Santanu Das
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Cassandro director reveals how Gael García Bernal came onboard the film

In an exclusive interview, director Roger Ross Williams shared how he first came to know about Cassandro and that one film reference which was important to him.

interview Director Roger Ross Williams and star Gael García Bernal on set during the shoot for Cassandro.
Published on Sep 21, 2023 06:12 AM IST

Leonardo DiCaprio to Cillian Murphy: Who's leading the Best Actor race to Oscars

Let's take a look at the Best Actor race for the Oscars, with predictions heating up after the fall festival premieres.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Cillian Murphy and Andrew Scott are in the running for the Best Actor Oscar race this year.
Published on Sep 15, 2023 06:41 PM IST

Kaala review: Intelligence has left the building in Bejoy Nambiar's new series

Kaala review: An Intelligence officer has to solve a massive case of money laundering that turns out to be little more than an empty, disorienting misfire.

Avinash Tiwary in a still from Kaala.
Published on Sep 15, 2023 01:49 PM IST

Emma Stone to Sandra Hüller: Decoding the Best Actress frontrunner to the Oscars

Let's take a look at the Best Actress race for the Oscars after the end of fall festivals, which is turning out to be the most competitive in recent years.

Emma Stone, Sandra Hüller and Margot Robbie are in the running for the Best Actress Oscar race this year.
Published on Sep 11, 2023 01:52 PM IST

Sitting in Bars with Cake review: A resonant tale of friendship and loss

Sitting in Bars with Cake review: Another entry in the classic cancer tearjerker that shakily offers just the right amount of sweetness.

Yara Shahidi and Odessa A’zion in a still from Sitting in Bars with Cake.
Published on Sep 09, 2023 03:37 PM IST

Anurag Kashyap, director Akshat Ajay Sharma talk trans representation in Haddi

Anurag Kashyap, who stars in Haddi, shared that when he was searching for trans actors for the part of Kukoo in Sacred Games, no one was ready to play the part.

interview Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anurag Kashyap in Haddi.
Published on Sep 06, 2023 07:53 PM IST

10 films premiering at the 2023 Venice Film Festival that we can't wait to watch

New titles from Wes Anderson to David Fincher, Sofia Coppola to Ava DuVernay, here are 10 picks from the 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival.

Venice Film Festival 2023 lineup includes films from Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Sofia Coppola and Yorgos Lanthimos.
Published on Sep 01, 2023 02:38 PM IST

Scam 2003 The Telgi Story review: Show lacks the daring of Gagan Dev Riar

Scam 2003: The Telgi Story review: The first five episodes of the second installment in the Scam franchise focus on the rise of Abdul Karim Telgi.

Gagan Dev Riar stars as Abdul Karim Telgi.
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 02:25 PM IST

Taali review: Sushmita Sen tries her best to rescue one-note biographical drama

Taali review: Created by Arjun Singgh Baran and Kartk Nishandar, JioCinema's new series Taali sees Sushmita Sen essay trans activist Shreegauri Sawant.

Taali is available to stream on Jio Cinema.
Updated on Aug 15, 2023 11:55 AM IST

Red, White & Royal Blue review: Royal romance is far too safe and predictable

Red, White & Royal Blue review: Based on Casey McQuiston's novel, this royal fairytale makes the son of the US president and a British prince fall in love.

Red, White & Royal Blue is available to stream on Prime Video.
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 01:57 PM IST

The Jengaburu Curse review: Noble intentions cannot save this rushed drama

The Jengaburu Curse review: Helmed by Nila Madhav Panda, the series details tribal displacement and institutional corruption with the design of a thriller.

The Jengaburu Curse is available to stream on SonyLiv.
Published on Aug 09, 2023 01:37 PM IST

Red, White and Royal Blue director Matthew López on that coming out scene

In a chat with Hindustan Times, Matthew López shared how he cannot imagine the film without its two leading actors Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine.

interview Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine with director Matthew López on the set of Red, White and Royal Blue.
Published on Aug 07, 2023 06:15 AM IST

Heartstopper season 2 review: Queer teen love story lacks bite

Heartstopper Season 2 review: Nick and Charlie are back at Truham High, with friends for company. Filled with earnest delights, the show stays safe to a fault.

Joe Locke and Kit Connor in a still from Heartstopper Season 2, which released on Netflix on August 3.
Published on Aug 06, 2023 01:52 PM IST

The Hunt for Veerappan review: A riveting docuseries that will leave you shaken

The Hunt for Veerappan: Helmed by Selvamani Selvaraj, the new Netflix docuseries delves deep into the manhunt of the brigand Veerappan.

A still from The Hunt for Veerappan.
Published on Aug 04, 2023 02:51 PM IST

Barbie is everything but she's not anti-Ken, just about male fragility

Greta Gerwig's Barbie wears its feminist resolve wrapped under its delightfully pink meta-commentary. Its bitter aim is only directed at patriarchy.

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in a still from Barbie.
Published on Jul 24, 2023 06:55 AM IST

Bawaal review: The most insensitive film of the year is here

Bawaal movie review: Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor star in the Nitesh Tiwari film, where horrors of World War II are re-imagined to save a crumbling marriage.

Bawaal is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Published on Jul 21, 2023 11:29 AM IST

The Trial review: Kajol's OTT debut serves no pyaar, some kanoon, lots of dhokha

The Trial - Pyaar Kaanoon Dhokha review: Expect loud background music and a total lack of nuance in this show starring Kajol and Jisshu Sengupta.

Kajol stars as Noyonika Sengupta in The Trial - Pyaar Kaanoon Dhokha.
Published on Jul 14, 2023 07:55 PM IST

Neeyat adheres to the template, but lacks much-needed irony and ambition

Neeyat, starring Vidya Balan as a detective, is far too shy to take chances and tackle larger socio-economic crises at play in order to leave an impact.

Vidya Balan in a still from Neeyat, which released in theatres on July 7.
Published on Jul 10, 2023 06:08 AM IST

The Summer I Turned Pretty: Christopher and Gavin's advice for Conrad, Jeremiah

In an exclusive chat, The Summer I Turned Pretty stars Christopher Briney and Gavin Casalegno reveal what advice would their characters need ahead of season 2.

interview Christopher Briney (Conrad Fisher) and Gavin Casalegno (Jeremiah) in a still from The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2. It premieres on July 14 on Amazon Prime Video.
Published on Jul 07, 2023 05:22 PM IST

Vidya Balan, director Anu Menon on Neeyat and comparisons with Knives Out

Vidya Balan plays detective Maya Rao in Anu Menon's Neeyat. She shares her first reaction to the script and her take on those Daniel Craig comparisons.

interview Vidya Balan plays a detective in Anu Menon's murder mystery Neeyat. It released in theatres on July 7.
Published on Jul 07, 2023 02:10 PM IST

Lust Stories 2: Konkona Sen Sharma's The Mirror juxtaposes class and desire

Konkona Sen Sharma directs a deliciously rich and poignant segment in Lust Stories 2, with two compelling performances from Tillotama Shome and Amruta Subhash.

Amruta Subhash in a still from Lust Stories 2.
Published on Jun 30, 2023 06:39 PM IST

And, Towards Happy Alleys review: A tender, moving snapshot of Iran

And, Towards Happy Alleys review: Sreemoyee Singh's camera sensitively traces the growing climate of Iranian resistance through interviews and poetic anecdotes.

And, Towards Happy Alleys had its UK premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest.
Published on Jun 29, 2023 03:43 PM IST

20 Days in Mariupol review: A vital, nightmarish chronicle of the Ukraine war

20 Days in Mariupol review: Mstyslav Chernov documents the early weeks of the Russian invasion of the Ukranian city of Mariupol in first-person narration.

20 Days in Mariupol played at the 30th Sheffield DocFest.
Published on Jun 23, 2023 09:09 PM IST

The Hearing review: Thought-provoking doc on the ordeal of asylum seekers

The Hearing review: Four asylum seekers from various parts of the world answer questions as part of the Swiss application procedure in this doc by Lisa Gerig.

A still from The Hearing, which premiered at the Sheffield Doc Fest.
Published on Jun 22, 2023 05:07 PM IST

The Night Manager creator Sandeep Modi on how Tom Hiddleston reacted to show

The Night Manager creator Sandeep Modi talks about the challenges of adapting the beloved series for an Indian audience and how Tom Hiddleston reacted to it.

interview Sandeep Modi shares how Tom Hiddleston reacted when he watched the Indian adaptation of The Night Manager,
Published on Jun 22, 2023 07:12 AM IST

No Winter Holidays review: Wondrous in style, frustrating in effect

No Winter Holidays review: Directors Rajan Kathet and Sunir Pandey narrow down their gaze on two widows surviving a harsh winter in the Nepalese Himalayas.

No Winter Holidays premiered at the 30th edition of the Sheffield Doc Fest.
Published on Jun 21, 2023 04:54 PM IST

Tish review: A rousing and intimate portrait of British photographer Tish Murtha

Tish review: Chronicling the life of British working class photographer Tish Murtha, Paul Sng's docu-biopic is a moving tribute to the legacy of an artist.

Tish screened as the opening night film at the 30th Sheffield Doc Fest.
Published on Jun 20, 2023 10:59 AM IST

School of Lies review: Case of a missing child goes on trauma-dumping spree

School of Lies review: The show revolves around the case of a missing child in a fictional boarding school that houses many secrets.

Nimrat Kaur in a still from School of Lies.
Published on Jun 02, 2023 08:20 PM IST

Scoop review: Hansal Mehta sets the bar high in one of the year's best shows

Scoop review: Karishma Tanna gives career-best performance as crime reporter Jagruti Pathak, who is accused of murder in Hansal Mehta's gripping drama series.

Scoop stars Karishma Tanna as a crime reporter accused of murder.
Published on Jun 02, 2023 01:21 PM IST

10 years of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: Naina and her story need to be revisited

10 Years of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: Ayan Mukherji's beloved coming-of-age romance starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone has aged delightfully with time.

opinion Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in a still from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
Published on May 31, 2023 03:46 PM IST
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