June2018

  • 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...
  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    Abbas Kiarostami is the best known of Iranian filmmakers and it will not be out of place to assert that he put Iranian cinema on the world map. Yet, a careful viewing of his films raises questions about the validity of his methods. To put is plainly, Kiarostami’s best...
  • Iss. VI - The Long Goodbye

    Vol. III. Iss. VI. Jun 2018

    Vol. II. Iss. VII. Cinematic Illusions A Community Journal Of Artists, By Artists, For Artists Vol. III. Iss. VI. June 01—30, 2018     Table of Contents Cinema | Review. Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy ………………………………………………………………………………………. MK Raghavendra Cinema | Review. Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye …………………………………………………………………………………… MK Raghavendra     Copyrights & Fair Use Policy ©...
  • kaala

    Kaala

    Excerpts & links to reviews of Kaala, a Pa. Ranjith /Rajinikanth film   Starring: Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani Director: Pa. Ranjith India release date: June 07, 2018 Genre: Action, Crime, Drama Certification: U/A Language: Tamil Duration: 3 hrs, 5 mins                   Kaala on IMDB...
  • Iss. VI - The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye

    Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye (1973) – based on a novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler – belongs to a genre called the ‘hard-boiled detective story’, which may be regarded as a sub-category under noir and includes films like Huston’s The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Polanski’s Chinatown (1974). The genre has been accorded recognition as...
  • Reading & playing music

    Big Band Jazz. Part 2—Reading Music

    Big Band Jazz. Part 2 — Reading Music As I talk about my experience with a Big Band I can’t help but also talk about consciousness and the art of learning. I’m trusting that you DON’T need to be a drummer or musician to enjoy this article – but...