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Kolamavu Kokila: Drug-peddling Nayanthara shines in this black comedy…August 17 2018

Vishwaroopam 2 proved that even a brilliant actor like Kamal Haasan is not infallible…August 11 2018

Vishwarooopam 2: Kamal Haasan royally messes up one of his last films…August 19 2018

How M Karunanidhi’s film Parasakthi shook the dogmatic Tamil Society...August 8 2018

Karunanidhi, the man whose cinema propelled the underprivileged to the skies…August 8 2018

After Cannes, Venice Film Festival now faces the heat over Netflix screenings...August 3 2018

Junga: Film is hugely disappointing, Vijay Sethupathi even more so…July 28 2018

Venice Film Fest lineup…July 26 2018

Tumbbad: Indian fantasy to open Venice Film Festival Critics’ Week…July 24 2018

Ryan Gosling-starrer First Man, on the historic moon landing, to open Venice Film Festival...July 19 2018

Kadaikutty Singam: Actor Karthi wasted in a melodramatic, messy film…July 13 2018

Ranchi nuns selling babies uncannily similar to what Philomena showed Irishing nuns doing in post-war times…July 6 2018

Now pirated Bollywood cinema has a merry run in Ireland and other countries…July 5 2018

Venice Film Festival: Here are some movies that may play at 75th edition…July 2 2018

Tik Tik Tik: Leave your thinking caps at home for this sloppy slide into space…June 23 2018

After playing a toughie in Vikram Vedha, Madhavan set to turn  lover boy in Maara… June 15 2018

Kaala: A jaded Rajinikant takes on the land mafia…June 7 2018

Time Rajinikanth let go the Rajinikanth he has been on screen for years...June 4 2018

Abhiyum Anuvum…May 26 2018

Ananth Mahadevan set to adapt Satyajit Ray’s The Storyteller into a movie…May 24 2018

Cannes Film Festival may have been dull, but it is not sinking, despite what people say...May 23 2018

Cannes Film critics and jury see eye-to-eye as Festival comes to an end...May 21 2018

At Cannes Film Festival, Nandita Das talks about Manto…May 18 2018

At Cannes Critics’ Week, Sir, about a master-servant relationship is boringly simplistic…May 16 2018

Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built is a ‘sheer descent into Hell’…May 15 2018

Nandita Das’ Manto, about an Independence era writer, mirrors today’s brutal times...May 13 2018

Manoj Bajpayee pushes Bhonsle in the rush of Cannes Fest adrenaline…May 12 2018

Rafiki, first ever Kenyan movie to premiere at Cannes, seems like beer without fizz…May 11 2018

Heralding radical changes, Cannes Festival begins with Spanish film, Everybody Knows…May 9 2018

Cannes set to start on May 8 in a trail of controversy...May 5 2018

Sudhir Mishra turns Devdas into Daas Dev, with a happy ending…May 2 2018

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir star and Tamil actor Dhanush will journey to Cannes this May...April 26 2018

The fear of the hangman’s noose is not going to stop a rapist…April 24 2018

As anticipated, Danish director Lars Von Trier to be back at Cannes...April 20 2018

No Dubai Film Fest this December, to re-emerge in 2019 as a biennial event...April 19 2018

Surendra Nihal Singh: The editor who taught me the value of space, time and ethics…April 17 2018

Controversial Lars Von Trier film not on Cannes official list, at least not yet…April 13 2018

Nandita Das makes it to Cannes Fest with her radical Manto…April 12 2018

Cannes Film Festival is all about Godard and passion…April 11 2018

Salman Khan: Charity and goodness on screen cannot be reasons for pardon…April 6 2018

Cannes Festival will open with Asghar Farhadi’s Spanish film, Everybody Knows…April 5 2018

Winds of change in Saudi Arabia to bring in the first cinema on April 18...April 5 2018

Al Jazeera screens a documentary on honour killing, but Indian TV shies away...April 4 2018

Cannes Film Festival to celebrate 50 years of  Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey…March 30 2018

Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux comes under fire from critics for his radical step…March 27 2018

Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux checkmates racing reviewers, bans selfies on steps…March 24 2018

After Bollywood’s Airlift, Ridley Scott is planing a film on the Kuwait evacuation…March 21 2018

At Cannes Film Fest 2018, India’s Vada Chennai and Manto are hot possibilities…March 16 2018

Thankfully, court rejected actor Dileep’s ‘delaying tactics’…March 15 2018

Slaying in the time of stalking, and screen heroes playing role models…March 10 2018

The best of the Khans, Irrfan remains incredibly interesting...March 6 2018

Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film on Sharon Tate murder may be a painful walk down memory lane…March 2 2018

Remembering Sridevi: A firecracker performer doused by death that came too early…February 25 2018

Cannes Film Festival 2018: Are radical changes in the offing?…February 23 2018

No country for the dead — Carting them in vegetable vans!…February 22 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Who says mother is unique to Indian cinema…February 20 2018

Naachiyaar…February 17 2018

The Light of the Moon…February 15 2018

Savarakathi...February 10 2018

Poor productions, expensive tickets and fading footfalls ruining Tamil cinema…February 8 2018

Honour killing – An evil that refuses to die…February 6 2018

Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren…February 3 2018

Busan Film Festival gets back on track with reinstated Chairman and Director...February 2 2018

Nimir...January 27 2018

Will a movie made with the Dogme 95 method be any good?…January 23 2018

Is fighting a hapeless bull the sign of heroism that Jallikattu wants us to believe?…January 18 2018

‘Rebel’ Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani plays one in upcoming film, The Girls of the Sun…January 16 2018

Sketch…January 13 2018

Thaanaa Serndha Koottam…January 12 2018

Surya-starrer Thaanaa Serndha Koottam runs into legal roadblock…January 11 2018

Cannes Film Festival picks Australian actress Cate Blanchette to head the jury…January 4 2018

1946 Calcutta Killings: A film that was sought to be muffled...January 3 2018

Who will play Bruce Lee in Shekhar Kapur’s biopic on martial arts hero?...January 1 2018

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Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal…December 30 2017

Balloon…December 29 2017

These are the five Tamil films that sparkled in 2017...December 28 2017

Why cannot Tamil moviemakers hire Tamil speaking heroines?…December 21 2017

Legal Tamil movie screening can curb piracy, but only to an extent...December 20 2017

Saudi’s plan to open cinemas may push Tamil cinema’s fortunes...December 19 2017

The good and the bad of Indian cinema at Dubai Film Festival…December 13 2017

At Dubai Film Fest, Arab cinema takes a hard look at societal misdemeanours…December 12 2017

Saudi woman helmer  now ‘rebels’ with a radical Mary Shelly at Dubai Film Fest…December 10 2017

At Dubai Film Festival, Pakistan’s My Pure Land is about a belle and bullets...December 9 2017

At Dubai Film Fest, Irrfan Khan’s The Song of Scorpions plays out a mesmeric myth of romance and retribution...December 8 2017

Bloody Western drama, Hostiles, sets Dubai Film Festival rolling…December 7 2017

Western drama, Hostiles, to get Dubai Film Fest rolling…December 6 2017

India’s Song of  of Scorpions, Iran’s Beyond the Clouds set to enrich Dubai Film Festival...December 4 2017

Cairo Film Festival: Withered Green is a gutsy look at women’s independence...November 30 2017

Cairo Film Festival: Tamil film Manusangada highlights a grave social injustice…November 29 2017

S Durga actor Rajshri Deshpande all set to shake off her small town days…November 27 2017

Cairo Film Festival celebrates Indian cinema...November 24 2017

Iranian director Majid Majidi seems to have found a new home in India for his creativity…November 23 2017

How Chennai’s poets and moviemakers fascinate fans with railroad romance…November 22 2017

IFFI 2017 opening night turns into a Bollywood show, and that’s  a pity!…November 21 2017

Theeran Adhigaram Ondru: Karthi salvages his image...November 18 2017

No journalist to be invited to IFFI and Film Bazaar, say the chiefs…November 15 2017

Sujoy Ghosh’s resignation shows it’s time to take Panorama seriously…November 14 2017

Aramm…November 11 2017

At Tokyo Fest, it seems like Japan-China bhai-bhai…November 1 2017

Two films at Tokyo Festival paint women in black…October 31 2017

At Tokyo Film Fest, Tagore’s Kabuliwala transforms into Bioscopewala…October 29 2017

At Tokyo Film Fest, spotlight on video piracy reveals Japan is as affected as India…October 28 2017

Tokyo Film Fest: Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux shows us the magic of Lumiere Brothers...October 27 2017

Bioscopewala, Vikram Vedha, S Durga to highlight Indian cinema at Tokyo Film Fest…October 26 2017

Tokyo Film Fest to roll with a comic book adaptation, Fullmetal Alchemist…October 25 2017

Cinema ticket price hike: Will it sound the death knell for Tamil cinema…October 14 2017

Mexico’s Cold War fantasy, The Shape of Water, clinches Golden Lion at Venice…September 10 2017

Venice Film Festival plays host to VR, a brand new world…September 9 2017

At Venice Film Festival, a missing India, which though may sparkle at Egypt’s El Gouna…September 8 2017

At Venice Film Festival, instant reviews and old age plot tell their own tales…September 7 2017

Venice Film Festival tells stories about love for animals and love for cocaine money…September 6

At Venice Film Festival: All about rape and murder, and Frances McDormand playing a sleuth once again… September 5 2017

At Venice Film Festival, Victoria and Abdul haunts us with a Raj tale…September 4 2017

At Venice, George Clooney’s Suburbicon spells out hope while painting a dark picture of America…September 3 2017

Venice Film Festival: Ritesh Batra’s Our Souls at Night has Jane Fonda and Robert Redford at their sparkling best...September 2 2017

Venice Film Festival: First days all about gloom and doom...September 1 2017

Venice Film Festival: Where the fans are nice and cops are full of smiles…August 31 2017

Venice shaking itself off political hold, set to open with sci-fi Downsizing…August 30 2017

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