It appears to be cosmically noteworthy that ‘The Purge’ series is gradually getting better; the first movie was a dire and lifeless slasher horror that squandered one of the most fertile movie ideas in forever as a get out of jail free card for why nobody ever calls the cops. 1,620 more words
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In Conversation with Film Critic Deepanjana Pal: ' It's particularly heartbreaking when students don't know great works of Indian cinema'
The MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Images) organised Mumbai Film Festival is a blessing to the cinephiles of the city. Apart from screening the best of cinema from around the world as well as our country, MAMI undertakes a few initiatives like the Mumbai Young Critics (MYC) that are worth appreciation. 619 more words
MICHAEL A. VENTRELLA: When I lived in Boston, I enjoyed reading Nat Segaloff’s movie reviews and comments in the Boston Herald. They apparently impressed me enough that when I saw his name on Facebook a few years ago, I remembered him instantly and friended him. 2,237 more words
CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.”
Leonide Moguy’s “Whistle Stop” (1945) offers the most acerbic portrait of small town life in the 1940s this side of “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.” Perhaps because the Russian-born Moguy worked mostly in Europe he didn’t subscribe to our dream of small town virtue, and almost seemed to cherish every little brushstoke of the seedy mise-en-scene that he and his cinematographer Russell Metty breathed into the town of Ashbury. 423 more words