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Tim Burton explores the meaning of Art in “Big Eyes”

Tim Burton explores the meaning of Art in “Big Eyes”

What is art? A question posed by director Tim Burton in his new movie “Big Eyes,” which tells the weirder-than-fiction story of, Margaret Keane, the painter of the waiflike figures with sad faces and oversized peepers that first gazed at and transfixed Americans in the fifties. After divorcing h...

Ridley Scott in Exodus: Was Moses A Terrorist?

Ridley Scott in Exodus: Was Moses A Terrorist?

An avalanche of criticism was hurled at  Sir Ridley Scott,  when he announced the casting of American, European and Australian stars to play African and Middle Eastern characters in his new biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” which follows the journey of  Moses from a loyal commander in t...

Jennifer Aniston finds remedy for every malady in comedy

Jennifer Aniston finds remedy for every malady in comedy

Jennifer Aniston is known for her alluring beauty, but what I truly find most captivating about her when we meet is the infectious smile that is invariably printed on her face, shedding light on all round her. She often colours her words with convivial banter even when she discusses earnest issues, ...

Christopher Nolan: I want the audience to feel my movies not understand them

Christopher Nolan: I want the audience to feel my movies not understand them

With his latest movie, Interstellar, opening to $130 million globally over the weekend, Christopher Nolan has retained a clean record of no box office flops. After two years of anxious waiting and high expectations, his fans flocked to the cinemas to be dazzled by his magical visuals and be challeng...

Jessica Chastain’s character in Interstellar was originally a man

Jessica Chastain’s character in Interstellar was originally a man

Since she invaded the consciousness of the masses in 2011 with a tsunami of releases such as Cannes Palm D’or winner “Tree of Life,” and the Oscar nominated pictures “The Help” and “Zero Dark Thirty”, for which she garnered nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress respe...

Denzel Washington: Show Business is Colour Blind – Interview

Denzel Washington: Show Business is Colour Blind – Interview

When Denzel Washington won a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Movie for his role in “The Hurricane” in 2000, he noted: “No African-American has won Best Actor Golden Globe since Sidney Poitier, until I did.” He was the first black actor to win the award in 36 years, and in 198...

Is Julianne Moore the next Oscar winner? – TV Interview

Is Julianne Moore the next Oscar winner? – TV Interview

Having won the best actress award in Cannes this year for her performance in David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” and dazzled the audiences at the recent Toronto International Film Festival with her portrayal of an Alzheimers-stricken professor in “Still Alice”, Julianne Moore has become...

Great performances but no clear winner at Toronto International Film Festival

Great performances but no clear winner at Toronto International Film Festival

In the last 10 days, hundreds of thousands of film fans and experts descended on Toronto charged with great expectations and hopes to discover next year’s potential Best Picture Oscar winner. Armed with their precious tickets, they stood patiently for hours in long lines in the sweltering heat, lo...

Why does Toronto International Film Festival matter?

Why does Toronto International Film Festival matter?

Last week, Venice Film Festival rocked the film industry with the opening of Alejandro Gonzales Iñárritu’s “Birdman,” which has become an instant favourite to dominate next year’s Oscars. Other movies such as Reese Witherspoon’s starrer “Wild” and Alan Turin’s biopi...

How painful was this summer for Hollywood?

How painful was this summer for Hollywood?

With weak performances at the US box office over the course of the this summer, it’s not a surprise that the final box office total gross from May to August is only $4.1 billion. That is 15% down from summer 2013 ($4.75 billion) and the lowest total since 2006 ($3.37 billion). And if we adjust for...

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