THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – First International Trailer

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven.  With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier).  As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.Continue reading “THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – First International Trailer”

Sinister (2012) Movie Review: The House of Horrors

As most of you know I have a healthy aversion to horror films. I am the kind of person who get scared easily, and it takes me 3-4 days to recover after a horror film. I have been hearing a lot about Sinister for the past 2 years, but could not gather courage to watch it. Finally I watched it this weekend; I must say it was a good decision.Continue reading “Sinister (2012) Movie Review: The House of Horrors”

Seymour: An Introduction Trailer

Seymour: An Introduction Ethan Hawke (Before trilogy, Boyhood) profiles the classical piano player and teacher Seymour Bernstein in this Sundance selected documentary: Seymour: An Introduction. Considered to be an inspiring teacher beloved by many, who left his career to become a techer, Ethan Hawke chronicles stories from his life with insight and affection.

The film premiered on 30th August, 2014 at Telluride.
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The 14 Best-Loved Articles of 2014

Happy 2015, it seems the world is still the same as we have people who want to ban films and books and in some cases kill cartoonists. It has been a great journey since the start of this portal,we have completed three years in 2014 and are still going strong. Thanks for your support and for reading our posts. In 2015 we hope to have even more better posts and continue our discussions on cinema across the world. For now we present you some of the best loved articles of 2014 which you people enjoyed.
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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”

Before Richard Linklater

In 1995, two young people – a wannabe American male writer and a strong-headed French woman – met on a train from Budapest. He had just broken up with his girlfriend in Madrid and was going to Vienna to catch a plane to the USA, while she was going back to her university in Paris after meeting her ill grandmother. He convinced her to get down in Vienna and spend the night with him – a rather quixotic step which would spare her of the lament that would ensue if she didn’t give herself the time to know him. She agreed and they disembarked. That night, the two strangers became confidants, sharing their lives and secrets, and evolved to be lovers who had in between them only one night. They lay under the moonlit night, kissed and made love, even had a poem written to them by a street-side poet, but all of this Before Sunrise. For when the Sun awoke on the horizon, it signalled with its arrival his departure – a going away that held no promise of return, a separation that could no longer dissemble the bleak chance of reunion. They were in their 20s – too early to be tied down by the memories of that one night. If only wisdom and youth had walked hand in hand, they would have known that they could go away from that night but the night would never go away from them.Continue reading “Before Richard Linklater”

Boyhood (2014) Movie Review: The 12 Year Miracle

During my childhood we frequently changed houses. Each time we left our old house – that we called home – to move into a new one, a part of me felt sad. Those walls bore witness to my dumb conquests against mosquitoes, mother’s love and rage, all those happy moments we shared on a hot afternoon over mangoes. Yet that change was inevitable. In an early scene, as Mason Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) and his mother Olivia (Patricia Arquette) paint their soon to be vacated house, he seems to be sad about leaving back the home and moving back to another town but chooses to be silent. His older sister, Sam, is more vocal about the change. Olivia wants to go back to school so that she can get a good job and take care of her children. Such scenes are all over the place in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood.Continue reading “Boyhood (2014) Movie Review: The 12 Year Miracle”

Boyhood (2014): A Slice Of Life Belying Time

Language : English | Running Time : 164 Minutes | Director : Richard Linklater Boyhood PosterWatching a Richard Linklater movie is like watching life as it unravels. The conversation between Mason Jr.(Ellar Coltrane) and Mason Sr.(Ethan Hawke) when Mason and his girlfriend have broken up is a moment you want to treasure because it is not in every movie that you are given a matter of fact realisation of what life is. When Mason Sr. tells you that there is no real point to life when prodded by his son is what you would have loved to hear at that age. Life would have been so much easier then. It is hard not to get that feeling. A Richard Linklater movie is about such revelations, about such whimsical philosophies being thrown at us in the form of conversation.

Most people are familiar with Richard Linklater’s works through his “Before..” trilogy, a franchise that explored the nature of love through years, a stark exploration by gifting us two wonderful characters. Fans of his work will also be familiar with “Walking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly”, both of which have been movies that have had similar explorations about life and moments of conversational brilliance that have evoked the questions most of us ask ourselves. Boyhood is like a coming together of the questions from the past in the life of a boy as he ages from 6 to 18. In 12 years, we see the themes or questions Richard Linklater explores – love, rebirth, afterlife, life among others come alive and they still remain relevant and fresh.Continue reading “Boyhood (2014): A Slice Of Life Belying Time”

Trailer of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

boyhoodDirector Richard Linklater’s latest film Boyhood narrates the story of Mason (Ellar Coltrane) as he goes from being a 5 year old kid to being an 18 year old teenager.

Interestingly, Linklater has cast the same set of actors and shot with them for over a period of 12 years from 2002 to 2013.

The film also stars Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater and Ethan Hawke and is scheduled to release in July this year.Continue reading “Trailer of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood”