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Some shows from India can be Amazon's next big global hits: Jennifer Salke

Mumbai, March 16 -- When Jennifer Salke took over as head of Amazon Studios in February last year, after her predecessor Roy Price quit over sexual harassment claims, she inherited a number of challen... Read More


Movie Review | 'Photograph' is sensitively rendered but staid

New Delhi, March 15 -- Six years after The Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra returns with another film about two lonely souls. It deals, as his first feature did, with that quintessentially Mumbai feeling of bei... Read More


Film review: 'Captain Marvel' offers familiar thrills

New Delhi, March 8 -- Sparring with her mentor, Yon-Rogg (Jude Law), Kree soldier Vers (Brie Larson) is told, "Humour is a distraction." The MCU tone is by now well-enough established that this can be... Read More


'Soni': Serve, protect, support

New Delhi, March 8 -- Soni opens with a man following a woman on a bicycle at night, calling after her-a long, unbroken take, as all the film's scenes are. She stops and confronts him; suddenly, he's ... Read More


The kindest cut

New Delhi, March 2 -- In July 2017, a no-budget B-movie opened in two cinema halls in Tokyo. It was called Kamera O Tomeru Na!-which, translated, means "Don't stop the camera!". The director, Shin'ich... Read More


Film review: 'Sonchiriya' cuts to the bone

New Delhi, March 1 -- Sonchiriya opens with a shin-kick of an image: a close-up of a shiny dead snake head crawling with flies. It's lying in the path of a band of approaching dacoits, led by Man Sing... Read More


Oscar glory for period film with India connection

New Delhi, Feb. 25 -- In the mostly sedate 91st Academy Awards (save for Spike Lee, who slipped an expletive past the censors), there was a moment of high drama for Indian viewers when Period. End of ... Read More


'Green Book' is all too simplistic

New Delhi, Feb. 23 -- Four years after #OscarsSoWhite began trending, there are two films by African-American directors in the Best Picture race. Both Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' and Ryan Coogler's '... Read More


Film review: 'Total Dhamaal' adds up to virtually nothing

New Delhi, Feb. 22 -- After the outbreak of flag-waving that took over Hindi cinema last month, it's a relief to be able to write a review that doesn't read like a state of the nation address or a dis... Read More


A patch of pink in the city

New Delhi, Feb. 16 -- If you're a flamingo in love, don't get too attached. This is not a bird accustomed to sticking with the same partner over multiple breeding seasons. In The Thing With Feathers, ... Read More