Rose Dymock writes about the 1958 movie Shadows, directed by John Cassavetes.
Category: Film Analysis
Found Footage: Chronicles of Horror, Realism, and Case Studies
Konstantinos writes about Found Footage and its long-standing popularity in the horror genre.
Competing victories: Battle of sensibilities in Tamil cinema
Madhu watches two contemporaneous Tamil movies and writes about them.
Why aren’t we talking about Indian Parallel Cinema?
Omar Ahmed makes an impassioned plea for us to pay attention to the films that constituted this movement.
Minority Report: Visual Effects and Storytelling
Konstantinos makes a case for VFx as an effective storytelling tool.
My Favourite Films of 2018
Iniyavan makes a list for us.
The case is closed
Amit Agarwal takes a close look at Mrinal Sen’s 1982 film Kharij.
The Neon Demon
Michael Derrick writes about Hollywood’s tryst with horror, and Nicolas Winding Refn’s polarizing film, The Neon Demon.
In praise of slow cinema
Kamila Kunda shares her passion for cinema that reflects the natural rhythms of life.
An exploration of emotional infidelity
Gayathiri looks at how this issue is presented in The Red Thread (Spanish) and Sathi Leelavathi (Tamil).
Paper art expresses a mega landscape change
Coco introduces us to Rob Carter’s stop-motion film Metropolis.
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Kaala and Pa Ranjith the artist
Ramchander argues that Pa Ranjith’s filmography is never lacking in form, even if such complaints abound.
The Chennai of Tamil Cinema
Ramchander wonders why we seem to be seeing the same few stories over and over, when there are several more unfolding at any given moment in Chennai.
LGBTQ+ stories at City of Asylum
Anusha Srinivasan writes about Sancharram and Trembling Before G-d, films that talk about oft-ignored stories.
Movie magazines, Hollywood celebrities and spoilers galore
Letícia Magalhães writes about the history of film and film magazines, and how our perception of both has evolved in the last century.
Revistas de cinema, celebridades de Hollywood e uma dose de spoilers
Letícia Magalhães escreve sobre a história das revistas de cinema e cinema e como nossa percepção de ambas evoluiu no último século.
Subverting the Western Genre: Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country
Sara Cousins writes about Sweet Country, a movie set in the Australian outback.
Pari: Rethinking Horror
Jiya writes about her fascination for Horror stories, and why the movie Pari brings some freshness to this genre.
Revelations – A new aesthetic in Tamil cinema
Nilavazhagan writes in great detail about the artistic choices that make the Tamil independent film Revelations stand out.
ரெவலேஷன்ஸ் – தமிழ் சினிமாவில் புதிய அழகியல்
சுயாதீன தமிழ்ப் படமான ரெவலேஷன்ஸ் தனித்தன்மை பெற்றிருப்பதற்குக் காரணமான கலைநயத் தெரிவுகளை விவரிக்கிறார் நிலவழகன்.
High, Low, and Everything in Between
Michael Clancy looks at how space has been used in Akira Kurosawa’s High and Low.
The (imaginary) dream girl
Anusha Srinivasan writes about how the movie Ruby Sparks almost subverts the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope.
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Ajay explores how the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation explores the ideas of virtual and augmented reality through its plot lines.
The Goddess: Satyajit Ray and the myth of the Eternal Feminine
Rafaella Britto writes about Devi, the Satyajit Ray movie that explores the relationship between femininity and divinity in a patriarchal society.
A Deusa: Satyajit Ray e o mito do Eterno Feminino
Rafaella Britto escreve sobre Devi, filme de Satyajit Ray que explora a relação entre feminilidade e divindade em uma sociedade patriarcal.
Jagat – A Dialogue about Life
K Balamurugan writes about Tamil cinema in Malaysia, the groundbreaking movie Jagat (2015), and relating to it as a boy growing up in Malaysia of the 1990s.
ஜகாட் – வாழ்க்கையை உரையாடுதல்
கே.பாலமுருகன் மலேசிய தமிழ் சினிமாவையும், ஜகாட் திரைப்படத்தின் தாக்கத்தையும், 1990களின் மலேசியாவில் தனது பால்யத்தையும் தொடர்பு படுத்தி எழுதியுள்ளார்.
When is an Indian not an Indian?
Aashish Gadhvi examines how Hindi cinema portrays the Indian abroad, and how this has changed over the years.
Smouldering Rubber – The Politics of Kabali
Jeyannathann Karunanithi writes about the politics of the Tamil movie Kabali. He argues that we must familiarize ourselves with the socio-geographic-historical landscape of the movie before we pick it apart.