Television amazes me with everything that comes out and just leaves me gasping as too why movies can’t be this good. I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that some of the most creative writing, mind-blowing direction, performances and refreshing & completely honest to the story cinematography that we can see comes from television. Without any further blabbing these are some of my favorite Crime/Drama modern TV shows that I have been obsessed with the loads that I have seen and some which does not make it cos haven’t done watching with them. This is my list and these are my favorites and I don’t mean to be insulting towards what you like so don’t go all gangsta troll on me by shoving down your opinion not being in the list. However, I would love to know your favorites. Will try and keep the spoilers to the minimum. So with much further ado here we go:
After kicking off in a grand style with the screening of Ang Lee’s visual dazzler Life of Pi, the ninth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (or DIFF as it is popularly known) came to a close on December 16th after a scintillating week showcasing some of the best that the world of cinema had to offer.
The oldest film festival of the Gulf region, this year’s DIFF fest featured nearly 158 titles in over 43 languages vying for combined prize money of nearly $600,000.Continue reading “Dubai Film Festival 2012 : the MAM coverage (part 1)”
Finally we have a movie being made on the master of the macabre, Alfred Hitchcock. With Anthony Hopkins in the titular role, Dame Helen Mirren as his partner Alma Reville and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, the star of Psycho, This one looks like an absolute cracker. Continue reading “Trailer of Hitchcock: The Alfred Hitchcock Biopic”
Note- After the disastrous Ek Deewana Tha as Gautham Menon gets ready to take back to his familiar territory with the trilingual- Neethane En Ponvasantham/Yeto Vellipoyundhi Manasu/Assi Nabbe Poore Sau we throw a look back at an experiment he did last year ( 2011 ).
Writer- Director Gautham Vasudev Menon has carved a place for himself in the annals of Tamil Cinema through his movies. Be it the romantic musicals like Minnale or his recent Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa ( VTV ) or his cop stories like Kakka Kakka or Vettaiyadu Vilayadu, Gautham’s films have more or less connected with the audience, even when he made a more personal film like Vaaranam Aayiram.Continue reading “Nadunisi Naaygal : Who says barking dogs seldom bite?”
Popular cinema adheres to popular myths. Like the icon of the mother. The mother figure is, by and large, a prototype of virtues. Of givingness and caring. Of sacrifice and suffering. We have several examples of these sorts in popular Indian cinema. Mehboob Khan produced and directed Mother India released in 1957. Since then, in public perception the image of that Mother has been engraved as the epitome of motherhood.Continue reading “Mere Paas Ma Hain……Myth of Mothers”