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Posts Tagged ‘Film’

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.

Editorial: Tuck Magazine 2016

    Tuck Magazine had a record breaking 2016, publishing an increased number of articles as each month progressed, easily surpassing the achievements of the year before.

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

Photography, who sees what…cascading short thoughts

Bayo Omoboriowo   By Fatimah Bakare-Dickson   Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything – Aaron Siskind In marking the world photography day, which was marked a few days ago, I decided not […]

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).

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).

First trailer released for Branko Tomovic directorial debut ‘Red’

  RED, a dark thriller set in the underground world of illegal organ smuggling, is the directorial debut for London-based Serb actor Branko Tomovic (24: Live Another Day, Fury, Entity, The Bourne Ultimatum).

Films of Memory: The Mind’s Eye

By Gulcin Newby Kennett In the chapter called ‘Films of Memory’ from his book ‘Transcultural Cinema‘, David MacDougall explores the intricate relationships between human memory and films.

The Ethics of Image-Making

By Gulcin Newby Kennett In the chapter titled ‘The Ethics of Image-Making’; or, “They’re Going to Put Me in the Movies. They’re Going to Make a Big Star Out of Me” from his book ‘Picturing Culture: Explorations of Film and Anthropology‘ (Ruby, 2000), Jay Ruby philosophizes about the ethical issues involved in the “production of […]

Interview with Actor Tim Abell

By Russell W. Dickson Like most I grew up fascinated by the Cinema. My love of Hollywood started at a young age when my mother would drop me off at the local movie theater with a crisp 5 dollar bill in my pocket. I can still smell the popcorn and feel the excitement as the […]

A Brief History of African-American Theater

By Gulcin Newby Kennett Contrary to popular belief, despite its recognition in the early 1960s, African-American theater did not begin then, but centuries before.

Israel’s Oscar swag bag: Give to Palestinian refugees say film and music stars

  Artists for Palestine UK (APUK) on Wednesday called on actors and directors on this year’s Oscars shortlist to: ‘Give your Israeli swag bag to a Palestinian refugee!’  

Zimbabwean lands role in 2Pac biopic

By Mathew Masinge US based Zimbabwean actress Danai Gurira has landed yet another big role as 2Pac’s mother in the rap star’s upcoming biopic dubbed ‘All Eyez On Me’.

International acclaim for Serbian drama ‘Next to Me’

By Marcus Agar When a Serbian film makes waves beyond the domestic market, critics and audiences sit up and pay attention.

Organ harvesting film from first-time director Branko Tomovic

By Marcus Agar Organ harvesting in the criminal underground is the gruesome subject of the directorial debut of London-based Serb actor Branko Tomovic. The star of 24: Live Another Day, The Bourne Ultimatum and Brad Pitt’s WWII tank story Fury, co-wrote the dark thriller with young writer Paul D. Clancy.