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Archive for the ‘FILM’ Category

Interview with Actress Claudia Christian

By Hazel Speed It is always such a privilege when a person of note, a celebrity within any field, consents to an interview within which they share an insight of themselves in deeper ways.

Fleeing the RatPac: James Packer, Gambling and Hollywood

AFP photo   By Binoy Kampmark To tabloid filled US audiences, Australia’s billionaire and casino mogul, James Packer, has tended to be associated more with having a hand on Mariah Carey’s voluptuousness than decent deals and sound business prowess.

The Avengers: Early episodes unearthed

By Hazel Speed We all have favourite TV channels and programmes therein. Quite a number of programmes considered to be ‘classics’ (i.e. from former times) feature within choices available via UK Freeview (though no doubt not exclusively so).

Child Marriage: Solving the consequences and policing the right policies

By Ebi Robert   A sure way to achieve peace is respect for human rights –                       Child marriage is malice to Humanity.

Moonlight wins Best Picture Oscar after major onstage gaffe

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters   By Jill Serjeant African-American coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, beating favourite “La La Land” after an embarrassing onstage gaffe over the announcement.

Interview with Actress Stefanie Powers

Photo/David Hartley   By Hazel Speed It was such a great honour that actress Stefanie Powers kindly agreed to answer twelve questions which I put to her for publication in Tuck Magazine.

Hollywood, Propaganda and the American Culture of Division

Don Emert/AFP   By Valda Organ Donald Trump and Meryl Streep. After Streep’s phony acid tongued diatribe at the Golden Globes and Donald Trump’s continuous stream of vitriol on twitter, you would be hard pressed to discern the difference between politician and actor. To understand how the water became so muddy, it must be said […]

International film award for leading Serbian actor Slaven Došlo

Alina Kisina   By Marcus Agar International acclaim is stacking up for Serbian actor SLAVEN DOŠLO, who earned an Angela Award for his outstanding acting performance in Next to Me / Pored Mene.

Interview with Murdoch Mysteries creator Maureen Jennings

By Hazel Speed It is with immense pride we feature an exclusive interview with famous author and screenwriter Maureen Jennings, whose successes across the genre have brought a great deal of pleasure to people throughout the world, in her books and the Murdoch Mysteries TV series.

Murdoch Mysteries

By Hazel Speed It isn’t often I am so hooked on a TV drama as I am on the “Murdoch Mysteries” TV series – set in the Toronto of the 1890s.

Ireland’s Subtitle Film Festival celebrates the best of European cinema

By Marcus Agar European cinema will be celebrated in the week-long Subtitle Film Festival (21-27 November) in the medieval Irish city of Kilkenny.

My Papillon-Like Obsession!

By Mansour Rad From the very beginning, I mean when I was a child and my father took me to a movie theater in Tehran, screening ‘Papillon‘, the great 1973 movie, I felt it was something that I had never experienced and when we were leaving the salon among the crowd of people, I was […]

Festival audiences line up for ambitious Serbian thriller Incarnation

By Marcus Agar High concept thriller Incarnation is the latest Serbian film to attract attention, as word of mouth builds in the wake of premiere screenings in the UK, US and in the Balkans.

Film: ‘The Last Family’ directed by Jan P. Matuszynski

  ‘A remarkable, frequently unsettling exercise in staged voyeurism, recreating the interdependent lives of painter Zdzislaw Beksinski and his family’. Variety   The Last Family (Ostatnia Rodinza) is the debut narrative feature film by Jan P. Matuszynski, director of the award winning documentary Deep Love.

Belgrade director Filip Kovacevic delivers stylish Serbian action film Incarnation

By Marcus Agar With his debut feature, Incarnation, young Serbian director Filip Kovacevic has crafted a visually striking thriller that can stand proud among Hollywood equals.

Getting a break with TV Networks and Radio

By Hazel Speed About 18 years ago I approached a broadcast network concerning one of my diverse number of projects.

Lessons from Q

By Hazel Speed Q is a letter of the alphabet and is also utilised as itself within literature, films and television.

Where Eagles Dare: movie mistakes, goofs and bloopers

By Hazel Speed Where Eagles Dare has to be one of the viewers’ favourite classic war movies of all time, along with others we could name.

Ben Hur: A Necessary Remake?

By Hazel Speed I will never understand when something has already been established as ‘definitive’, why do yet more versions emerge, be they in the medium of film, TV series, radio or book formats.

Children’s Cinema in Iran

‘Children of Heaven’, Majid Majidi   By Narges Kharghani   Cinema is dead of winter! The cinema that has gone through hibernation   It’s a common trend in the world of cinema that children’s cinema has the best-selling films. In fact children’s films topped the box office in most countries. But it seems it’s different […]

Film, Arts and Entertainment with Fana Sooka

Arts & Culture competition 2015   By Musa Gift Masombuka  Born in 1994, the fourth of seven sons of Monicca Annah Sooka, Fana Sooka began school in 2002 at Regae Primary school, going on to secondary in Majatladi, South Africa. He had been an extrovert and was interested mostly in entertainment, always feeling vibrant over […]

The Great American Movie Hustle

By Marcus Agar Wonder Lab Films release first trailer for their one-million-penny movie: Witness the trials and tribulations of no-budget independent filmmaking.

Branko Tomovic directorial debut ‘Red’ selected for Serbian film festival

By Marcus Agar Organ-harvesting thriller RED has been Officially Selected for Serbia’s Kraljevski Filmski Festival (31 Aug-3 Sept, 2016).

Interview with writer Wilfred Lungile Seliba

  Musa Gift Masombuka talks with Wilfred Lungile Seliba about his career as a scriptwriter.

South Indian Cinema: Looking Through the Eyes of Actress Ragini Dwivedi

By Ratnesh Dwivedi The Indian film industry is the largest film industry in the world which produces more than 1000 films every year and South Indian Cinema makes a large part of it.

The UCL Festival of Culture 2016

By Michael Organ Five free days of culture UCL’s, (University College London), Festival of Culture returns this year with a programme set to showcase the rich diversity of world-class research led by staff and students in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences.

The girl in the white camisole escapes death

By Robert Kilborn And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world. —Revelation 12: 7-9

Quest for Mirroring the Truth

By Gulcin Newby Kennett In her Quarterly article, ‘Mirrors without memories: Truth, History, and the New Documentary’, Linda Williams raises some stimulating arguments regarding documentary filmmaking.

I’m Muslim and not gay!

By Ahmed Tharwat For the last three weeks, the Twin Cities have seen one of the largest film festivals in the country, the 35th MSPIFF Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival showcasing more than 200 new films from around the world.

Award winning actor Slaven Došlo joins hit TV series

By Marcus Agar Actor Slaven Došlo has enrolled as a young army recruit in successful Serbian TV series Vojna Akademija (Military Academy).