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Tag: film analysis
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.
A meditation on the meaning of family
Harini Pryor writes about The Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or-winning film.
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.
Pendance Film Festival
Anusha Srinivasan attends the young, indie film festival in Toronto.
A Secret Love
Tehmina Khan shares her thoughts on Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
The Fine Line between Reality and Farce: Notes from SGIFF 2019
Ramchander’s notes from Singapore International Film Festival 2019.
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.
An old man and a solitary man
Ramchander writes about Bharathiraja’s OM and Parthiban’s Oththa Seruppu, screened at Singapore South Asian International Film Festival.
The Ten Most Impactful Scenes of European Union Film Festival 2019
Ramchander shares a scene each from the ten European movies he watched at the film festival.
Found Footage: Chronicles of Horror, Realism, and Case Studies
Konstantinos writes about Found Footage and its long-standing popularity in the horror genre.
Minority Report: Visual Effects and Storytelling
Konstantinos makes a case for VFx as an effective storytelling tool.
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.
On the perils of opining about a movie
Why watch a movie? Why write about it? Madhu has questions, and maybe some answers.
Of feet, burqas, and boundaries
Ramchander’s notes from Sg.SAIFF 2018.
Madras Film Screening Club
A short interview with the team behind MFSC.
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).
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.