This Julia Roberts Mahershala Ali apocalyptic chiller is leisurely and lethal

A still from ‘Leave the World Behind’ The one book you would take with you in an apocalyptic scenario (after stocking up on water filtration tablets and dry food, obviously) has now morphed into shows. In Leave the World Behind, Rose (Farrah Mackenzie), the 13-year-old daughter of Amanda (Julia Roberts) and Clay (Ethan Hawke) Sandford, … Read more

IFFK 2023: Anatomy of a Fall does not give any easy answers

A still from Anatomy of a Fall Can authors or filmmakers be judged for the thoughts or actions of the characters that they create? In recent days, this question has been asked over and over again in movie discussion forums in India, following the release of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s film Animal, a mindless celebration of … Read more

IFFK 2023: Don Palathara’s Family clinically uncovers the hidden dark spots in an idyllic community

Sony, the central character in Don Palathara’s Family, being screened in the International Competition section at the 28th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), would seem like a familiar person, the do-gooder who can walk into any house in a village at any time.  He offers himself at service to everyone, from taking the lead … Read more

‘In Flames’, ‘Dear Jassi’ win big at Red Sea International Film Festival

A still from ‘In Flames’ In Flames, a Pakistani-Canadian horror film directed by Zarrar Kahn, bagged the top prize at the third edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Set in Karachi, In Flames follows a young woman, played by Ramesha Nawal, who becomes haunted by visions of the … Read more

J.K. Simmons joins the cast of Clint Eastwood’s ‘Juror No. 2’

J.K. Simmons accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for ‘Whiplash’ in 2015 | Photo Credit: John Shearer J.K. Simmons is the latest actor to join the cast of Clint Eastwood’s Juror No. 2. The legal thriller had previously added Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette to its top billing. Additionally, it will … Read more

Olivia Wilde to direct raunchy Christmas comedy ‘Naughty’

Olivia Wilde attends the third Annual Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 3, 2023 | Photo Credit: MARIO ANZUONI Actor-turned-filmmaker Olivia Wilde is following up 2022’s Don’t Worry Darling with a Christmas comedy produced by Margot Robbie’s banner LuckyChap Entertainment. Titled Naughty, the film is pegged as Bridesmaids in the North Pole, … Read more

Ryan O’Neal, star of ‘Love Story’ and ‘Barry Lyndon,’ dies at 82

Ryan O’Neal, the heartthrob actor who went from a TV soap opera to an Oscar-nominated role in Love Story and delivered a wry performance opposite his charismatic 9-year-old daughter Tatum in Paper Moon, died Friday, his son said. “My dad passed away peacefully today, with his loving team by his side supporting him and loving … Read more

Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper reunite for spy thriller ‘Best of Enemies’

Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper in ‘American Hustle’ A decade since American Hustle, actors Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper are reuniting for a Cold War-era spy thriller titled Best of Enemies. According to a report in Variety, the film will be based on the book Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold … Read more

Curtains go up for 28th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala on Friday

The curtains went up at the capital on Friday for the 28th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan addressed the gathering through a recorded video, as the State Cabinet is taking part in the Navakerala Sadas, a mass outreach programme. “The IFFK stands tall with the biggest festivals … Read more

Being recognised for taking the next right step is a genuine honour, says Kenyan filmmaker Waniru Kahiu

Kenyan filmmaker Waniru Kahiu | Photo Credit: S.R. Praveen Wanuri Kahiu does not have a personal copy of her 2018 film Rafiki, her best known work yet, and the first Kenyan film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival. The laws in her country prevent her from possessing, distributing or broadcasting her film in … Read more