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Twenty years ago today I went to see The Smashing Pumpkins play at Maple Leaf Gardens. It was by far the biggest concert I’d ever been to – my first arena show. 273 more words

The Five Stages of Filmmaking (Ch. 3)

Moneymaking is the major part of the Hollywood filmmaking machine. After all, it is a business. And, while it’s true that some films are still created for the “art of cinematic experiences,” today, those are few and far between. 1,250 more words

The Birth of Cinema

Welcome, join me on my journey of learning about film from its earliest stages. Now lets turn back the time to 1895, we’re in France and who knew what great creations were going to come shortly our way. 734 more words



Today is the birthday of Alice Guy-Blaché, who was born in France in 1873. You may not have heard of Alice, but she was a pioneer of French cinema. 1,075 more words

Brilliant Europeans

Il Cinema Ritrovato

Yesterday, I arrived in Bologna to attend the thirtieth edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato. During this week-long film festival organized by the Cineteca di Bologna, both classic and rare films  from every period in film history are shown, and film archives from all over the world present their latest restorations. 125 more words


Happy Birthday Karan! Here's Why I Think Student of the Year was Under Appreciated!

Karan is 44 years old today!  Not married, no kids, but it doesn’t matter because his legacy is going to be everything he has done for Indian film for the past 18 years.   1,431 more words

Film Reviews

Let there be Lumières

Back to the beginning … my latest Silent but deadly! column for the Guardian is on the astonishing short films made by the Lumière company, which reveal their riches in a fantastic new restoration. 6 more words