16 2014

In a first ever, Abu Dhabi Fest to open with Emirati film From A To B…September 16 2014

New film on Tamil mathematical wizard, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a hush-hush…September 14 2014

What is Arnold Schwarzenegger doing in Shankar’s I?…September 12 2014

Iran’s Mohsen Makhbalbaf underlines a bloody dictatorship in The President…September 10 2014

Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court wins two prizes at Venice Film Festival…September 7 2014

Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut feature Court steers clear of courtroom drama…September 6 2014

Why Aditya Sengupta’s Asha Jaoar Majhe has no dialogues…September 5 2014

Fatih Akin on The Cut…September 4 2014

Palestinian director Suha Arraf decries Israeli discriminatory  treatment…September 3 2014

Lars Von Trier speaks at Venice, readying an ensemble series for TV…September 2 2014

Venice Festival sails through controversial films…August 31 2014

Venice Film Fest takes off with Birdman wowing all…August 28 2014

Hollywood stars to shine on Venice…August 27 2014

Watch Lady Chatterley’s Lover on BBC…August 24 2014

Salma: The woman who rebelled through poetry…August 24 2014

Komalathammal was tailor-made for me, says ‘accidental’ actor Suhasini…August 21 2014

Mardaani to get  ’adults only’ certificate, first ever for a Yash Raj film…August 19 2014

Tamil film Puli Paarvai set to run into a storm…August 17 2014

Anjaan…August 16 2014

Why Suriya starrer Anjaan is so critical for Samantha Ruth Prabhu…August 14 2014

Ghost of 1977 haunts Roman Polanski at Locarno Fest…August 13 2014

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem condemn Israel, may face Hollywood Ire…August 12 2014

Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya fought censors for five years…August 10 2014

Hollywood classic Casablanca’s iconic piano up for sale…August 9 2014

Soha Ali, Vir Das to be seen in Jaane Kyun, film on 1984 riots…August 8 2014

Race for Oscars 2015: Winter Sleep to be Turkey’s official entry…August 7 2014

Controversial U.S. director’s new film to premier at Venice…August 7 2014

Puli Paarvai, a film on LTTE leader Prabhakaran’s son…August 5 2014

Jigarthanda…August 3 2014

Indian film Court in Venice official lineup...July 25 2014

Thirumanam Enum Nikkah...July 25 2014

Bengali film Labour of Love to play at Venice sidebar…July 23 2014

Ernakulam court asks Drishyam director not to go ahead with Tamil remake…July 22 2014

Venice Lifetime prizes for American film editor, director…July 20 2014

Vellai Illa Pattadhari…July 19 2014

Venice Film Fest to screen 21 restored classics…July 16 2014

Bullets over Jerusalem Film Festival…July 16 2014

Dev Patel to play Ramanujan in a new British film…July 16 2014

It Happened One Night sparkles again in new print…July 13 2014

Venice Film Fest to open with Inarritu’s Birdman…July 12 2014

Ramanujan…July 11 2014

Girish Kasaravalli documentary on Adoor Gopalakrishnan…July 9 2014

Venice Film Fest poster honours Truffaut’s The 400 Blows…July 6 2014

Arima Nambi…July 5 2014

Madras, Bhooloham to promote North Chennai…July 4 2014

Roman Polanski to shoot in Poland if given legal assurance…July 1 2014

Saivam...June 28 2014

With The Road Within, Dev Patel takes another stab at stardom…Jun 26 2014

In a first, composer to lead Venice Fest competition jury…June 24 2014

Vadacurry…June 21 2014

Tamil film to question capital punishment…June 20 2014

Chinese biopic to close Venice Film Festival…June 19 2014

Gauthami to star opposite Kamal Hassan in Drishyam remake…June 19 2014

Ladakh International Film Festival to pay tributes to Farooq Sheikh, Nanda…June 18 2014

Italian director to chair a Venice Film Fest jury…June 17 2014

Mundasupatti…June 14 2014

Grace of Monaco…June 12 2014

Top European filmmakers urge Vladimir Putin to free Ukrainian director…June 12 2014

Cinema in the times of censorship…June 9 2014

Ponniyin Selvan: A few glitches, but spectacular indeed…June 9 2014

Un Samayal Arayil…June 7 2014

Tamil literary novel by Kalki Krishnamurthy to be staged…June 4 2014

Venice Days to open with Kim Ki-Duk’s latest  film…June 1 2014

Sri Lankan film, With You Without You, to open in India…May 31 2014

Cannes legend Gilles Jacob takes the bow…May 26 2014

Winter Sleep wins Palm d’Or at Cannes…May 25 2014

Jimmy’s Hall, where music and dance are villains…May 23 2014

Two Days and One Night is subtly dramatic…May 22 2014

Timbuktu a gripping critique of religious fundamentalism…May 20 2014

Cannes, where crime and cinema mingle…May 19 2014

Winter Sleep is magnificently mounted…May 18 2014

Mike Leigh captures a painter’s life in masterly strokes…May 17 2014

Grace of Monaco opens Cannes to unflattering reviews…May 15 2014

Cannes Film Festival heavy on Hollywood stars…May 14 2014

Ken Loach not to retire, to vie with Mike Leigh at Cannes…May 9 2014

Kochadaiiyaan delayed again: What ails Rajnikanth’s film?…May 8 2014

Bang Bang first Bollywood film to be shot in Abu Dhabi…May 7 2014

Grace of Monaco caught in controversy: Kelly’s children term biopic a ‘farce’…May 3  2014

Nee Enge En Anbe…May 2 2014

Sophia Loren to be a guest of honour at Cannes…May 1 2014

Cannes Fest jury is luminous…April 29 2014

Vaayai Moodi Pesavum…April 26 2013

The magical moments of P C Sorcar...April 23

Tenaliraman…April 19 2014

The films Cannes missed…April 18 2014

India’s Titli lands at Cannes Film Fest…April 17 2014

Mahanagar…April 17 2014

German helmer withdraws movie from Cannes race…April 16 2014

Cannes Fest poster celebrates Fellini and Mastroianni…April 15 2014

Demand for ban on release of Vadivelu’s Tenaliraman…April 13 2014

Naan Sigappu Manithan…April 12 2014

French film to open A Certain Regard at Cannes…April 11 2014

Nicole Kidman: From a killer to a princess…April 9 2014

12 Years A Slave may be the next James Bond baddie…April 7 2014

Dev Anand’s Navketan steps into Hollywood…April 6 2014

Maan Karate…April 5 2014

How Kochadaiiyaan almost came under Censor Board scanner…April 4 2014

Hollywood stars flock to China, give India a miss…April 4 2014

Rajnikanth’s Kohadaiiyaan may now open on May 1, not April 11…March 30 2014

Moon Moon Sen: From glamour world to politics…March 29 2014

Inam…March 29 2014

Cannes to name winners a day early this year…March 26 2014

Tamil comedian Santhanam to play hero, finally…March 23 2014

Thegidi… March 22 2014

Vivek Oberoi to voice the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2…March 21 2014

Roland Joffe to script TV series on Hunchback of Notre Dame…March 18 2014

Kamal Hassan to play double role as folk artist and movie star in Uttama Villain…March 16 2014

Now,  a restored film on Congressman Kamaraj…March 16 2014

Jayalalithaa’s film releases again, hoodwinks model code of conduct…March 13 2014

Thanks to polls, exams, Tamil cinema staring at a dry period…March 12 2014

Will Kochadaiiyaan open during general elections?…March 10 2014

Starry touch to political campaigning…March 9 2014

First trailer: Grace of Monaco shows a fairy tale romance gone wrong…March 8 2014

Iranian director, screenwriter Abbas Kiarostami to head short film jury at Cannes…March 7 2014

Best Picture Award: The dilemma called Oscars…February 28 2014

Cinema riding high on sex…February 27 2014

Is Tamil cinema allergic to English songs?…February 26 2014

Film on Sri Lankan war banned in India…February 23 2014

Aaha Kalyanam: Wow factor is missing…February 22 2014

The Act of Killing: All about Indonesian genocide…February 21 2014

Train to play a key role in upcoming Tamil film…February 19 2014

Biopics fest: The life and times of Dickens, YSL, Grace Kelly…February 18 2014

Why Gunday has created panic in Bengal?…February 14 2014

Makhmalbaf to shoot first feature in five years…February 11 2014

Will Steve McQueen be the first black director to win an Oscar?…February 8 2014

Oxfam vs SodaStream: The predicament of Scarlett Johansson…February 5

Will moral issues mar Woody Allen’s Oscar chances?…February 4 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman: A twisted end…February 3 2014

The Broken Circle Breakdown…February 1 2014

Rummy…January 31 2014

Mumbai International Film Fest: 7 cities to screen Competition films…January 30 2014

The Missing Picture…January 28 2014

Grace of Monaco to open Cannes this year, co-produced by Yash Raj Films…January 25 2014

Malini 22 Palayamkkotai…January 23 2014

The Great Beauty…January 22 2014

Akkineni Nageswara Rao: A class III pass who became a legendary actor…January 22 2014

Aparna Sen’s The Jewellery Box is boldly provocative…January 19 2014

The Hunt…January 18 2014

Suchitra Sen: After the magic moments…January 17 2014

Cannes Film Festival to get a new chief…January 15 2014

After two years in Cannes, Miss Lovely to open this week…January 13 2014

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel sequel shoot begins in Jaipur…January 11 2014

Jilla…January 11 2014

Mohanlal’s aam aadmi is a surprise hit in Drishyam…January 9 2014

Oscar race: Philomena is a big bet…January 7 2014

Starry suicides: pressures of being a celeb…January 6 2014

Bollywood studios look at southern cinema…January 5 2014

Southern cinema: Rajnikanth-Kamal Hassan starrers key 2014 attractionsJanuary 1 2014

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Sholay: The making of an unexpected hit and a classic…December 31 2013

12 Years A Slave causes racial uproar, lead cast boycotts  screening…December 28 2013

World cinema: 10 best films of 2013 from across the globe…December 27 2013

Hits and Misses for Oscars Foreign Language category…December 22 2013

Endrendrum Punnagai…December 21 2013

India’s official entry The Good Road out of the Oscars race…December 21 2013

BO battle:Biriyani, Enrendrum Punnagai and Dhoom 3 to slug it out…December 20 2013

Rahul Bose plays a cad in The Last Poem…December 18 2013

Dubai Film Festival closes with American Hustle...December 15 2013

Irrfan Khan wins top prize at Dubai Film Fest…December 14 2013

Gunday trailer unveiled at Dubai Film Fest…December 14 2013

A film on  the East India Company will be interesting: Jim Sheridan…December 13 2013

Saving Mr Banks: the story behind the making of Mary Poppins…December 12 2013

Kajarya: the woe of the girl child…December 11 2013

Two Hollywood period films captivate Dubai Fest…December 10 2013

Martin Sheen plays ‘Bhopal villain’ in gas tragedy film…December 9 2013

Shekhar Kapur, Sanjay Suri  part of Dubai Fest juries…December 8 2013

Remembering Mandela: Dubai Fest opens on a note of sorrow and joy…December 7 2013

Dubai Film Fest to open with Palestinian work…December 6 2013

Dubai Film Festival to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema…December 4 2013

Jannal Orum…December 2 2013

East Timorese movie wins top prize at IFFI…November 30 2013

The book vs the movie battle…November 30 2013

The Coffin Maker proves why Naseeruddin Shah is India’s best…November 29 2013

Thanga Meenkal: education system through a child’s eye…November 28 2013

Baga Beach: a tale of child sex, hatred for migrants…November 27 2013

Revathi in bilingual film, Homestay Blues…November 24 2013

Cannes chief’s dream is to see Bollywood film in competition…November 23 2013

Violence is not sexy, says Susan Sarandon…November 22 2013

IFFI to stay in Goa…November 21 2013

Benegal, Nihalani part of NFDC Film Bazaar…November 21 2013

Susan Sarandon, Rekha to grace IFFI’s opening in Goa…November 20 2013

Ram-Leela…November 18 2013

Waheeda Rehman to get the first Cinema Centenary Award at IFFI…November 17 2013

Tamil film on Ramanujam to hit screens soon…November 17 2013

Czech film to open IFFI, 2 Indian works to compete for Golden Peacock Awards…November 14 2013

Mills & Boon serves it hot for the Indian reader…November 14 2013

No soft version for Lars Von Trier’s explicit Nymphomaniac…November 13 2013

Kamal Hassan, Rekha and Asha Bhosle to open IFFI…November 8 2013

Victor Banerjee, Prasanna Vithanage on IFFI jury…November 7 2013

Tamil film accused of plagiarism…November 6 2013

Agony and ecstasy at Abu Dhabi Film Festival…November 4 2013

A Bosnian makes Indian film in Patiala…October 31 2013

Iranian actress calls India her ‘mother‘…October 30 2013

Zinda Bhaag, meandering and muddled…October 29 2013

Two Punjabi movies to screen at Abu Dhabi Film Fest…October 26 2013

Amritraj, Whitaker at Abu Dhabi Fest opening…October 25 2013

Irrfan Khan, Aparna Sen to attend Abu Dhabi Film Festival…October 24 2013

Deepa Mehta has ‘adoption’ on her mind for next film…October 23 2013

Rituparno Ghosh’s last film at Mumbai  Fest…October 21 2013

A legend named Costa Gavras…October 19 2013

Mumbai Film Festival opens with Lee Daniels’ The Butler…October 18 2013

Mumbai Film Fest plans robust academic activity…October 15 2013

Naiyaandi…October 12 2013

Ripple over foreign language Oscars…October 9 2013

WikiLeaks movie to close Mumbai Film Fest…October 8 2013

Pyaasa,  Garam Hawa to be showcased at Abu Dhabi Fest…October 2 2013

Raja Rani…September 28 2013

Cannes winner goes to Mumbai Fest in a trail of storm…September 27 2013

Mumbai Film Fest to open with The Butler…September 25 2013

The Good Road is fair Oscars bet…September 25 2013

Slumdog Millionaire author to lead peace march in London…September 24 2013

The Lunchbox: Not quite the Oscars meal…September 20 2013

Sushant Singh Rajput replaces Hrithik Roshan in Shekhar Kapur’s Paani…September 17 2013

Kamal Hassan to be honoured at Mumbai Film Fest…September 12 2013

Late comedian Nagesh will come alive  in Rajnikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan…September 10 2013

Venice Film Festival: Gloomy movies spoil the fun…September 7 2013

Ray’s Kapurush triumphs over Leconte’s A Promise at Venice…September 5 2013

Middle Eastern dramas at Venice Film Fest…September 4 2013

Siddharth: the sole new Indian film at Venice Film Fest…September 3 2013

The dark Venice…September 2 2013

Venice screens a bold film on unwed mothers…September 1 2013

Lindsay Lohan fails to show up at Venice Film Festival…August 31 2013

‘Obstinate’ women rule the Venetian screen…August 30 2013

Venice Film Fest begins today…August 28 2013

Madras Cafe too hot for some…August 21 2013

Satyajit Ray’s restored classics to be shown in US, not in India…August 20 2013

Thalaivaa to open tomorrow, Madras Cafe may face trouble…August 19 2013

Venice title Japanese animation film sparks storm…August 16 2013

Mira Nair to helm detective film in Kolkata…August 14 2013

Piracy adds to Thalaivaa’s troubles…August 12 2013

Thalaivaa does not open in Tamil Nadu…August 10 2013

Tamil filmmaker strikes a two-film deal with Fox Star Studios…August 7 2013

Pak to enter Oscars race after 50 years…August 5 2013

Oscar Academy’s newly elected President creates history…July 31 2013

Kush is India’s lone entry to Venice Film Festival 2013 lineup…July 26 2013

Indian movie at Venice Film Fest sidebar…July 25 2013

Satyajit Ray’s classics to be screened at Venice Film Festival…July 19 2013

Saudi woman director to head a Venice jury…July 11 2013

Venice honours Angelopoulos, Fellini…July 9 2013

Mumbai Film Festival to sport new look…June 28 2013

The pink crusade…June 14 2013

Documentaries charm and shock us…June 10 2013

Documentary fest begins with gripping Palestinian film…June 8 2013

World docu-short film festival begins today in Kerala…June 7 2013

Cannes jury: Bold in its decision…May 29 2013

A tale of two women…May 25 2013

Cannes can be rigid and unfair…May 24 2013

An emotional brush with parenthood at Cannes Film Festival…May 24 2013

What makes IFFI Director miss Cannes?…May 21 2013

The Past shines at the Cannes Film Festival…May 20 2013

Young, beautiful and dramatic at Cannes…May 18 2013

China shows a liberal side at Cannes…May 17 2013

Amitabh Bachchan opens Cannes Film Festival 2013…May 16 2013

The Great Gatsby to open Cannes today…May 15 2013

Mumbai movies hog Indian cinema centenary celebrations…May 8 2013

Charulata, Vertigo part of Cannes Classics…April 30 2013

Vidya Balan named to Cannes jury…April 24 2013

India’s Dabba to screen at Cannes’ Critics Week…April 23 2013

Three Chinese films against India’s two at Cannes…April 19 2013

Bombay Talkies to be screened at Cannes, Nandita Das on jury…April 18 2013

Thomas Vinterberg to head A Certain Regard Jury at Cannes…April 18 2013

Cannes Festival list out on Thursday, will India make it?…April 17 2013

Adult movies, kids walk in !…April 3 2013

Cannes “breaks” tradition with The Great Gatsby…March 13 2013

DiCaprio’s The Great Gatsby to open Cannes Fest…March 12 2013

Will India sparkle at Cannes…March 6 2013

The great Indian kiss…February 20 2013

Mani Ratnam’s Kadal in trouble…February 13 2013

Fribourg to come alive with Indian cinema…January 31 2013

The “Foreign” Oscar…January 23 2013

A bloody cinemaJanuary 9 2013

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Neethaane Enn Ponvasantham…December 19 2012

Really, there is no Indian New Wave, believes Ashim Ahluwalia…December 14 2012

Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Quartet 1 is sheer poetry…December 12 2012

The great Indian parochialism at Dubai Film Fest…December 11 2012

India on Dubai’s opening night Red Carpet…December 10 2012

Frieda Pinto on Dubai Film Fest jury…December 7 2012

Dubai Film Festival to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema…December 5 2012

With You Without You…December 1 2012

Indian Panorama must travel across the country…November 27 2012

Adoor’s Swayamvaram on brand new print…November 26 2012

Bollywood is like a picnic ground, quips Anupam Kher…November 24 2012

Robert De Niro enthrals Doha…November 22 2012

Ang Li’s Life of Pi to open International Film Festival of India…November 19 2012

Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist to open Doha Festival…November 17 2012

Yash Chopra to be honoured at Doha Tribeca Film Festival…November 9 2012

Doha Film Festival to highlight Arab cinema…November 5 2012

Oh to be an Indian!… November 2 2012

Ang Lee and the meeting that never happened…November 2 2012

The Patience Stone…October 19 2012

Everyday…October 17 2012

Mumbai Cha Raja…October 15 2012

Abu Dhabi Film Fest opens on a stary note…October 12 2012

Abu Dhabi Fest all set to showcase Arab cinema…October 8 2012

Shabana Azmi to chair Abu Dhabi Film Fest jury…September 26 2012

Abu Dhabi Film Fest gets a new Director…September 21 2012

Richard Gere’s Arbitrage to open Abu Dhabi Film Fest…September 19 2012

Controversy dogs Venice Film Fest prizes…September 9 2012

Love Is All You Need, Mr Brosnan…September 5 2012

Wadjda: The angst of Saudi women…September 3 2012

Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist…August 31 2012

Mira Nair’s film to roll Venice’s 80th birthday…August 29 2012

American movie legend to be honoured at Venice…August 14 2012

Intermission…August 13 2012

B.A. Pass and Inside win top prizes at Osian’s Cinefan…August 6 2012

Can Delhi spawn Delhiwood? …August 3 2012

The Orange Suit…August 1 2012

Osian’s Update: Cinema under the hammer…July 31 2012

Osian’s Cinefan opens with Japanese anime…July 28 2012

Osian’s Cinefan Fest to roll with Japanese film…July 25 2012

First look: Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist…July 24 2012

A gypsy love story at Osian’s Cinefan…July 17 2012

Marco Mueller rings in changes for Rome…July 6 2012

Marco Mueller to be on Cinefan Fest jury…June 26 2012

Death in Mumbai…June 22 2012

Shekhar Kapur to head a jury at Venice Film Festival…June 6 2012

Is Indian cinema changing?…June 5 2012

Rain-soaked Cannes saves itself with great films…May 30 2012

Love wins top prize at Cannes…May 28 2012

A discomforting tale of love from Cannes…May 27 2012

Ken Loach’s bitter-sweet comedy moves Cannes…May 25 2012

Cannes’ favourites spark Oscar buzz…May 24 2012

Meaningful masala at Cannes…May 21 2012

Cannes salutes Uday Shankar…May 18 2012

Cannes Film Fest begins on a Hollywood note…May 17 2012

Uday Shankar’s 1948 Kalpana at Cannes Classics…April 28 2012

Miss Lovely is India’s entry at Cannes…April 19 2012

Cannes Film Fest’s actual list revealed at last…April 19 2012

Claude Miller’s last film to close Cannes…April 19 2012

Dhanush-Shruti’s 3 fails at the boxoffice…April 18 2012

Tim Roth to head A Certain Regard jury at Cannes…April 13 2012

Heroine, Shanghai, Inkaar make it to Cannes? …April 6 2012

Leaked list a lie: Cannes Film Fest director…April 4 2012

3…March 31 2012

Dhanush’s 3 opens with hype and hope…March 30 2012

Will Dhanush replace Rajnikanth as the new God?…March 27 2012

To Rome With Love, says Woody Allen…March 23 2012

Film on Indira Gandhi not a biopic: Producer…March 20 2012

Marco Mueller heads for Rome Fest…March 19 2012

Play it again, Casablanca…March 12 2012

Bruce Willis film to open Cannes Film Fest…March 9 2012

Marilyn Monroe seduces on Cannes poster…February 29 2012

Oscar for Iran’s extremely political film…February 28 2012

Where will the Oscars knock?…February 26 2012

Will the Oscar go to A Separation?…February 25 2012

Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi…February 22 2012

Script slays the story…February 22 2012

Gattu…February 20 2012

Oscar nominations offer wide range…February 1 2012

After 80 years, silent film The Artist screams…January 25 2012

Nanni Moretti to chair Cannes jury…January 21 2012

Vettai…January 16 2012

Nanban…January 14 2012

By George, this is ClooneyJanuary 13 2012

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Marco Mueller exits Venice Film Fest…December 29 2011

Film festivals and India…December 19 2011

Dramatic start to Chennai Film Fest…December 15 2011

Chennai Film Fest to open with Dardenne Brothers’ work…December 13 2011

Bikas Mishra’s Chauranga wins award at IFFI’s Film Bazaar…December 3 2011

Husain film screened after initial qualms…December 1 2011

Distinctive change in IFFI after new director takes over…November 30 2011

Konkani cinema set for its most expensive film…November 29 2011

Bollywood delays IFFI openings…November 25 2011 

Shahrukh Khan to open IFFI at Goa on Wednesday…November 22 2011

Of adult content in children’s cinema…November 19 2011

An Arab-Jewish tale of love…November 19 2011

Children’s Film Festival runs into a mess…November 15 2011

Chidren’s Film Festival begins its flight with Gattu…November 15 2011

Children’s film fest lineup looks impressive…November 12 2011

Spring at Doha Film Fest…October 30 2011

Doha’s opening film, Black Gold, disappoints…October 27 2011

Doha Film Fest truly international…October 25 2011

India wins top honours at Abu Dhabi Fest…October 22 2011

Frieda Pinto starrer screened at Abu Dhabi Fest…21 2011

A look at the other India…October 18 2011

Winterbottom’s India-based Trishna at Abu Dhabi Fest…October 16 2011

Moving French drama opens Abu Dhabi Film Fest…October 14 2011

The stars of Abu Dhabi…October 13 2011

Doha Film Institute funds Mira Nair’s film…October 11 2011

Doha Fest to close with Aung San Suu Kyi biopic…October 10 2011

Abu Dhabi Film Fest to open with Canada’s Oscar entry…October 6 2011

France’s Black Gold to open Doha Tribeca Film Fest…September 20 2011

Engaeyum Eppothum…September 19 2011

Hugh Hudson to head Mumbai Film Fest jury…September 12 2011

Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights screened at Venice Fest…September 9 2011

Film at Venice features tough labour conditions in China…September 8 2011

Michael Fassbender’s Shame makes us proud…September 7 2011

Soderbergh plots a virus of nervousness…September 5 2011

David Cronenberg’s Method charms Venice…September 5 2011

Roman Polanski’s Carnage is sheer delight…September 2 2011

Venice cavorts with controversy…September 2 2011

George Clooney’s The Ides of March sets Venice Fest rolling…September 1 2011

Venice Film Festival kicks off tomorrow…August 30 2011

Elements of Hindustani classical music…August 6 2011

‘Damsels in Distress’ to close Venice fest…July 28 2011

Deiva Thirumagal…July 21 2011

Venice lines up impressive jury…July 9 2011

Nootrenbadhu (180)…June 27 2011

George Clooney’s film to open Venice film fest…June 23 2011

Adaminte Makan Abu…June 21 2011

Aaranya Kaandam…June 11 2011

Girish Kasaravalli’s actor honoured in Spain…June 8 2011

Tintin film to open earlier in India than U.S….June 4 2011

Lars Von Trier may not be lucky this time…May 30 2011

Cannes gives Palm D’Or to American movie…May 23 2011

Cannes looks at the dilemmas of kids…May 20 2011

Cannes bars “Nazi” Lars…May 19 2011

Lars Von Trier creates yet another controversy…May 19 2011

An amazing film on silent Hollywood gladdens Cannes…May 18 2011

Shekhar Kapoor’s film on Bollywood hugely disappointing…May 16 2011

Cannes loves Hollywood…May 16 2011

Cannes loves to shock…May 14 2011

Bhandarkar announces “Heroine” at Cannes…May 13 2011

India Pavillion shines at Cannes…May 13 2011

Cannes Film Fest begins on a delightful note…May 12 2011

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris to set Cannes rolling… May 11 2011

Anil Kapur to promote upcoming film at Cannes…May 5 2011

Cannes takes an Indian film as an afterthought…April 23 2011

Jude Law, Uma Thurman on Cannes jury…April 20 2011

No Indian movie at Cannes Film Festival…April 14 2011

Honorary Golden Palm for Bertolucci at Cannes…April 14 2011

Faye Dunaway is Cannes poster girl…April 5 2011

Liz Taylor, the woman who loved to live…March 25 2011

Will Rajnikanth strike back with Rana?… March 21 2011

The buzz about Cannes…March 10 2011

Nadunisi Naaygal…February 24 2011

Mumbai and Pusan Film Fest to collaborate…February 18 2011

Meaningless dogmatism…February 16 2011

Adakulam…February 13 2011

Woody Allen work to open Cannes Film Fest…February 3 2011

Kavalan…February 2 2011

Oscars shortlist of best pic inspiring…January 28 2011

Siruthai…January 20 2011

Robert De Niro to chair Cannes Film Fest…January 11 2011

Elektra…January 6 2011

Manmadan AmbuJanuary 5 2011

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Iranian cinema finds a way to say what it wants to…December18 2010

Karan Johar can’t make film without background score…December 17 2010

Middle Eastern cinema seems bold…December 15 2010

Dubai opener ‘The King’s Speech’ just apt…December 13 2010

Style and substance to mark Dubai Film Fest…December 12 2010

Veettilekkulla Vazhi…December 8 2010

Chikku Bukku…December 7 2010

Mynaa…December 6 2010

Indian winter at Dubai…December 3 2010

Movies that scored at IFFI…December 2 2010

Rituparno Ghosh’s poetic tribute to Tagore…November 29 2010

Crack in the IFFI halo…November 27 2010

IFFI’s all-pervading drama…November 24 2010

West is West sets IFFI sailing…November 23 2010

The travails of an Indian film festival…November 22 2010

Fine cinema at the coming Dubai Film Festival…November 17 2010

The 39 Steps…November 14 2010

Kanasemba Kudureyaneri…November 10 2010

Acclaimed The King’s Speech to open Dubai Film Fest…November 8 2010

Iti Mrinalini…November 6 2010

Mumbai Festival: Too many films, too little time…October 31 2010

Russian work gets top prize at Abu Dhabi…October 23 2010

Paan Singh Tomar premiers at Abu Dhabi Fest…October 22 2010

The delightful tale of a bleating goat…October 21 2010

Bosnian director rues division of Yugoslavia…October 19 2010

The amazing Adrian…October 17 2010

An Autographed tribute to Satyajit Ray…October 17 2010

Abu Dhabi all set for Film Festival…October 14 2010

Bengali movie Autograph to premiere at Abu Dhabi…October 8 2010

Endhiran…October 1 2010

Abu Dhabi Festival to highlight Middle East…September 29 2010

Vande Matharam…September 29 2010

Why Peepli (Live)? …September 25 2010

Abu Dhabi Festival celebrates short films too…September 23 2010

A storm in the Venetian teacup…September 14 2010

Kashyap’s Girl in Yellow Boots an engrossing watch…September 9 2010

Venice honours Mani Ratnam…September 7 2010

John Woo honoured at Venice…September 6 2010

Frieda’s Venice…September 4 2010

Jafar Panahi’s music melts Venice…September 3 2010

Venice Fest kicks off with Black Swan…September 2 2010

A young Venice awaits us…August 27 2010

Naan Mahaan All…August 24 2010

Baana Kaathadi…August 10 2010

Two Indian movies to screen at Venice Film Festival…July 30 2010

Kutty Sranku…July 30 2010

Black Swan to open Venice Film Festival…July 23 2010

Keying in foes…July 22 2010

Madharasapattinam…July 14 2010

Ambasamudhiram Ambani…July 10 2010

Adoor Gopalakrishnan: A Life in Cinema…July 3 2010

Kalavani…June 29 2010

Raavanan…June 19 2010

Penn Singam…June 9 2010

Singam…June 3 2010

Of Gods and Men…May 26 2010

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives… May 24 2010

Upsets mark Cannes Palms…May 24 2010

A Korean gem at Cannes…May 23 2010

Cannes Film Festival and guesses…May 21 2010

Woody Allen movie is disheartening…May 20 2010

Udaan does not quite soar…May 20 2010

Udaan flies into Cannes…May 19 2010

Mani Ratnam to be honoured at Venice Film Fest…May 18 2010

Mike Leigh: Harsh by extraordinary…May 18 2010 

Raavan unveiled at Cannes…May 17 2010

Mrinal Sen’s Khandahar rises from the ruins…May 16 2010

Chaos and controversy mark Cannes…May 15 2010

Shekhar Kapur announces his next at Cannes…May 15 2010

Cannes more art than glamour this time…May 14 2010

India Pavillion opens at Cannes sans ‘Udaan’ poster…May 13 2010

Cannes the darling and the demon…May 13 2010

Aishwarya Rai at Cannes Film Festival opening…May 13 2010

Robin Hood opens Cannes Film Festival…May 12 2010

Cannes Festival to savour beauty of cinema…May 12 2010

Robin Hood director to miss Cannes red carpet…May 11 2010

A Different Pilgrimage to be screened at Cannes…May 5 2010

An Asian summer at Cannes…April 16 2010

Cannes Film Festival to screen Indian movie…April 15 2010

Kristin Scott Thomas to host Cannes…April 13 2010

Paiyya Reviewed…April 7 2010

Kites may screen at Cannes Film Fest…April 1 2010

Angadi Theru: Review…March 31 2010

Mundhinam Paartheney: Review…March 26 2010

Robin Hood to open Cannes Film Fest…March 26 2010

Flashback: Flury’s glorious days…March 25 2010

The Secret In Their Eyes: Review…March 20 2010

Penelope Cruz on cloud nine…March 17 2010

Yathumaagi: Review…March 15 2010

Blind Date Cafe: Theatre Review…March 12 2010

Aval Peyar Tamilarasi: Review…March 11 2010

Oscars’ ‘other’ considerations…March 9 2010

A Serious Man: Review…March 6 2010

An Education: Review…March 6 2010

Up: Review…March 6 2010

District 9: Review…March 6 2010

Oscars 2010: The predictions…March 5 2010

Inglorious Basterds: Review…March 5 2010

The Hurt Locker: Review…March 5 2010

Christopher Waltz: Waltzing around…March 5 2010

George Clooney: Flying solo…March 5 2010 

Meryl Streep: Madam chef…March 5 2010

Sandra Bullock: The compassion card…March 5 2010

Witness for the Prosecution: Theatre Review…March 2 2010

Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya: Review…February 27 2010

Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai: Review…February 12 2010

Oscars: A tale of two actresses…February 9 2010

Oscars: The famous five fight…February 8 2010

Asal: Review…February 6 2010

The ‘He’ and the ‘She’ Oscar…February 3 2010

Will Haneke and Audiard get the Oscar nod?…February 2 2010

Antaheen: Review…February 1 2010

Goa: Review…January 30 2010

Will Tim Burton bring sweet madness to Cannes?…January 27 2010

Tim Burton to head Cannes Fest jury…January 26 2010

Abhomaan: Review…January 21 2010

Shameful scripts mar movies…January 20 2010

Foreign language Oscars are so unpredictable…January 13 2010

Films that spin love spin money…January 11 2010

Jailed Polanski finishes film for Berlin Competition…January 6 2010

Will Woody Allen be at Cannes this Summer?January 2 2010

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A better Indian film for the Oscars, at last…December 30 2009

Kusturica sees grim times for cinema…December 21 2009

Mexican film wins top prize at Marrakech…December 14 2009

The best of the Marrakech Film Festival… December 12 2009

Jim Jarmusch has an Indian project up his sleeve…December 11 2009

Ben Kingsley hopes to be an envoy for cinema…December 11 2009

Movie director hopes Obama would solve the Palestine problem…December 9 2009

Ben Kingsley should not play Shah Jahan, says Mike Figgis…December 8 2009

Rituparno Ghosh gives Marrakech Festival a miss…December 7 2009

Marrakech Festival opens with a feel-good film…December 5 2009

Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Abhoman’ at Marrakech…December 3 2009

Nandita Das on Marrakech jury…December 1 2009

An oasis in the IFFI desert…December 1 2009

Finally! IFFI’s bright spots…November 30 2009

IIFFI Red Carpet circus…November 28 2009

Disappointments galore at IFFI…November 27 2009

Why IFFI is a decaying film festival…November 26 2009

Panorama selection questionable…November 24 2009

IFFI to open on a note of visual lyricism…November 23 2009

Another iifi situation for IFFI…November 19 2009

Marrakech Festival a boon for local cinema …November 14 2009

Kiarostami to head Marrakech juryNovember 12 2009

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