October2017

  • Secret Superstar

    Secret Superstar

    In ‘Secret Superstar’, a teenager wishes to be a singing star. But her conservative father will beat her black and blue if she’s caught pursing this line. Thankfully, she has the full backing of her mother; and Youtube and a burkha allows her a chance… Starring: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij,...
  • Defining Women Cinema

    Defining ‘Women Cinema’

    The history of cinema backs up unto 1890. Like in theatre, cinema also had a period when films were tabooed for women. During this period, women were not even allowed to play the role of the heroine on screen, and it was men who dressed up as women to...
  • MAMI

    Top Films of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2017 with Star

    Every film that has been selected in MAMI 2017 is possibly in a class of its own. “Undoubtedly the best film festival in India—227 films from 58 countries in 51 languages,” says Amit Khanna. However, since there is a limit to the number of films that one can view, here’s...
  • Mumbai Film Festival

    Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival with Star

    For regular festival buffs, Mumbai Academy for the Moving Images would revoke the nostalgia of the indie filmmaking, the film society movements across the country, the glamour and the power of intellect (and not of hallowed stardom). This is how the metro’s own film festival began. This is how...
  • Society cinema and the critic

    Society, Cinema & the Critic

    Man is a political animal. So reflected Aristotle. He went a step further to see politics and culture as by-products of nature. Man is given speech and moral reason as natural, inborn, gifts. So, any further device, or design, such as politics, must be natural, Aristotle thought. History is...
  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    Terrence Malick, one of America’s most respected filmmakers, first attracted attention through Badlands (1973) a film very much in the same mold as Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Robert Altman’s Thieves like Us (1974) in that it is about a young couple going on a robbery spree in the depression era and eventually...
  • Iss. X

    Vol. II. Iss. X. Oct 2017

    Vol. II. Iss. VII. Cinematic Illusions A Community Journal Of Artists, By Artists, For Artists Vol. II. Iss. X. October 01—31, 2017     Table of Contents Film review. Hollywood film — The Tree of Life ……………………………………………………………………………… MK Raghavendra Academic paper. Photography. Rejecting Media Constructed Identities in Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
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