July2017

  • The Double Life of Veronique

    The Double Life of Veronique

    The late Krzysztof Kieslowski was one of the most overrated of European filmmakers and few films demonstrate the drawbacks in his approach more than The Double Life of Veronique (1991), regarded by many to be his best film. East European cinema during the communist era was – with some exceptions –...
  • Iss. VII

    Book review—Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Guns & Thighs’

    Book: Guns & Thighs—the story of my life Author: Ram Gopal Varma Publisher: Rupa Publication Price: Rs. 500/-    This is how the notorious Ram Gopal Varma illustrates his concept of film in his autobiographical book, Guns & Thighs—the story of my life. It’s not tough to comprehend why the...
  • Lipstick Under My Burkha

    Lipstick Under My Burkha

      Lipstick Under My Burkha was initially refused a theatrical release by the Censor Board, because “the story is lady oriented, their fantasy above life. There are contagious sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of society.” This rather strange and...
  • The Book of Eli

    The Book of Eli

    It took Moses forty years to cross the desert. When The Book of Eli opens, Eli (Denzel Washington) has already spent thirty years walking towards his chosen destination, quite appropriately, the West. His is a character much like that of an angel from the older of the two Testaments;...
  • Iss. VII

    Vol. II. Iss. VII. Jul 2017

    Vol. II. Iss. VII. Cinematic Illusions A Community Journal Of Artists, By Artists, For Artists Vol. II. Iss. VII. July 01—31, 2017     Table of Contents Film review. Hollywood film — The Book of Eli ………………………………………………………………………………by Dalton L Book review. Ram Gopal Varma’s Guns & Thighs—the story of my life .…………………………………….by Utpal...
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