Christina Daniels
Jan 15 2013
MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA
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Christina Daniels
It's a new genre for Vishal Bharadwaj, and he makes the transition gracefully. Go watch! It's entertaining cinema.
Dec 18 2012
JAB TAK HAI JAAN TO TALAASH TO DABANGG 2
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Christina Daniels
Aamir Khan is in a police uniform again - for the first time since Sarfarosh - and he plays his part with conviction.
Dec 03 2012
FILM LAUNCHES IN NEWS
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Christina Daniels
On TV, Bollywood barrage is news! Thankfully, in print, entertainment is most often treated as a feature story.
Feb 09 2012
CITY'S OWN LITERATURE FAIR
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Christina Daniels
A host of writers from around the country are meeting in Bengaluru this weekend in a first-of-its kind event. Author C K Meena is excited.
Jan 25 2012
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF J. EDGAR HOOVER REVISITED
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Christina Daniels
If there are moments of brilliance in this film, they come from Leonardo DiCaprio’s spellbinding performance.
Jan 13 2012
BANGALORE OF THE 70S
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Christina Daniels
Artist Paul Fernandes celebrates the nostalgia of the 70s Bangalore with watercolour paintings.
Dec 28 2011
FILM FESTIVAL CONCLUDES
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BIFFES was more accessible and more inclusive compared to the previous years. And Iranian films continued to mark their presence at the film festival.
Dec 15 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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Christina Daniels
Opening on December 15th, about 175 feature films from around the world are screening in Bengaluru over eight days. These include 130 foreign, 30 Indian, 15 Kannada films.
Dec 05 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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Christina Daniels
Milan Luthria plays to the gallery, but makes his questions relevant to his audience. Vidya is bold, provocative and even outrageous, but she is never vulgar.
Dec 01 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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With Germany's renewed focus on the technology of film-making, new opportunities for collaboration between Germany and India might open up in the years ahead.
Nov 16 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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Christina Daniels
Gloom, turmoil and good intentions alone don't make a great film. The only saving grace is Ranbir Kapoor. What's all the fuss about?
Nov 04 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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Christina Daniels
Bollywood's most expensive film ever, doesn't deliver the best sci-fi film. It is not even the usual entertainer that one expects from a film with SRK in the lead. Graphic novel though has potential.
Sep 30 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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Christina Daniels
In a film ridden with melodrama and many old clichés, the only redemption lies in the film's sophisticated production values and spellbinding choreography. Both make for extremely watchable cinema.
Sep 21 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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Christina Daniels
Pawan Kumar's directorial debut is made for the generation next, with a unique perspective.
Sep 14 2011
HERITAGE IN YOUR BACKYARD
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Christina Daniels
Whitefield’s disappearing history and evolving multiple futures find expression in Whitefield Diaries, a series of six short films. The film series premiered on September 10th at the Whitefield Club.
Jul 20 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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When Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara works, it's because the film is genuinely funny. Backed by production values that raise the bar for international cinema, it is always eminently watchable.
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Jul 13 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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Bettada Jeeva lacks sensationalism and bawdy entertainment like most films of today. But it is an insightful movie, inspiring the mind.
Jul 08 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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Christina Daniels
From Superman to Mary Jane to Joker we love our super hero characters. What makes them so endearing?
May 31 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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Christina Daniels
Don't miss this Stanley Ka Dabba. Its sincerity will leave you moved.
May 27 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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Christina Daniels
The fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie exudes a freshness, retaining the series' unpredictability and sense of humour.
May 18 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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A well intentioned film that wanders somewhere in between, slightly lost in confusion.
May 10 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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Christina Daniels
Story of a young veterinary student who joins the travelling circus, Water for Elephants is cinema that absorbs but does not haunt you.
May 04 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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A well crafted, introspective, intelligent cinema that looms tall over much of what we see in contemporary Hindi cinema.
Apr 29 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
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Dum Maaro Dum is not great cinema. But it does make for an entertaining watch at the movies.
Apr 12 2011
Column: Cinema Scope
Christina Daniels
Bazmee combines the formidable talents of Akshay Kumar and Irrfan Khan, yet not managing to produce an entertaining result.