Tag Archives: Movies

Disney+ shows, movies to be streamed by Hotstar in India

New Delhi: Last Thursday, Walt Disney Co. announced the November 2019 launch of its highly anticipated, ad-free video streaming service, Disney+, in the US. However, the company is unlikely to launch the platform in India and, instead, route the original content created for the new OTT (over-the-top) service, and its movie library, to Indian audiences through Hotstar, the video streaming service owned by Star ... Read More »

Highest grossing Bollywood movies of February

The month of February was definitely a pretty exciting one for Bollywood as along with classic commercial movies, we saw films that tried experimenting with different kinds of subjects. On one hand, we had the massy comedy in Total Dhamaal and on the other we were treated with some Indian rap in Gully Boy. So, here’s listing Bollywood’s highest grossers ... Read More »

Reliance Entertainment teams up with Imtiaz Ali to make movies

Window Seat Films, LLP, is Reliance Entertainment’s fifth creative partnership with leading Indian filmmakers to form a production company Billionaire Anil Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment on Monday said it has formed a 50:50 joint venture with one of India’s most celebrated filmmaker, Imtiaz Ali, for production of movies. Window Seat Films, LLP, is Reliance Entertainment’s fifth creative partnership with leading Indian ... Read More »

10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in April

Finally! Last year’s big Emmy-winning breakout hit The Handmaid’s Tale is back on the air – “under his eye,” naturally – to give us yet another glimpse of a hellish, misogynistic dystopia that’s pure escapism. (Riiiight.) Offred and Co. will have plenty of competition for your attention this month, as the service also drops a doc on everyone’s favorite impossibly proportioned doll; ... Read More »

As Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ roars, here’s how DC’s ‘dark and turgid’ movies can play catch up

Source: Marvel A panther just mauled the box office competition, and some suggest its next victim might be an upstart superhero movie operation. The record-breaking debut of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” further cemented the superhero movie maker’s dominance over Hollywood. Yet Marvel’s counterpart, Warner Brothers’ DC Extended Universe (DCEU), has some serious catching up to do—especially after last year’s “Justice ... Read More »

10 Hollywood movies on black people

A still of ‘Black Panther’. New Delhi: Marvel’s superhero film Black Panther, which is currently storming the global box office, is noteworthy for its all-black star cast and emphasis on Afrofuturism, a philosophy that studies the intersection of Afro-American culture with technology. Here are 10 other Hollywood films focused on black people. The Color Purple (1985): The Steven Spielberg film depicts the issues ... Read More »

Martin McDonagh Plays Pool and Talks Movies

artin McDonagh, the filmmaker and playwright, sank into a ratty couch at Fat Cat, the game-filled dive bar on Christopher Street. It was late afternoon, with scattered customers playing Foosball and Ping-Pong. McDonagh, who is forty-seven, silver-haired, and less foulmouthed than his scripts, was a regular at Fat Cat in the late nineties, when his play “The Beauty Queen of ... Read More »

‘The New Mutants’ Will Kick Off a Trilogy of Horror Movies

20th Century Fox offered one hell of a Friday the 13th treat last week when they debuted the first trailer for the secretive X-Men movie The New Mutants. The film, directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), had been teased as being a YA-tinged horror film of sorts, and indeed that’s exactly what was revealed in that trailer: a very grounded, creepy haunted house film ... Read More »

Summer Studio Movies Of 2017 Fail Vito Russo Test Of LGBTQ Representation

There’s the Bechdel Test and then there’s the Vito Russo Test. Where the Bechdel Test evaluates the portrayal of women in film, the Vito Russo Test examines the representation of the LGBTQ community in movies. The test was applied to the movies from this year’s summer box office season and the results did not indicate a pass with flying colors. In fact, they barely ... Read More »

The Politics of American Movies

The essence of the current cultural discourse is that everything we watch is at least latently political. And we, the people, are hungry for political art. This recurring column, The Politics of American Movies, will explore everything from racially progressive Westerns and anti-fascist comedies to documentaries about the working class and popcorn flicks with subversive bite. 2 hours ago On ‘Blue ... Read More »