IFFI 2015 becomes more exciting internationally with 26 Oscar entries and 120 premieres

Creating a benchmark of showcasing exceptional films from world cinema, the 46th International Film Festival of India will be screening a stellar line-up of official Oscar entries from 26 countries. The festival will also feature 120 premieres in different sections which will represent spectacular International films. Argentina‘s Oscar entry and this year’s biggest Argentinean box office hit, The Clan (El Clan) will be the Closing Film of IFFI 2015. The film has recently won Silver Lion Award at Venice Film festival.Continue reading “IFFI 2015 becomes more exciting internationally with 26 Oscar entries and 120 premieres”

The Road To The Oscars 2014: The Predictions

Until last year, I considered myself to be the pasha of predictors when it came to the Oscar race. But last year I was wrong in 5 out of 9 categories where I had put my money. Yet old habits die hard and I continue to make predictions for whoever is listening. Make your voice heard too in the comments sections below.

I think this year, like last year, the top four awards may go to four different films. A more detailed analysis follows:Continue reading “The Road To The Oscars 2014: The Predictions”

Alfonso Cuarón on what inspires individuals to become film directors and why?

Alfonso CuaronAlfonso Cuarón, the acclaimed director of films like  Y Tu Mamá También and Gravity, answered this question What inspires individuals to become film directors and why? which was posted on Quora. Alfonso talks about how as a child he was obsessed with cinema and how he could try to deconstruct scenes of cinema in his mind again and again. Continue reading “Alfonso Cuarón on what inspires individuals to become film directors and why?”

Full List of Academy Award Nominees 2014

The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced by Academy president Cheryl Boone-Isaacs and Chris Hemsworth. This year the Academy streamed the event live with American Hustle and Gravity, leading the race with ten nominations each. Notable exclusions included Hollywood heavyweights Tom Hanks, Robert Redford and Coen Brothers. Here’s the full list.Continue reading “Full List of Academy Award Nominees 2014”

The Best of Hollywood: 2013

2013 was a rather mixed affair for Hollywood movies. The summer releases this year were largely underwhelming (Iron man 3, Man Of Steel, Fast and Furious 6 amongst others) if you ask me. Only a few amongst such releases made for enjoyable big screen viewing such as Pacific Rim, Star Trek into Darkness.

However there were also some good  films which emerged out of Hollywood this year.  As always I was able to watch some of them, while a few still remain unseen. Without wasting further time, here is my list of the Hollywood films I loved watching this year.

Kindly note these films are not rated in any particular order.

And yes let the bouquets and brickbats follow 🙂Continue reading “The Best of Hollywood: 2013”

Gravity(2013): Back To Space Programming

Language : English | Running Time : 91 Minutes | Director : Alfonso Cuarón

Gravity_PosterWhenever we’ve started to feel the least bit disillusioned with the movies, there has been that one movie which time and again reinstates why we go to the movies. In an era where TV shows are becoming the staple diet of a generation and going to the movies is becoming a little less attractive, we badly needed a movie which would wake people up from their slumber and tell them “Dude, it’s time for the movies.” Alfonso Cuarón‘s Gravity is one such movie. It isn’t a movie that breaks barriers of film-making but it reinvents the way a movie can be presented in mainstream cinema.Continue reading “Gravity(2013): Back To Space Programming”

Gravity IMAX 3D Movie Review: Life in Space

Gravity_PosterI have been hearing about Gravity since the trailer came out, with people going gaga over it. I deliberately did not watch the trailer or read anything about Gravity, as I did not want to be disappointed after watching it. Surprisingly one of my friends had booked tickets to watch Gravity and I ended up watching it at IMAX sooner than I expected.Continue reading “Gravity IMAX 3D Movie Review: Life in Space”