Articles by Meenakshi Shedde
Mar 11, 2018
Unsane: Steven Soderbergh's iPhone-shot thriller, starring Claire Foy, is a timely #MeToo warningUnsane is a cautionary tale on how casual personal posts on social media can become easy fodder for potential stalkers.
Feb 22, 2018
Berlinale 2018: Matangi/Maya/M.I.A is a fascinating political documentary on the fiesty Srilankan musicianA US-UK-Sri Lanka co-production, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A also won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival. It was screened as part of Berlinale 2018.
Feb 20, 2018
Berlinale 2018: Director Q says Garbage explores love as a brutal emotion and how violence affects sexualityQaushiq Mukherjee, aka Q, has long been the 'Bad Boy' of Indian cinema. Like his previous work, Berlinale contender Garbage, too, is polemic and provocative
Feb 17, 2018
Isle of Dogs premieres at Berlinale: Wes Anderson imaginative doggie tale offers a stinging socio-political commentWes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, which opened the Berlin Film Festival, boasts of animation astonishingly life-like in its detail.
Feb 09, 2018
Berlin Film Festival 2018: Q's Garbage, Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A and other highlightsThe festival's opening film is Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, but among other buzz-worthy films are Q's Garbage and Steve Loveridge's documentrary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
Dec 19, 2017
Dubai International Film Festival 2017: Gulf women directors win bigWomen film directors from the Gulf, many of them Arabs, are taking the film world by storm, as the recently-concluded 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) highlighted.
Dec 17, 2017
DIFF 2017: My Pure Land, UK's official entry for Academy Awards, is product of globalisationMy Pure Land, an Urdu film directed by Pakistan-born British Sarmad Masud, was screened at the Dharamshala International Film Festival this year.
Dec 13, 2017
Dubai International Film Festival 2017: Meet Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia's first woman directorHaifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia's first woman director got a warm reception for Mary Shelley, her second film, here at the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Dec 07, 2017
Dubai International Film Festival 2017 curtain raiser: Irrfan Khan bags Honorary AwardThe 14th DIFF festival boasts 140 films from 51 nations. There is a strong Indian and South Asian presence here.
Aug 31, 2015
Phantom review: Will the real Kabir Khan please stand up?The film has stray moments of humour, often taking swipes at social media.