Anirban Lahiri

  • 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...
  • Allied

    Allied is a Paramount Pictures release of a GK Films, ImageMovers production. Producers: Graham King, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis. Executive producers: Steven Knight, Patrick McCormick, Denis O’Sullivan, Jack Rapke. Director: Robert Zemeckis Screenplay: Steven Knight. Camera (color, widescreen): Don Burgess. Editors: Mick Audsley, Jeremiah O’Driscoll. Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard,...
  • Film Festivals

    On the History and Importance of Film Festivals

    In the Indian subcontinent, the tradition of film festivals goes back to 1952, when the first International Film Festival of India (IFFI) took place, in Mumbai. It gave birth to a new league of Indian filmmakers, such as the Bengali trio Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen, who...
  • spectre

    Spectre

    007 is dead. Spectre brought a Bollywoodish Bond home just when the previous three films sparked some hope of coming out of the typical feudal hierarchical structure of the chivalric Great Britain to address a more personal, neo-capitalist, contemporary existence. Probably, the old times had to be back as...
  • Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies

    Steven Spielberg makes it happen again. His penchant for historico-political films began with The Color Purple (1985), for which he was panned both by the American black community and the critics. He grew up, in a big way, since this early attempt, when he tried an epic scale recreation...
  • CSF

    Community Supported Film (CSF)

    Social Documentary Director Michael Sheridan’s Community Supported Film (CSF) initiates cinematic campaign by training local filmmakers, and video-journalists, especially from the underdeveloped and developing countries, in the art of storytelling. They have a three-fold goal which begins with the training of local people so that they can showcase the...
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