Thank you 2012: You changed our lives !

While we lost many icons in 2012, there were many who got a new lease of life. Character actors making breakthroughs, directors finding appreciation after a spate of flops, veterans making comebacks; 2012 saw it all. I have tried to put together few of those names here. Not an exhaustive list. Just a few I…

Disappointing Films of 2012

As the year passes by, every film buff likes to look back on the films that gave him/her a sheer viewing pleasure and made for a memorable movie watching experience. And then, there are films which also cause nothing but sheer disappointment, heartbreak and anguish, mainly due to the expectations that were attached to these…

Auteur & Acting: The Michael Chekhov Acting Technique

If cinema is the director’s medium And the director is an artist, an Auteur An Auteur director works in collaboration with the writer which is the first stage of creation But collaboration with an actor with an acting technique can lead to an exciting final stage of creation waiting to be explored

DIFF 2012 – The MAM coverage Part 2

The Dubai Film Festival coverage continues, this time focussing on India, with reviews of Valley of Saints, Miss Lovely, Shutter, Gattu, Shobdo and Shahid.  This year, as always, the Dubai Film Festival had a fair share of offerings from the subcontinent. A special program titled ‘Celebration of Indian Cinema’ brought together some interesting films from various parts of…