Karthick RM writes about Peter Wild’s study of Akira Kurosawa, and about his own viewing of the auteur’s cinema.
Category: Film Analysis
The Night Of: A Case Study of Realism in HBO’s Cinematic World
Konstantinos is taken by The Night Of and he wants you to watch this miniseries.
Powerful Sequences, Defining Soundtracks
Konstantinos writes about musical scores that never fail to move him.
Non-Acting in Satyajit Ray’s Cinema
Amitava Nag writes about actors, acting, and the auteur Satyajit Ray.
The Tamil Villain
Karthick RM thinks it’s time we paid more attention to the villain in Tamil cinema.
Titillation and perversion: the cis lens of Super Deluxe
Arvind argues that this widely loved Tamil film does a grave disservice to trans people.
Tawaifs and Hindi Cinema
Nihira discusses the history of tawaifs in India, their relationship with Hindustani music and Hindi cinema.
India on Film: Fascinating, but half-hearted
Ramakrishnan M. writes about the newly released documentary India on Film, pieced together from archival footage.
A gun, some blood, and Mysskin
Ramchander writes on Mysskin’s film Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum and translates passages from the filmmaker’s book about the film.
The importance of dystopia in sci-fi
Konstantinos makes a case for dystopian films.
Murder on the Orient Express: A Grand Tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood
Maneesh Krishnan writes about Sidney Lumet’s classic.
The making of Wade
Upamanyu takes us through the process of making Wade, a climate change horror film.
Of displacement and memory
Paroma writes about the animated film, The Breadwinner, set in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
Smells like inclusion
Amit Agarwal writes about the newly released Netflix film, Axone.
Influential, Dissuasive, and Thought-Provoking Monologues
Konstantinos lists ten of his favourite monologues from films and television shows.
Anusha writes about the men in Eeb Ally Ooo! and Nasir.
On Tezuka Osamu’s experimental animated shorts
Julia Shiota revisits part of the legendary artist’s filmography.
Epic Plot Holes in Iconic Films
Konstantinos has a few questions up his sleeve!
The complex trinity of women in Parasakthi
Shakila Zamboulingame analyses the representations of women in this iconic Tamil film from 1952.
This is England ’83 / ’86 / ’88 / ’90
Konstantinos writes about the film that gave audiences a peek into youth culture and English society during the Thatcher era.
The Qatsi Trilogy
Konstantinos introduces us to a case study of existentialism through the lens, montage, and music.
A Woman’s Work: A Perspective on Work and Exploitation
Amarnath shares his thoughts after watching the documentary about NFL’s cheerleader problem.
Bombay Rose: On patriarchy and the Indian male
Ramchander has questions after watching Gitanjali Rao’s animated film.
Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)
How many more remakes do we need? Is it the American audience’s demand to Americanise foreign successes, or Hollywood’s mania to prove they can do it better?
Indie, Low Budget, and Utterly Mind-Bending
Konstantinos writes about some indie films that are… complicated, to put it simply.
Don’t analyse the magic: Ildikó Enyedi’s On Body and Soul
Gréta Csernik writes about the recent rise of Hungarian cinema.
Enyedi Ildikó filmje, Testről és lélekről – A magyar mozi
Csernik Gréta írja a magyar mozi közelmúltbeli megjelenését.
Adapting 300: Mise en scène & Visual Effects
Konstantinos discusses the movie and the graphic novel that was a major influence.
True Detective (2014 – 2019)
Konstantinos reflects on the narrative and character development of the television series.
Score to Screen: UP
Sureshkumar listens closely to the “Married Life” montage from Up, to examine how music is married to the moving images.