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Oscars 2016: Roadmap, Predictions, Spoilers & Trends

Understanding the trend of last few years in Oscars, it would be safe to place your bets on smaller Davids of the industry rather than the gargantuan Goliaths. Smaller but more difficult to make are the pictures that have outdone their behemoth counterparts. 2011: “The King’s Speech” trumped bigger competitors …

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7 inspiring movies ‘they’ don’t want you to see! Links to full movies in the article!

‘They’ is a very ubiquitous term which can mean the government, the society, the corporations, organized religion, authoritative figures that abuse their power & spoon-feed you like your nanny about what you should consume & what is too much (read, too truthful) for you to digest! However, here the pronoun …

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Books VS Movies- It’s a tie!

A number of discussions can be found online on the eternal question of ‘books vs movies-which is better’. The opinion is overwhelmingly in favour of books, but that is a bit unfair. I would like to present the arguments favouring books that seemed to be the most logical ones: 1) …

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Coraline says we’ve all been programmed!

Coraline (2009) 100 min  |  Animation, Fantasy   IMDb: 7.7, Rotten Tomatoes: 90% “Not just a children’s movie, Coraline goes beyond to subtly raise important questions for adults as well. Let us analyze it in an offbeat context of how everyone is being constantly programmed & how setting free is yet another …

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The Understated Brilliance of Hugo Weaving

You might not know him by name, but you definitely know this fine actor. Here’s a clue: More nerdy enthusiasts might immediately recall his portrayal of ‘Lord Elrond’ as well, in the ‘The Lord of the ‘Rings’ franchise: Or you might even have spotted him as the ‘Red Skull’ in …

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Script to Screen – I

“Every Oreo was once a grain of wheat”- Madhur Oza You might see this when you google (or preferably DuckDuckGo) idioms and maxims someday. Well maybe not, cause it is garbage! This was just an attempt to open this article with a beautiful line, say ‘Life is like a box …

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Exploring World Cinema #1: Themroc

Themroc (1973) | France IMDb: 7.2 Director: Claude Faraldo 100 min  |  Comedy “A roller coaster ride in to examining human sexism, sexuality, modernism, exploitation, abuse of power, banal rat-race & other cultural/societal limitations which restrict our experiences.”   Themroc is an unbelievable film. Firstly, it has no language, and secondly, …

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