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Cannes Film Festival 2021: Freda – Fascinating interplay of the personal and the political...July 23 2021

Sarpatta Parambarai: Arya is raging bull in boxing film that leads to predictable goal-post…July 22 2021

Cannes Film Festival 2021: Women Do Cry is a damning look at patriarchy at Bulgaria…July 19 2021

Toofan: Farhan Akhtar is exceptional as boxer Aziz Ali but the film is not...July 16 2021

Malik: Fahadh Faasil is simply brilliant despite a stretched out story…July 15 2021

Cannes Film Festival 2021: Jodie Turner-Smith robbed of  jewels from hotel room…July 12 2021

Cannes Film Festival 2021: Director Paul Verhoeven’s lesbian nun drama Benedetta creates a storm…July 11 2021

Collar Bomb: Jimmy Sheirgill starrer begins with a bang and ends in a whimper...July 10 2021

Haseen Dillruba: Vikrant Massey, Taapsee Pannu are compelling in this thriller…July 2 2021

Cold Case: A hotchpotch of a crime thriller that wastes Prithviraj Sukumaran…June 30 2021

Ray: Screen adaptations of the Master’s stories are largely disappointing…June 25 2021

NFDC to present seven projects at Cannes Film Market…June 24 2021

Spike Lee becomes first jury president to feature on Cannes Film Festival poster…June 22 2021

Jagame Thandhiran: Weak script, careless editing make Dhanush-starrer a bore…June 19 2021

Cannes Film Festival: British director Andrea Arnold to head A Certain Regard Jury...June 15 2021

Skater Girl: A village girl who dreams on wheels…June 11 2021

Those Who Wish Me Dead: Angelina Jolie-starrer takes us through raging fire…June 10 2021

Cannes 2021 Selections: Sean Penn, Francois Ozon, Asghar Farhadi in, India absent...June 3 2021

American actress Jodie Foster to get Cannes Honorary Palm dÓr…June 2 2021

The Mauritanian: Tahar Rahim brilliantly captures the anguish at Guantanamo Bay…May 28 2021

The Secrets We Keep: A post-WWII story about trauma...May 21 2021

Cinema Bandi: Honest effort to explore an auto rickshaw driver’s passion for filmmaking…May 14 2021

Cannes 2021: From French Dispatch to Pig, films that may make the cut…May 11 2021

Photo-Prem: A paranoia dealt with little conviction…May 8 2021

Meel Patthar: A journey where every milestone cries in despair…May 6 2021

Lazy camera and writing fail to highlight an important theme…April 30 2021

Cannes Film Festival to open with Annette on July 6…April 19 2021

Ajeeb Daastaans: Four short stories, some with a whiff of freshness…April 16 2021

The Priest: Mammootty plays Sherlock Holmes in a bad script…April 15 2021

Paramapadham Velaiyattu: Trisha shines, but story telling is archaic…April 14 2021

The Big Bull: A cock and bull story overly dramatising a scam...April 9 2021

Irul: Fahadh Faasil plays Mr Broody all over again in a thrilling theme…April 2 2021

The Father: An intensely brilliant Anthony Hopkins walks us through dementia...March 29 2021

Pagglait: Netflix drama is a subtle study of selflessness...March 26 2021

The Illegal: A plot with enormous possibilities is wasted…March 25 2021

Sound of Metal: Riz Ahmed is excellent, but the writing disappoints...March 18 2021

Cherry: A miscast Tom Holland in a film which is unreal in every sense…March 12 2021

Any Day Now: Berlin Film Festival title underlines simple joys of living in uncertain times…March 11 2021

Coming 2 America: Eddie Murphy is fun, but the movie a tad silly…March 6 2021

Allen V. Farrow: The man who gave us magical movies seems dumped…March 1 2021

Theeni, starring Nasser and Ashok Selvan, delights us with its culinary spirit..February 26 2021

Drishyam attracts empathy for Georgekutty, I Care A Lot does not for Marla...February 25 2021

Drishyam 2: Mohanlal sparkles but this sequel is not as gripping as first one…February 19 2021

Live Telecast: Kajal Aggarwal’s film is a tasteless cocktail of TRP and supernatural...February  12 2021

News of the World: Tom Hanks is brilliant as soldier rescuing a little girl from ravages of Civil War...February 12 2021

Palmer: Justin Timberlake starrer is a moving story of how an ex-convict begins to adore a little kid…January 29 2021

Cannes Film Festival announces new dates, but let us keep our fingers crossed...January 28 2021

Cannes Film Festival likely to be delayed till July…January 27 2021

NFDC Film Bazaar: Inkblot knits together the real and imaginary…January 24 2021

NFDC Film Bazaar: Two titles that talk about human struggle…January 21 2021

NFDC Film Bazaar throws up movies on beef ban and trade in mother’s milk…January 18, 2021

One Night in Miami: A riveting chamber pieces about kinship and prejudice…January 15 2021

A power-packed punch at corporatisation of farms…January 14 2021

Film Bazaar to be held virtually from Jan 16…January 11 2021

Maara: R. Madhavan and Shraddha Srinath dazzle in this remake...January 8 2021

Kaagaz: Pankaj Tripathi’s emotive range is laudable in this social documentary…January 7 2021


The Midnight Sky: George Clooney looks like a glum Santa Claus, does not bring cheer...December 24 2020

Unpaused: Soothe your lockdown blues with innovative storytelling…December 20 2020

Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy out of Oscars International Feature category...December 19 2020

Paava Kadhaigal: Stories of sin traverse a boringly beaten path...December 18  2020

Torbaaz: Sanjay Dutt’s effort to turn a bomb into a ball misfires...December 11 2020

Darbaan: This Rabindranath Tagore drama adaptation is an insipid affair…December 6 2020

Mank: A depressed Hollywood that created a masterpiece called Citizen Kane…December 5 2020

Uncle Frank: A sweet American tale of fetters and freedoms…November 26 2020

The Undoing: Infidelity, lust and murder make this miniseries exhilarating…November 16 2020

Soorarai Pottru: Suriya Starrer has a turbulent flight…November 12 2020

At Tokyo Film Festival, The Old Town Girls fails to rise above the mundane…November 11 2020

At Tokyo Film Festival, The Last Bath explores aunt-nephew relationship with Judgement...November 10 2020

At Tokyo Film Festival, The Real Thing is ‘Teen Diviyan’ Japanese style…November 9 2020

At Tokyo Film Festival, No Choice is a minimalistic and matter-of-fact narrative of a deep malaise…November 6 2020

At Tokyo Film Festival, Come and Go: Wonderful study of inter-racial tensions through gripping stories…November 5 2020

Miss India: Poor script makes Keerthy Suresh film a tedious watch…November 4 2020

At Tokyo Film Festival, Ashes on a Road Trip, subtle but powerful look at how relationships change after tragedy, …November 2 2020

India-born Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy is Canada’s Oscar submission...October 31 2020

Cannes Film Festival readies a contingency plan for 2021 edition…October 29 2020

Faithful: Engaging exploration of Algerian independence movement through an ordinary man…October 23 2020

Putham Pudhu Kaalai: Amazon Prime’s Tamil anthology is remarkable for its emotional quotient...October 16 2020

Bad Boy Billionaires: Netflix tries, but there is nothing new…October 7 2020

Ka Pae Rajasingam: An unimaginable grief perfectly conveyed by Aishwarya Rajesh...October  3 2020

Nishabhdam: R. Madhavan is superb in ghost story which takes  midway  U-turn…October 2 2020

Tehran: A series that reveals a rather tame spy adventure…September 27 2020

Ratched: Netflix series has eye-catching settings, but fails to make an impact…September 21 2020

The Paramedic: A shoddily scripted Netflix work with sheer cliches…September 18 2020

The Duchess: To create something funny, it slips into highly implausible situations...September 14 2020

Oscars 2024: New rules may be an impediment for the deserving…September 12 2020

Hostages 2: A crime caper that could have sieved off its fat…September 11 2020

V – It keeps running into one blind lane after another…September 5 2020

Italian title to open Venice Film Festival, Indian work in Competition after 19 years...September 2 2020

C U Soon: A weather-beaten subject narrated with amazing imagination…September 1 2020

Prakash Jha’s web series, Aashram, lacks sparkling narrative, reflects poor grip on the medium...August 31 2020

Masaba Masaba: Neena Gupta starrer barely goes beyond the surface…August 29 2020

Coronavirus plays spoilsport to screen sex…August 27 2020

Venice Film Fest to roll with stringent safety protocol…August 22 2020

Project Power: A superman story with profound social message…August 21 2020

Lockup: A murder mystery that slips out of the realm of reality…August 14 2020

Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn – Tackles racial intolerance with dignity…August 13 2020

Father Soldier Son: A story that is gripping most of the time...July 23 2020

Greyhound: A stirring sea battle with Tom Hanks in command...July 12 2020

The Old Guard: Dismissing Charlize Theron starrer as yet another superhero stuff will be unfair…July 10 2020

Desperados: It is silly but rollicking comedy…July 10 2020

Perry Mason...June 26 2020 

Sweat – A beautifully textured film conveying the angst of modern living…June 24 2020

Penguin — A thriller merely out to turn protagonist into a superwoman...June 19 2020

Cannes Film Festival announces 56 titles, none are Indian…June 4 2020

Ponmagal Vandhal: A superb Jyotika fails to lift an unoriginal plot…May 29 2020

Four Indian titles make it to online We Are One-A Global Film Festival…May 28 2020

Venice will have many obstacles to cross during Coronavirus pandemic…May 26 2020

Joe & The Shawl underlines dogmatism so humorously…May 14 2020

An Enigma called Cannes Film Festival...May 13 2020

It is final, No Cannes this year, at least not in the form we have known…May 11 2020

Are drive-in theatres set to make a comeback amid coronavirus pandemic?...May 7 2020

The Half of It: Where teens messed and missed, raced and risked…May 4 2020

During pandemic, movie producers call camera-lights-action under innovative conditions…May 2 2020

Irrfan Khan — Remembering the humble actor who never shied away from criticism…May 1 2020

Will Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal open on a streaming platform?…April 26 2020

Venice Film Festival scheduled for September, organisers rule out possibility of virtual format…April 18 2020

Will Cannes and Venice collaborate to hold a film festival in September?…April 16 2020

Coronavirus puts a big question mark over Cannes Film Festival…April 14 2020

Cannes Film Festival will not go digital come what may, says Chief Thierry Fremaux…April 9 2020

Corona is the first movie on the current pandemic…April 2 2020

Cannes Film Festival Palace turns into a shelter for the homeless during  Coronavirus outbreak...March 28 2020

Red Sea International Film Festival postponed amid Coronavirus scare...March 4 2020

Roman Polanski’s Cesar win sees more protests than appreciation…March 1 2020

Red Sea International Film Festival to kick off with Saudi Arabia’s The Book of Sun...February 17 2020

Roman Holiday, a romantic comedy that never ages…February 14 2020


Here are the hits and misses of the Chennai Film Festival...December 13 2019

Enai Noki Paayum Thota: Gautham Menon turns Dhanush into Superman…November 29 2019

At Cairo Film Fest, Beirut Terminus documents ups and downs of Lebanon through railway...November 27 2019

At IFFI Film Bazaar, Baba takes us in the world of a deaf-mute couple…November 24 2019

At IFFI Film Bazaar, Josef-Born in Grace sparkles in its  timelessness as Victor Banerjee plays a priest…November 23 2019

At IFFI Film Bazaar, Midnight Delhi is a no-holds-bar depiction of crime...November 22 2019

Hotel Mumbai: Dev Patel, Anupam Kher’s film recreates the 2008 horror in the city...November 22 2019

House Arrest: Ali Fazal’s film hardly has any surprises…November 15 2019

Run Kalyani at Kolkata Film Festival is no Run Lola Run…November 14 2029

At Kolkata International Film Festival, Parcel plays out like an Agatha Christie plot...November 6 2019

Should the jury of IFFK be targeted for not selecting a film?…November 4 2019

Holiday in the Wild is silly but sweet romance in a Zambian elephant reserve...November 4 2019

At Mumbai Film Festival, Bombay Rose is an ode to the iconic city…October 29 2019

Mumbai Film Festival: The Two Popes: Anthony Hopkins’, Jonathan Pryce’s film is not preachy…October 28 2019

Mumbai Film Festival: Eeb Allay Ooo conveys a bold message behind the man and monkey conflict…October 26 2019

Karthi: Karthi’s stunning performance makes it an engaging watch…October 25 2019

Mumbai Film Festival screens a movie on cannibalism…October 24 2019

At Mumbai Film Festival, Young Ahmed is a dark, depressing take on extremism...October 23 2019

A Son explores pain, guilt and angst of a couple facing tragedy...October 22 2019

Bitter Chestnut is Gurvinder Singh’s stop on the snows of the Himalayas…October 21 2019

At Mumbai Film Festival, Goutam Ghose evokes us with Raahgir…October 20 2019

Mumbai Film Festival opens with Malayalam title, Geethu Mohandas’  Moothon…October 19 2019

Children of the Sun,  a love story that underlines the identity crisis…October 11 2019

Asuran: Dhanush shines in Vetri Maaran’s violent film…October 4 2019

Gumnaami: Revising the mystery around Netaji...October 3 2019

Bard of Blood: Emraan Hashmi’s Netflix series is an absolute thriller…September 26 2019

Kaappaan: Despite a stellar star cast, Suriya-Mohanlal starrer loses focus…September 20 2019

Blinded by the Light: Gurinder Chaddha is back with immigrants, but turns out mere cliche…September 12 2019

At Venice, Joker bags Golden Lion, Roman Polanski’s An Officer and a Spy is runner-up…September 8 2019

At Venice, Roman Polanski’s An Officer and a Spy is all about humanity…September 6 2019

At Venice Film Festival, Nate Parker’s American Skin is a moving take on police brutality on blacks...September 4 2019

At Venice, first woman Saudi director, Haifaa, makes a tongue-in-cheek The Perfect Candidate…September 2 2019

Venice Film Festival was my baptism as an international moviemaker, says Pedro Almodovar...August 30 2019

Venice Film Festival kicks off amid controversies…August 29 2019

Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews to be honoured at Venice 2019 with Golden Lion...August 20 2019

Nerkonda Paarvai: A superbly subdued Ajith gets the film up and flying…August 9 2019

After Shoplifters, another Cannes Gem Ash is Purest White arrives in India…August  2 2019

With Judgementall Hai Kya Kangana Ranaut has again demonstrated her terrific script sense…July 30 2019

Sanal Sasidharan makes it to Venice Film Festival with  Shadow of Water...July 26 2019

Japan’s The Truth and India’s Bombay Rose will herald Venice 2019…July 20 2019

Kadaram Kondan: A stylish Vikram gets a badly written film…July 19 2019

Is Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani inspiring Teheran women to not wear scarfs…July 17 2019

The futility of gagging movie critics in Tamil Nadu…July 9 2019

Raatchasi: Jyotika can’t help this poorly executed film...July 5 2019

Shoplifters: Kore-eda recreates his own ‘Fagin’ and ‘Oliver Twist’…July 4 2019

House Owner: Middling drama on catastrophe that hit Chennai in 2015…June 29 2019

Sindhubaadh: Vijay Sethupathi’s film has a bizarre, unbelievable script...June 27 2019

Film stars are no demi-gods, so why treat them like that?... June 26 2019

K. Balachander’s Thaneer Thaneer saw it coming years before Chennai water crisis...June 20 2019

Why cinema interviews and reviews tend to be superficial…June 19 2019

Kolaigaran: You won’t be able to guess the culprit…June 7 2019

Shunned by Hollywood, Woody Allen to shoot his new film in Spain…June 6 2019

Melissa McCarthy impresses in Can You Ever Forgive Me…June 4 2019

NGK: An overdramatic Surya spoils the party that has a great theme...May 31 2019

Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo, a film that should not have been at Cannes…May 27 2019

South Korea’s Parasite takes Cannes’ Palm d’Or in a win that had the critics backing as well…May 26 2019

At Cannes 2019, South Korea’s Parasite is an engrossing take on social divisions...May 24 2019

Cannes 2019: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is homage that is stylish, but not substantial…May 22 2019

Cannes 2019: Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life puzzles more and explains less…May 21 2019

Pedro Almodovar’s Pain and Glory may win Palm dÓr at Cannes this year…May 20 2019

Cannes Film Festival 2019: Ken Loach’s Sorry, We Missed You may well have been an Indian story…May 18 2019

Cannes Film Festival 2019 starts on a disappointing note…May 16 2019

Cannes Film Festival 2019 set to raise the bar...May 14 2019

Sylvester Stallone to present first look of Rambo V: Last Blood at Cannes Film Festival… May 9 2019

City of Dreams: Nagesh Kukunoor’s web series refrains from diving deep...May 8 2019

K 13: Not enough meat to hold attention...May 3 2019

Cannes 2018 Palm dÓr nominee films Yomeddine and Capernaum to vie for Arab Critics Awards...April 26 2019

Music Teacher: A lyrical love story that comes alive on the snows of the Himalayas…April 22 2019

There will be no Indian movie at Cannes Film Festival this year?…April 19 2019

In remembering Agnes Varda and felicitating Alan Delon, Cannes goes down memory lane…April 18 2019

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai: Daring look at societal ills…April 12 2019

Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die to open Cannes on May 14…April 11 2019

J. Mahendran: The director who made movies that moved men to pause and ponder..April 2 2019

Super Deluxe: Vijay Sethupathi steals the show…March 29 2019

Airaa: Illogical plot and shoddy script push Nayanthara into shadows…March 28 2019

Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood on Sharon Tate murder may be at Cannes...March 20 2019

Prem Kumar clinches Gollapudi Srinivas Award for his lovely debut work 96…March 18 2019

Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, Atom Egoyan among others may be at Cannes this May...March 14 2019

Thirumanam: It fails to offer anything beyond lacklustre performances…March 1 2019

Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Inarritu to chair Cannes Film Festival jury…February 27 2019

Firebrand: Priyanka Chopra’s production treats rape with a touch of superficiality…February 24 2019

Remembering Sridevi — A year later…February 24 2019

As the Oscars are ready to roll, 1944 Best Picture ‘Casablanca’ remains a timeless gem...February 23 2019

To Let: A Pressing social issue imaginatively tackled with singular focus…February 21 2019

Dev: This senseless romantic run is sure to pull Karthi down…February 15 2019

9: A ghost prowls all over the plot, leaving it messed up…February 9 2019

Michael Winterbottom comes back to the Indian subcontinent with The Wedding Guest…February 6 2019

Sarvam Thaala Mayam: A lovely piece of work on Carnatic music by Rajiv Menon…February 2 2019

Peranbu: Mammootty is all mellow and mature in this father-daughter drama…February 1 2019

Polar: This Netflix film is sadistic, sadomasochistic and downright stupid…January 27 2019

Shah Jahan Regency: The film captures the spirit of Kolkata with compelling realism...January 19 2019

Vicky Kaushal’s Uri takes way too many creative liberties, and that’s problematic…January 16 2019

Rajinikanth does not do anything special in Petta, and that is not good news…January 11 2019

Petta: Rajinikanth’s gimmicky journey is a yawning bore…January 10 2019

Mary Poppins Returns, though not quite with that spoonful of sugarJanuary 5 2019


Five memorable Indian films of 2018…December 31 2018

Mrinal Sen, the master moviemaker who mixed the political and the personal with panache…December 30 2018

Five foreign film gems of 2018...December 29 2018

Seethakathi: Despite a splendid Vijay Sethupathi, film struggles to hold attention...December 21 2018

Thuppakki Munai: Vikram Prabhu’s film goes nowhere…December 14 2018

At Cairo Film Festival, A Private War is a damning look at bloody conflicts…November 28 2018

At Cairo Film Festival, Poisonous Roses is an unflinching look at hellish existence…November 27 2018

NFDC Film Bazaar invites only foreign publications...November 24 2018

At IFFI 2018, Abayakto, unsaid and understated Bengali creation…November 23 2018

Cairo Film Festival begins with a breezy by provocative comedy, Green Book…November 22 2018

IFFI 2018: When did it come in the grip of Bollywood?…November 21 2018

Sibel captures the plight of a mute girl in a socially stifling Turkish village…November 16 2018

Half Songs at Kolkata International Film Festival is melodiously mesmerising…November 15 2018

At Kolkata Film Festival, Widow of Silence talks about pain and pathos…November 13 2018

Kolkata Film Festival has a tantalising basket of goodies…November 11 2018

Vijay’s Sarkar is the glorification of a politically aspiring actor...November 7 2018

Homecoming: Julia Roberts brings this meticulously planned thriller to life…November 5 2018

Tokyo Film Festival closes with Godzilla’s romp...November 4 2018

French drama Amanda bags top honour at Tokyo Film Festival…November 2 2018

Rajiv Menon hits the right notes with Madras Beats at Tokyo Film Festival…November 1 2018

Amanda at Tokyo Film Festival underlines the horror of terrorism...October 31 2018

The White Crow at Tokyo Festival is a clumsily narrated story of a Soviet ballet dancer…October 29 2018

Tel Aviv on Fire at Tokyo Film Festival is wittily bold…October 27 2018

Ralph Fiennes and Koji Yakusho make up for ‘A Star Is Born’ leads at Tokyo Film Fest…October 26 2018

Tokyo Film Festival opens with Lady Gaga’s lilting musical, A Star Is Born...October 25 2018

Two Japanese titles to compete with 14 others at Tokyo Film Festival...October 23 2018

Rajiv Menon’s comeback movie, Madras Beats, to screen at Tokyo Film Festival...October 19 2018

Vada Chennai: Even a controlled Dhanush cannot save a repetitive film…October 17 2018

Bengali film Mayurakshi wins top award at Singapore South Asian Film Festival...October 15 2018

India’s Tillotama Shome on the Macau Film Festival jury…October 13 2018

At Singapore South Asian Film Festival, Soumitra Chatterjee sparkles in Mayurakshi…October 9 2018

Nandita Das’ Manto opens Singapore South Asian International Film Festival…October 7 2018

El Gouna Film Festival takes us into the world of terrorism and torture…October 1 2018

Directors do not shy away from bold themes at El Gouna Film Festival...September 28 2018

At El Gouna Film Fest, Robert Redford plays a gentleman bank robber...September 27 2018

At El Gouna Film Festival, Tumbbad, an Indian fairytale, unfolds on screen…September 26 2018

Venice prize-winning Syrian director ‘refused visa’ for the El Gouna Film Festival…September 23 2018

El Gouna Film Festival opens with French work, The Freshmen…September 21 2018

Manto may help fractured India-Pakistan ties: Nandita Das…September 18 2018

U Turn: Pawan Kumar’s film uses a ghost to drill a road-safety message into us…September 14 2018

Post Venice Film Fest, streaming platforms are running into a storm again…September 11 2018

Roma, Alfonso Cuaron’s  black-&-white masterpiece wins the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival…September 9 2018

Venice Film Festival: At Eternity’s Gate is a compelling canvas of Vincent Van Gogh…September 8 2018

At Venice Film Festival, Charlie Says recaptures the horrific murder of Sharon Tate…September 5 2018

Mike Leigh disappoints with his Venice Film Festival title, Peterloo…September 2 2018

In black and white, Alfonso Cuaron tells us an impactful story in Roma...August 31 2018

Ryan Gosling-starrer First Man opens Venice Film Festival, but has very little element of surprise…August 30 2018

After Cannes, now Venice Film Festival places curbs on critics...August 23 2018

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 10 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


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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