The govt order said the online ticketing system was meant to ensure uniformity in rates and also to prevent black marketing
Movies are returning to theatres, but a new screen culture is taking shape with digital viewing, franchised blockbusters
The question isn’t whether the movies will survive, but it’s whether the freedom that “going to the movies” has represented in the past can be preserved in a technological environment that offers endless entertainment at the price of submission
Even fantasies are built on a measure of hope," writes Meera Ganapathi in this short story titled 'Mrs Nischol'. It is Part 2 of Firstpost's series, Leisure and Loiter.
'The govt has no role to play in film certification': Shyam Benegal speaks about proposed changes to Cinematograph Act
Shyam Benegal said filmmakers' concerns over the Centre's proposal to amend the Cinematograph Act are "natural".
How The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp's ingenious opening sequence rewinds 40 years in its protagonist's life
In one of the many enchanting films made by the duo of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, a pompous old man plunges into a pool and emerges 40 years younger. It’s a good lesson.
Explained: Proposed amendments to Cinematograph Act, which will allow re-certification of films, penalisation of piracy
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has asked the general public to send their comments on the draft Bill by 2 July.
I&B ministry seeks public comments on proposed amendments to Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 by 2 July
The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 proposes to penalise film piracy with a jail term and fine, introduce age-based certification, and empower the central government to order recertification of an already certified film following receipt of complaints.
Knights in parental armour: On Juno, Schitt's Creek and parents as the secret vigilantes of our lives
I can wager that once Juno, David and Alexis get older, they bicker with their parents. They probably see them as problematic people with deep-set biases.
We tell ourselves that we love our parents too much to see them suffer. But is our love honourable if it doesn’t involve sacrifice?
From 'White Saviour' to 'Poor People Who Work Hard and Get Rich', there's no end to these problematic movie tropes
Rightly or wrongly, I would like to continue sharing with you some of my go-to favourites when it comes to problematic movie enjoyment. I am so sorry fam.
A brief and highly subjective rating of the common problematic tropes you'll encounter in pop culture offerings
There are certain kinds of problematic cinema which will make me cringe or say ‘tut-tut’ in a marked manner. But I definitely keep watching, fam.
Foregrounding the multitude: How Mari Selvaraj's Karnan attains a universality and humanity rarely seen on screen
In putting up the face and the voice of a multitude on screen, Karnan attains a democracy far beyond real life. To achieve this is a miracle.
Promising Young Woman: How a lilting, pop music-scored sequence opens Emerald Fennell’s remarkable film
Promising Young Woman is both a fast-paced thriller and a powerful account of grief and retribution.
Soulmates of crisis: Cinema frames conflict as the language of romance, but what does it mean to love in a pandemic?
Film has long perpetuated the notion that danger is the prime provoker of passion.
The film's strength lies in the fascinating visual detail that fleshes out a rather formulaic script: the view we get once Saudi women go inside and remove the niqab, whether it’s cooking with family at home or dancing at a gender-segregated wedding.
As We Need to Talk about Kevin turns 10, a look at what made it such a haunting meditation on motherhood
An unshakeable experience and a daring experiment in film form, Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin challenged conventional wisdom on what makes for a good adaptation.
Sea Fever to The Beach House, how Lovecraftian horrors are being updated to reflect urgency of climate change perils
Over the last couple of years, there has been an uptick in eco-horror films which have imagined worlds as Lovecraftian mirrors to our own.
At Visions du Réel 2021, two films explore the intersection between images and war with great cogency and rigour
Directed by Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti, the Italian feature War and Peace and Bellum — The Daemon of War, made by David Herdies and Georg Götmark, illuminate the profound, multi-layered links between war, photography and cinema.
Ivan Ayr's Meel Patthar depicts a trope common to Indian art cinema: Bleak portrayals of working-class protagonists
Indian cinema has generally taken upon itself to treat its working-class protagonists as victims, and physical labour as drudgery. This is essentially because the films take up social conflict as their subject and conflict produces victims.
Prantik Basu on Bela, his meditative documentary that juxtaposes the Chhau art form with life in a Bengal village
Shot over two years, Bela is the third work born of Basu’s collaboration with the inhabitants of the eponymous village in West Bengal.