February2018

  • 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 –...
  • New Cinema

    Benegal’s New Cinema

    Imposing, ancient, heavyweight pillars, and busy preparation for a shoot in the midst of them—this is the opening sequence of Benegal’s New Cinema, a film by Iram Ghufran, who had us mesmerized with her earlier film, ‘There is something in the air’. The pillars create a sense of traditional...
  • Cinema and women

    Of Cinema and Women

    The influence of media on people is unexplainable. It starts from simple mundane things as buying a pen, but extends to extremes of life changing decision making and so on. When we speak of media it includes every aspect of it, beginning from the newspapers to the cyber world...
  • Hostiles

    Hostiles

    In Hostiles, a native-American-hating cavalry captain is ordered to escort a few of his captives, a dying Cheyenne chief and his immediate family members, back to the latter’s tribal lands, passing through dangerous trails.   Starring: Christian Bale, Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Ava Cooper Director: Scott Cooper India release date:...
  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    Black Panther begins directly after the events of Captain America: Civil War. King T’Challa returns home to Wakanda. But when two enemies conspire to bring down the kingdom, T’Challa must team up, as the Black Panther, with a CIA agent and Wakanda’s all-female special forces.   Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael...
  • Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water is the story of loneliness; of the beauty of a captured merman & of oddball romance; of the ugliness of racism & supremism; & of the stupidities of cold-war-era politics.   Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon Director: Guillermo del Toro India release date: Feb 16 Genre:...
  • Skyfall

    Vol. III. Iss. II. Feb 2018

    Vol. II. Iss. VII. Cinematic Illusions A Community Journal Of Artists, By Artists, For Artists Vol. III. Iss. II. February 01—28, 2018     Table of Contents Cinema | Feature. Of Cinema and Women ……………………………………………………………………….. Muktha “Pappathy” Deedi Chand Cinema | Review. Hollywood film—Sam Mendes’ Skyfall …………………………………………………………………………… MK Raghavendra Music | Live Show. The Blue Notes...
  • Literature

    The Blue Notes

    I wandered deep into the old cotton fields, and heard the voices of the sad Afro-American saints again, last night. And in those moments, I saw the light of eternity. For, the pathways to divinity exist in certain micro-intervals between the seven music notes. Even in the academic circles...
  • Short Films - Radhika Apte in Anukul

    Short Films

    Short films are a relatively easy way to showcase one’s filmic talents to a large audience. Here’s bringing you the latest releases online.   My Mother’s Wedding—Hindi | Jan 28, 2018 Writer-director: Sanil Gosavi Actors: Delnaaz Irani, Trupti Khamkar, Sanil Gosavi, Ajoy Chakraborty, & Abhishek Sharrma Tagline: An emotionally broken...