Friday, July 30, 2010

The Steel;When It Melts


This tradition of exposing the vulnerability of the male ego, in cinema, ran rather curiously, simultaneously with the tradition of taking a male figure and granting him exclusivity among lesser mortals. Would it be wrong to say that for a long time, and even now, the discussion on the nature of the male ego has remained the most significant dialectic between purely studio-based mainstream blockbuster cinema and smaller cinema? Is it ironic that Ben Hur and Shadows were released close to each other; or that the same year gave us Luke Skywalker and Alvy Singer? READ MORE

Friday, July 9, 2010

Retrospective of Ang Lee Films


Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre, New Delhi, in collaboration with Directorate of Film Festivals will be hosting acclaimed Director Ang Lee’s Retrospective Film Festival from 23rd to 25th July 2010 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. Thereafter, the movies will be showcased in Pune and Kolkata. The five films that will be screened for audiences are: Fine Line (1984), Pushing Hands (1992), The Wedding Banquet (1993), Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000). This festival traces Ang Lee’s journey starting from his first college. READ MORE

Thursday, July 1, 2010

IA: Elusive Dream: XI


IA talks about experimental auteur Tom Chomont and examines his role in the hierarchy of the 1960s Structuralist Cinema in America, while also inaugurating its annual Film Critic Symposium in its Issue 11 READ MORE