Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Triumphs at the India Box Office!

Dunkirk, the much-anticipated new cinematic event from director Christopher Nolan, battled to the top of the [territory] box office on its opening weekend debut, earning an estimated Rs.15.57 Crore Gross across 417 screens including 10 IMAX screens and still going strong.  The announcement was made a few days ago by Denzil Dias, Managing Director, Warner Bros. Pictures (India). Dunkirk’s opening is the biggest opening ever for a Non-Dubbed MPA film and is also Biggest IMAX opening for a MPA film.Continue reading “Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Triumphs at the India Box Office!”

Sunday Watch: Dunkirk Real Footage

Christopher Nolan’s latest offering, Dunkirk, released last week and cinephiles have had long and hard discussions over it already. Nolan has gone on record saying he wanted the audience to feel what the British soldiers felt while awaiting their evacuation at the French coast. Few would disagree that Dunkirk indeed was an ‘immersive’ IMAX experience as was promised. Nolan’s mastery over technique did put you right into the middle of a World War II battle scene.

Back in the pre-television days newsreels were shown before the feature presentation at the theatres. During both the World Wars these newsreels were an effective tool of propaganda. Thanks to those filmmakers who risked their lives to capture the ongoing war, we have some real footage of the Dunkirk evacuation. Charles Martin was the brave filmmaker who captured Operation Dynamo on his camera. You can check out his footage here:

 

There is also a documentary called the Cameramen At War which highlights Martin and other filmmakers of his ilk, who braved bullets, bombs and dynamites to bring back home the moving pictures of the armed forces which were later incorporated into newsreels. Some of them even got killed in the line of duty.

Dunkirk (2017) Movie Review: Technical Mastery Triumphs Over Content?

Directed and written by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles and Fionn WhiteheadContinue reading “Dunkirk (2017) Movie Review: Technical Mastery Triumphs Over Content?”

Batman: The mask of Phantasm-The best Bruce Wayne movie ever made!

In 1939, National Comics (later to become DC Comics), was looking for a new super hero—a character who could build on the success of Superman (who debuted in 1938).  Bob Kane, a gag cartoonist, was asked to design a new hero. Kane conceived one of the most popular and enduring characters of the twentieth century—The Batman.

As the 10th Anniversary of Christopher Nolan’s Batman approaches, I went on a trip down the memory lane, watching some of the old classics. What I experienced was nothing short of fantastic. Of all the movies that I revisited, 3 movies stood out. This piece is about the finest (in my humble opinion) animation (or maybe better than the live action) movie that has bought the caped crusader alive on large screen, Batman: The mask of Phantasm (1993).Continue reading “Batman: The mask of Phantasm-The best Bruce Wayne movie ever made!”

Sony DADC releases INTERSTELLAR on Blu-ray & DVD

Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC’, India’s a leading home entertainment content provider in India, releases Director Christopher Nolan’s breathtaking masterpiece INTERSTELLAR on Blu-ray & DVD. Hailed as “the most exhilarating film this century”, INTERSTELLAR stars Academy Award-winner Matthew McConaughey as the ex-pilot-turned-farmer Cooper, who leaves his family and a foundering Earth behind to lead an expedition traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.  The film also stars Academy Award-winners Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine and Academy Award-nominees Jessica Chastain and John Lithgow.Continue reading “Sony DADC releases INTERSTELLAR on Blu-ray & DVD”

Win DVD’s of Interstellar

Interstellar MAMMad About Moviez (MAM) and Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC bring to you Interstellar Contest, wherein you can a win DVD of the film. Here are the details of the contest.  All participants have to start off by liking the Facebook page of Sony DADC. You need to answer just 2 easy questions:-Continue reading “Win DVD’s of Interstellar”

Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘Court’ Acquired By Zeitgeist Films For U.S. Distribution

Chaitanya Tamhane’s provocative film, ‘Court’, which premiered and won two major awards at the prestigious Venice Film festival, has been acquired by New York based Zeitgeist Films, for U.S. distribution.

Opening to rave reviews, ‘Court’ won two coveted awards at Venice – the Orizzonti award for Best Film and the Lion of the Future award for a Debut Film. Lauded for its thought-provoking take on India’s judicial system, it generated a strong buzz on the festival circuit last year, playing at 19 festivals and winning sixteen awards.Continue reading “Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘Court’ Acquired By Zeitgeist Films For U.S. Distribution”

Best English Films Of 2014

As the year comes to an end, movie buffs every year are tempted to come out with their different best movie lists and we are no different. Every year we publish a couple of such posts written by individual authors which talk about some of the best films from India and globally, leading to several intense and passionate debates, discussions and arguments among fellow movie buffs.

But this year we decided to do something different. We asked some of our authors to individually list down English films they enjoyed watching this year.

While Boyhood and Gone Girl seem to be the universal favourites with Nightcrawler coming a close second, there are quite a few interesting recommendations by our authors that deserve to be seen by all and warrant a debate.

So which are the English films our authors enjoyed watching this year the most? Scroll down to know more.Continue reading “Best English Films Of 2014”

Interstellar (2014) Movie Review: Love, Love Me Do, Maybe More.

The review contains SPOILERS

Language : English | Running Time : 169 Minutes | Director : Christopher Nolan

As usual, a Christopher Nolan film has generated enough polarizing views. How can it not? We are talking about a filmmaker whom a legion considers their God.  This set of audience has gone on to claim that “Interstellar” is a work of so many great things in it that it is not only comparable to Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” but also better than it. There’s another set of audience who didn’t understand the vision or the packaging of Nolan’s tale that they’ve dismissed it as silly, with some people going s far as bringing their dusty old physics text books out to argue about the wormholes and space-time continuum. These are the people the film isn’t aimed for. Then there are people like me who were bowled over by Christopher Nolan’s ability to churn yet another blockbuster, a studio film packaged to convince us that there’s more meat than bones and fell in love with much of the richness in offer but also have to differ in placing both the filmmaker and the movie on a pedestal.
Continue reading “Interstellar (2014) Movie Review: Love, Love Me Do, Maybe More.”