cinema

Ophelia by John Everett Millais

Haider(2014)

Dir.:Vishal Bhardwaj I have a small personal connection with Hamlet.Its character Ophelia and her death is the subject of a sublime painting by Sir John Everett Millais. It is my Mona Lisa and hangs at the Tate in London UK… Read More ›

The director Ashim Ahluwalia.

Miss Lovely( 2012)

Dir.:Ashim Ahluwalia I have read Ashim Ahluwalias interviews with great interest and enjoyment.Here is a man unabashedly against much that Bollywood does and I find myself agreeing with most of his views most of the time.Last year I spent a… Read More ›

To be alive and cycling..

Boyhood( 2014)

Dir.: Richard Linklater Richard Linklaters new film is alive with the energy and confusion of its characters as they grow up in front of our eyes.Much has been said and written about the film being shot over 12 years with… Read More ›

Nobody wants to be a soldier anymore..

Coming Home (2014)

Dir.:Zhang Yimou Mandarin with English Subtitles, currently in theatres in Singapore. Zhang Yimou is one of the greatest filmmakers of our times and the tallest figure of Chinese cinema.On the surface his latest film Coming Home is a simple and… Read More ›

Rosetta cover

Rosetta(1999)

Dir.:Jean Luc and Pierre Dardenne It’s not for nothing that “Dardenneseque” has entered the lexicon of the modern cinephile.The Dardenne brothers from Belgium, who have been making riveting social dramas for a long time now, burst onto the international stage… Read More ›

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