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Damien Chazelle: Musicals are the best genre to examine dreams vs reality

Damien Chazelle: Musicals are the best genre to examine dreams vs reality

In 2013, Damien Chazelle arrived into Sundance Film Festival with “Whiplash,” a drama about a young drummer trying to please his tyrant teacher, and left with the festival’s audience and jury awards, and later went on to collect four Oscars. This September, his musical “La ...

Tim Burton: my directorial decisions are emotional not intellectual – TV interview

Tim Burton: my directorial decisions are emotional not intellectual – TV interview

  Like many of the characters in his earlier movies, such as Alice in Wonderland, Frankenweenies and Edward Scissorhands, the central character in his latest picture “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” Jakob, is an aloof dreamer, who finds comforts in a fictional wo...

Will “Tyrant” reflect reality in the Middle East? – interview

Will “Tyrant” reflect reality in the Middle East? – interview

While the Middle East rages with popular uprisings and civil wars and its people are being butchered by their leaders and terror groups, American and Israeli filmmakers are seeking to capture this harsh reality on TV. Last week, I spent a few days on two film sets in Israel: Tyrant and Dig. The firs...

Diane Kruger is bridging the way for autism

Diane Kruger is bridging the way for autism

Diane Kruger is the emblem of an internationally accredited fashion icon and Hollywood movie star. The 37-year-old actress and former Parisian model breathes glamour when she enchants journalists and her audiences across the globe while she jet sets from one film festival to the next movie premiere....

TV Series “The White Queen” Empowers Women

TV Series “The White Queen” Empowers Women

 BBC One historical drama, The White Queen is nearing its finale in the UK and has just begun in the US on the Starz Premium Cable Channel. It is based on the best selling novel series, The Cousins’ War, written by Philippa Gregory, and set during the Wars of the Roses; a long drawn out battle be...

Does ‘Homeland’ TV show reflect today’s political reality?

Does ‘Homeland’ TV show reflect today’s political reality?

Inspite of having been slammed by some for its far-fetched premise, ridiculous plotting and inconceivable characters, Homeland has scored the highest rating on Showtime TV network, enamoured the critics and swept the Emmys and Golden Globes Awards in several categories since its inception. Millions ...

Aaron Sorkin brings back the polarising TV show, The Newsroom

Aaron Sorkin brings back the polarising TV show, The Newsroom

Aaron Sorkin is one of a handful of widely known and highly respected Hollywood writers for film and television. Although most well known for his contributions to hit series, The West Wing (1999-2006), he is also the Oscar winning screenplay author of The Social Network (2010) and writer for the con...

Under the Dome is the Most Watched Summer Premier Since Big Brother

Under the Dome is the Most Watched Summer Premier Since Big Brother

Under the Dome premiered on CBS Monday night and pulled off an impressive 13.14 million viewers for its season opener as was recorded by Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for June 24. The hype has been building for months and the expectations have been set high thanks to the big names t...

Does season 4 of Arrested Development live up to the hype?

Does season 4 of Arrested Development live up to the hype?

After enjoying three seasons on FOX in the US and on BBC in the UK, and achieving a mild fan base, “Arrested Development” was dropped in 2006 and assumed to be out for the count. However, in the years following its cancellation, the show slowly began garnering attention through a cult following....

Da Vinci’s Demons exposed in a new TV show

Da Vinci’s Demons exposed in a new TV show

Every time I walk down the historical streets and alleyways of Florence, I marvel at the masterpieces of art dotted in the different piazzas. This is the city that gave birth to the Renaissance, and to the men behind it. I was invited to Florence by the US TV network, Starz, to attend the premiere o...

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