Il Posto
Ermano Olmi's Il Posto brings alive to us the moments in our own lives that we misplaced because the emotions they generated were too fleeting, too fragile to be retained.
  • 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 –...
  • Talk to Her

    Talk to Her

    Talk to Her Writer-Director: Pedro Almodóvar Stars: Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling   The story of Talk to Her does not need retelling – especially since it has been so widely seen but it is divided into three major segments pertaining to the three key relationships in the...
  • Iss. VI - The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye Director: Robert Altman Writers: Leigh Brackett, Raymond Chandler Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden 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...
  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    Certified Copy Director: Abbas Kiarostami Writers: Abbas Kiarostami, Caroline Eliacheff Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière   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...
  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises Director:Christopher Nolan Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Nolan Stars: Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy   I must admit that among America’s superheroes, I have a special fondness for the Batman. This is not only because he does not sport America’s colors as Superman and...
  • The Master

    The Master

    The Master Writer-director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Price Carson, Mike Howard Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Paul Thomas Anderson is not an easy American filmmaker to characterize but his work is perhaps best understood as an American response to European art cinema of the post-war years. Classical...
  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    Skyfall: The Last Englishman Director: Sam Mendes Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller Duration: 2 hrs 23 min   Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, it seems to me, is not only the best James Bond film hitherto but is also conceived as that last one –...
  • The White Tiger

    The White Tiger

    The White Tiger Director: Ramin Bahrani Writers: Aravind Adiga, Ramin Bahrani Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Adarsh Gourav   Warning: This "review" contains SPOILERS throughout.   When Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger book came out in 2008, it became a sudden hit. The fame can be attributed to part...
  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods Director:Drew Goddard Writers: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison   Although The Cabin in the Woods is nominally a teen horror film in the mold of Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981), it not only uses another kind of narrative – perhaps consciously...

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