Meenakshi Shedde
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Unsane: Steven Soderbergh's iPhone-shot thriller, starring Claire Foy, is a timely #MeToo warning

Unsane is a cautionary tale on how casual personal posts on social media can become easy fodder for potential stalkers.

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Berlinale 2018: Matangi/Maya/M.I.A is a fascinating political documentary on the fiesty Srilankan musician

A 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.

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Berlinale 2018: Director Q says Garbage explores love as a brutal emotion and how violence affects sexuality

Qaushiq Mukherjee, aka Q, has long been the 'Bad Boy' of Indian cinema. Like his previous work, Berlinale contender Garbage, too, is polemic and provocative

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Isle of Dogs premieres at Berlinale: Wes Anderson imaginative doggie tale offers a stinging socio-political comment

Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, which opened the Berlin Film Festival, boasts of animation astonishingly life-like in its detail.

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Berlin Film Festival 2018: Q's Garbage, Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A and other highlights

The 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.

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Dubai International Film Festival 2017: Gulf women directors win big

Women 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.

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DIFF 2017: My Pure Land, UK's official entry for Academy Awards, is product of globalisation

My Pure Land, an Urdu film directed by Pakistan-born British Sarmad Masud, was screened at the Dharamshala International Film Festival this year.

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Dubai International Film Festival 2017: Meet Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia's first woman director

Haifaa 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).

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Dubai International Film Festival 2017 curtain raiser: Irrfan Khan bags Honorary Award

The 14th DIFF festival boasts 140 films from 51 nations. There is a strong Indian and South Asian presence here.

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Phantom review: Will the real Kabir Khan please stand up?

The film has stray moments of humour, often taking swipes at social media.

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Berlin Diary: The top five films of Berlin Film Festival 2015

There were many riches at the 65th Berlin Film Festival, but if top five is what have to be picked, here it is.

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Berlin Diary: Meet Manish Mundra, the new guardian angel of Indian indie cinema

Manish Mundra is currently one of the hottest angel investors in Indian independent cinema.

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Berlin Diary: Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Dhanak' wins big at Berlin Film Festival

Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak (Rainbow) has won the Grand Prix for Best Feature at the Berlin Film Festival.

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Review of Fifty Shades of Grey: Film is sexy, thought-provoking but deeply offensive to women

Fifty Shades of Grey is about a university student, Anastasia Steele (Johnson), who goes to interview a billionaire Christian Grey (Dornan) for a college mag. Sparks fly and they immediately embark on an affair.

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Only 3 Indian films selected at Berlin Festival but Youngistaan does India proud

India has only three films at Berlin this year (last year there were as many as 12 Indian films). Of course, selection depends on the quality of films produced worldwide in any year, so it’s quite a feather in Nagesh Kukunoor’s cap that his Dhanak (Rainbow) has been selected in Berlin’s Generation section (for children and young adults).

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Berlinale Diary: There's more to this film fest than 50 Shades of Grey's world premiere

As far as public anticipation goes, the world premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, starring newcomers Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, is hot stuff.

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Berlin Diary: Nymphomaniac punctures popular notions of love

Danish director Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac is a remarkable film. It explores an obsession of our times — sex — but with absolute dispassion and artistry.

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Berlin diary: Alia Bhatt's family connection to the German city

Alia Bhatt, just 20, arrived for the Highway press conference at the Berlin Film Festival, looking ravishing in flaming red Dior suit. It turns out that Bhatt has a Berlin connection in her past as well

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Berlin Diary: 'Movies are like infections', says Imtiaz Ali on Highway

This year, 12 films were selected to be screened at the Berlin Film Festival. One of them is Imtiaz Ali's Highway, which premiered at the festival last week.