Vertigo
One of the few films to employ the least amount of dialogue in an era where silent movies had become close to extinction
  • Onaatah

    Onaatah — Aesthetics under Lucidity

    Onaatah review – translated from original Assamese by Gitali Saikia   A long shot, night in a town, a huge building of a school or a college or a hospital; shadow and light draws complex pictures, through which a young girl is coming; just a moment; a car passes by,...
  • മുന്തിരിവള്ളി

    നമ്മൾ ഭർത്താക്കന്മാർ ഇത് അങ്ങനെയങ്ങ് വിട്ടുകൊടുത്താൽ പറ്റില്ല!

    Here’s how the husband in me reacted to Mohanlal’s ‘മുന്തിരിവള്ളി’! നമ്മുടെ ലാലേട്ടനെ മിസ്യൂസ് ചെയ്യുന്നതിനൊക്കെ ഒരതിരില്ലേ? സാമാന്യം ഭേദപ്പെട്ട ഒരു വൈഫും, അതിലും എത്രയോ മെച്ചപ്പെട്ട ഒരു ലൈഫും ഒക്കെ സ്വന്തമായിട്ടുണ്ടായിരുന്ന, മധ്യവയസ്ക്കനായ ഒരു ശരാശരി മലയാളി യുവാവായിരുന്നു ഇന്നലെ വരെ ഈ ഞ്യാൻ. അങ്ങനെയുള്ള എന്നെപോലുള്ളവരുടെ നെഞ്ചത്തോട്ടാണ് ഒരു ലൊട്ടുലൊടുക്ക് മുന്തിരിവള്ളി യും പൊക്കി പിടിച്ചോണ്ട് ഈ സിനിമയുടെ അണിയറ പ്രവർത്തകർ ഇക്കഴിഞ്ഞ...
  • The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse Among the various elements of camera style, the long uncut sequence has a way of getting attention for itself. Originally, the device was a constituent of mise en scène or the articulation of cinematic space (as opposed to montage, which is the articulation of time). Where...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Rani Padmini

    Rani Padmini

    Of the urge to break free   There comes a time in every girl’s imagination when what she’d want above all is to throw a few things in a bag and hit the road all by herself. Now, this may not sound like the sanest thing to do, but...
  • 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...
  • Pathemari

    Pathemari

    Homage to the stoic toilers in the Gulf   Most every Malayali has had a whiff of the highly-perfumed Gulf-returnee or at least has heard tales of it. Pathemari presents a glimpse of the other side: the hardships and mental struggles of those who went to make something for...
  • Ennu Ninte Moideen

    Ennu Ninte Moideen

    Perfectionism can be quite a nice trait to possess; except that it runs the danger of being a little expensive. Especially in filmmaking, an art form in which time is money and paying attention to a wide range of details is a requisite. Ennu Ninte Moideen (Yours, Moideen), reportedly,...
  • Double Barrel

    Filmmaking, in its finest form, is an art that employs visuals to tell a story. ‘Double Barrel’ is a visual extravaganza with no story at all to tell. It is simply bold and experimental, and, like the director’s ‘City of God’, is high on stylization steroids. The scenes are...
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