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  • Bernardo Bertolucci

    Bernardo Bertolucci

    The iconic Italian film director whose films are best known for their colorful visual style and fluid camerawork, Bernardo Bertolucci, passed away recently, creating a void in the field of cinema. Bertolucci started his career as an assistant director with Pier Paolo Pasolini in Accattone (1961), and considered Jean Luc Godard as...
  • Lincoln

    Lincoln

    There are numerous ways in which a biopic of a statesman or a politician can be put together in cinema and the chosen approach depends, partly, on the reverence with which the person is regarded by the public likely to watch the film. When a statesman is as well-regarded...
  • Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies

    Steven Spielberg’s 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 of the Auschwitz, its background...
  • 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...
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Spielberg is an educationist; and always teaches us something unique, in his Indiana movies. In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, he tells us that one of the coolest places to take your family for a summer holiday is down a gigantic triple waterfall in a...
  • Intellectual Thieves

    When a material thief is caught, they are first beaten up and then imprisoned. Why then, are those charged (if ever) with the more severe crime of intellectual thievery, let off with a monetary fine? Plagiarism is a serious offense to thinkers, and those who are guilty of committing...